2015 Summer Camp Schedule at the Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House

The Atlanta History Center Presents Enriching Summer Programs for Children

The Atlanta History Center and its Midtown campus located at Margaret Mitchell House announce the 2015 Summer Camp themes.  Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House campers explore a range of topics, engage in quality activities, and expand creative skills. With new themes each week, every child will likely find several topics to match their particular interests.

Camps at both sites run June 1 – July 31, 2015. Camp registration will soon be in progress. Space is limited, so register early. To register a camper for the Atlanta History Center or Margaret Mitchell House camps, visit our website to register online. Confirmation and additional information will be emailed on receipt of your reservation.

For more information on the 2015 Summer Camp schedule, please visit www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/SummerCamp or www.MargaretMitchellHouse.com/SummerCamp .

 

ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER SUMMER CAMPS

Location: 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW

History comes to life this summer! Atlanta History Center summer camps explore the past through games, historic simulations, performances, crafts, and hands-on activities throughout our exhibitions, historic houses, and 22 acres of Goizueta Gardens. The entire campus is our playground! With fun new themes each week, campers enjoy a variety of immersive camp experiences all summer long. Space is limited, so register early.

 

Villains of History

June 1 – 5, 2015

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

Get the real story behind the larger-than-life reputations of some of history’s most famous bad guys like Blackbeard, Marie Antoinette, and Benedict Arnold. Were they really so bad, or were they worse than you thought?

 

Pioneer House

June 8 –12, 2015

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

Spend a week in and around our pioneer era Wood Family Cabin and learn everyday survival skills of the 1830s. While exploring the lives of the early settlers of this area and their relationship with neighboring Creek and Cherokee Indians, campers learn basic pioneer skills, such as cooking over a fire, distilling water, and constructing shelter.

Two Hundred Years Ago

June 15 -19, 2015

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

In the wake of the French Revolution, the world was utterly changed. Ideas of democracy and individual rights spread across the globe. Journey with us through this pivotal time in world history as we romp through the revolution, wage the War of 1812, and develop a Napoleon complex while seizing Europe.

 

The Middle Ages

June 22 - 26, 2015

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

The Middle Ages is one of the most romanticized and disparaged time periods in history. From gallant knights to the black plague, sift through the many myths and misconceptions of this not-so-dark age.

 

True Science Fiction

July 6-10, 2015

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

What does science fiction have to do with history? Join us for this weirdly wonderful week and see how science fiction examines, reimagines, and even foreshadows historic events and inventions.

 

World War II

July 13-17, 2015

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

Join us as we commemorate the 70thanniversary of the end of WWII. From Roosevelt to Rosie the Riveter, landing on the beaches to liberating the camps, gain a unique perspective about the war that shaped the world we know today. 

 

The Colonies

July 20-24, 2015

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

For profit or freedom, early colonists braved almost certain failure in search of a better life in the New World. Take a closer look at the earliest American settlements like Roanoke and Jamestown, and learn what set some on the path to success, while so many others came to mysterious or tragic ends.

 

Go West

July 27-31, 2015

Ages 6-8 and 9-11

Search for the Northwest Passage with Lewis and Clark, defend the Alamo with Davy Crockett, prospect for gold with the 49ers, risk everything on the Oregon Trail, and peak inside the real lives of gunslingers and homesteaders like Jesse James and Laura Ingalls.

 

Junior Counselor Program

For kids who have aged out of our Summer Camps, we offer a Junior Counselor program. Please visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/SummerCamp for additional information.

 

MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE SUMMER CAMPS

Location: 990 Peachtree Street NE

Margaret Mitchell House writing camps provide an opportunity for youth to discover the power and excitement of writing while honing their skills in a fun, interactive environment. With 10-15 participants per camp, each young author receives individual attention while learning how to create meaningful prose through a variety of techniques like stream of consciousness writing, games, journaling, free verse poetry, and other forms. Camps sell out quickly, so register early.

 

Mystery in the City: Crime of the Century

June 1-5, 2015

Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Follow the clues of a mysterious case as its twists and turns lead you around the city of Atlanta. Play detective on daily field trips and use your new-found experience to piece together stories of mystery and intrigue. Don’t let this case grow cold! 

 

Historical Fiction

June 8-12, 2015

Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Explore this popular literary genre in the very place where one of the bestselling historical novels of all time was written. Gain inspiration from Margaret Mitchell and others as you learn how to weave real historical events together with your own imagination.

 

Extra! Extra! Write All About It!

