We offer two camp programs for Summer. Please note: Drop In ends with the school year.
Located at Haverty Hollow on East Beechwood, Frog Hollow Camp has served children aged 5-10 for many years. Camp hours are 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, with the day divided into six activity periods. Sessions are two weeks long. While campers take their daily swim lesson by age group, they are free to choose among the following for their other activity sessions:
- arts and crafts – all kinds
- sand play (outside) or building play (inside with blocks)
- organized outside games
- rope swing and zip line
- nature walks
- supervised, one-on-one wrestling
- creative writing
- drama: scripting a short play presented at the session’s awards day
Those who love swimming can choose free swim at the end of the camp day. Free play on the playground is the other choice before carpool. The pool is salt water and measures three feet at either end, sloping to four and a half feet in the center. Children must be able to swim unaided – no floaties.
Before and after camp care is available, with drop off as early as 8am and pick up as late as 6pm. Advance sign up is offered for a reduced rate payable two weeks prior to the session’s start, or you may pay $8/hour for standard drop in.
Dates for Summer 2018 are as follows:
- Session 1: June 4 – 15
- Session 2: June 18 – 29
- Session 3: July 2 – 13 (closed July 4)
- Session 4: July 16 – 27
Open registration begins at 10am, Monday, Feb. 5, at the East Beechwood location. Bring your cash or check. We will have registration forms on hand. FH sessions are $490 or $40 to hold your place; Preschool Camp sessions are $190/week. Deposits are non-refundable and count towards your final payment, due in mid-April.
Haverty Hollow Preschool Camp
Located at the Garden Hills Recreational Center, our camp for ages 3 – 5 is offered in one week increments from June through early- to mid-August. In 2018, HH Preschool Camp weekly sessions begin June 4 and conclude August 10. Please note: There is no camp session during the week of July 4. Preschool Camp hours are 9:30am – 1:30pm. Before and after camp care is not available for Preschool Camp. Children must be 3 and fully potty trained by the beginning of camp.
The children choose among a variety of activities throughout the day such as arts and crafts, cooking, tumbling, outside games, drama, music, and an optional swim time. You may choose for your child to try a swim test the width of the big pool to be able to use it during swim time, or select “wading pool” on your application.
Haverty Hollow employs young people aged 11 – 16, first as “Helpers”, then Junior Counselors, and a few Assistant Counselors and Counselors. Parents who would like their children to be involved in a summer camp experience may request a Helper application after January 15. There is a $40 application fee, refundable if your child is not selected. Jr. Counselors must be entering the 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th grades. Junior Counselors assist counselors with camp activities and assume other responsibilities. They are paid weekly. Preference is given to returning staffers or those with a sibling enrolled in camp. Staffers may work at either the Preschool Camp or Frog Hollow. There is a three-hour mandatory orientation meeting in May for all staff before camps begin June 4. Staffing decisions are made by mid-March. Our email address to request any of the applications is firstname.lastname@example.org