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Winter Break Camp

In-person February 15 – 17, 2021

Explore science with Fernbank’s in-person Winter Break Camp for ages 5-10. 

Camps include games, activities, and crafts centered around the theme of each day:   

  • Body Day: Campers will make licorice DNA, a brain hat, origami lungs and more. Campers will explore the human body and how it functions.
  • Communication Day: Campers will explore human and animal modes of communication, from language to scent. This day will give your camper something to talk about.
  • Time and Space Day: Campers will go back through time and out into the stars to see how the Earth and universe change with time.

Specific activities are subject to change without notice.

COVID-19 Information: To keep guests and campers safe, Winter Break Camp sessions will include the following policies and protocols.

  • Mandatory Face Coverings: Parents must provide campers with facemasks which will be worn at all times except when consuming food or beverages.
  • Frequent Hand-Washing Breaks: In addition to hand-washing after each activity and bathroom break, parents must provide campers with a personal hand sanitizer. A shared, touchless hand sanitizer station will also be available in the room.
  • Limited Capacity: Camp sessions will have a maximum of 15 campers with 2 instructors.
  • Physical Distancing: Each camper will sit at one end of a 6ft table in a large, ventilated room. Siblings or quarantine “pods” may sit together. Separate rooms will be used for Pre-Care and After-Care. Outdoor spaces will be used for several activities daily (weather permitting). Snacks and lunch will be consumed with additional distance between campers and may be eaten outside when weather permits.
  • Individual Supplies: Campers will have their own tub of activity and craft supplies for the entire session with no sharing.
  • Health Screenings: Staff will check temperatures (with a touchless thermometer) of every camper and staff member at check-in. Any camper with a fever above 99.4 will not be permitted to attend camp. Any camper that appears unwell will also not be admitted to camp. If a child has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, parents must inform Fernbank, and the camper will not be permitted to attend camp. If any child expresses or exhibits symptoms of illness, they will be immediately isolated and parents contacted for pickup. If any camper tests positive for COVID-19, all campers will be sent home and camp will close.
  • Regular Cleanings: Areas of heavy contact (tables, doorknobs, etc.) will be disinfected after each activity.

Learn more about what we are taking to keep guests and staff safe.  

Registration: Registration opens January 25 at or around 10am for members and non-members. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and space sells out quickly. Registration is daily, so join us for the day that best meets your needs or register for all three.

Cost: $67 per day for members, $83 per day for non-members

Hours: Fernbank’s February Winter Break Camp runs Monday through Wednesday, 9am to 4pm.

Pre-Care: Pre-Care is available from 8:15am to 9am and costs $4 per day.

After-Care: After-Care is available from 4pm to 5:30pm and costs $8 per day.

Cancellation Policy: After February 12, 2021, no refunds will be issued. A $50 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations.

If minimum enrollment is not met, we reserve the right to cancel a camp session and issue a full refund.

We continue to monitor COVID reports, CDC recommendations, and local regulations and we reserve the right to transition to virtual camp, with advance notice, if necessary.

Contact the Education Department at or 404.929.6327 for more information. 

Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering Fernbank's premises. If such an injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering the premises.