June 15-19, 2015

Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Explore the many different fields of journalism as you explore the many sights and sounds our exciting city has to offer. Take on the role of an investigative reporter, photojournalist, sports writer, and more as you visit museums, theaters, parks, and other cultural destinations. 

 

Write On: The Essentials

June 22-26, 2015

Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Whether you are writing for fun or writing for school, you will benefit from learning the basics of doing research, building compelling characters and interesting plots, and writing a good story with good grammar. Through word and writing games, journaling, and an off-site observational field trip, learn the essentials that lead to a “writing life.”

 

Mystery in the City: Haunts and Habitats

July 6-10, 2015

Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Unravel the mysteries of Atlanta’s historic places and haunted spaces. Use the stories and environments you encounter during daily field trips to help you delve into character, setting, plot, and dialogue as you craft your own mysterious story. 

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

July 13-17, 2015

Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Gain inspiration from some of your favorite works of science fiction and fantasy and discover the fundamentals to creating your own unique world. With creatures, time travel, and space invasion, anything is possible within your vast imagination! 

 

Screenwriting

July 20-24, 2015

Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Atlanta’s booming film industry provides the perfect backdrop for crafting the next big blockbuster. Explore the unique process of creating scripts for screen as you learn how to tell a story visually, structure it properly, and work collaboratively. 

 

Write On: The Essentials

July 27-31, 2015

Ages 9-11 and 12-14

Whether you are writing for fun or writing for school, you will benefit from learning the basics of doing research, building compelling characters and interesting plots, and writing a good story with good grammar. Through word and writing games, journaling, and an off-site observational field trip, learn the essentials that lead to a “writing life.”

Junior Counselor Program

For kids who have aged out of our Summer Camps, we offer a Junior Counselor program. Please visit MargaretMitchellHouse.com/SummerCamp for additional information. 

 

GENERAL SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Locations:

  • AHC Camps: The temporary entrance to the Atlanta History Center is located at 3299 Andrews Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, 30305.
  • MMH Camps: The entrance to the Margaret Mitchell House is located at 979 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Camp Hours:

  • AHC Camps: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; extended day care options also available.
  • AHC campers who are not participating in extended childcare may be dropped off at the Atlanta History Center after 8:45 am and picked up between 3:45 and 4:00 pm.
  • AHC Camps: Each week concludes with a special Friday afternoon event featuring a display of campers’ projects.
  • MMH Camps: Monday through Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm; campers may be dropped off at the Margaret Mitchell House in Midtown after 9:15 am and must be picked up by 5:00 pm.
  • MMH Camps: Each session wraps with a Writers Showcase for family and friends on the last day of camp.  Mark your calendars!

Extended Childcare

  • AHC: Morning session: 8:00 – 9:00 AM and/or afternoon session: 4:00 – 5:00 pm daily (There is a $25 additional charge per session.)
  • Please note that children cannot be dropped off before 8:00 am and must be picked up promptly by 5:00 pm. Regrettably, due to staffing considerations, we must impose a late charge of $1 per minute due at pick-up if a child is not picked up on time.
  • MMH: Extended childcare is NOT available at Margaret Mitchell House camps. 

Fees

  • AHC Campers: $225 per week for Atlanta History Center members at the Family Membership level/$275 per week for nonmembers.
  • MMH Campers: $325 per week for Atlanta History Center members at the Family Membership level/$375 per week for nonmembers.

Lunch

  • AHC campers may purchase lunch for the entire week from Chick-Fil-A at our campus’s Coca-Cola Café at the cost of $40.00 per camper. Alternately, children must bring bag lunches each day. In addition, two snacks will be provided daily.
  • MMH campers must bring bag lunches each day.  In addition, light snacks will be provided.

 

Cancellation Policy

No refunds can be made for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of the selected camp. Any cancellation or change made more than two weeks before your child’s first day of camp carries an administrative fee of $25. If you withdraw your registration before this two week deadline, you will receive a refund less the $25 fee.

For more on Atlanta History Center or Margaret Mitchell summer camps, contact the Summer Camp Director at 404.814.4018 or SummerCamp@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com; or visit www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/SummerCamp or www.MargaretMitchellHouse.com/SummerCamp .

Tags:

About Us

The Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum; two historic houses, 1928 Swan House and 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; Kenan Research Center; Grand Overlook event space; Chick-Fil-A at the Coca-Cola Café, a museum shop, and the Goizueta Gardens, featuring 22 acres of gardens, walkways, paths and trails. In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House located in Midtown Atlanta.