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Now is the best time to register for the City of Atlanta’s summer camp; Camp Best Friends
Now is the best time to register for the City of Atlanta’s summer camp; Camp Best Friends

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by the City of Atlanta) 

The summer months are just a few weeks away, and the school year is coming to a close.  Now is the best time to register for the City of Atlanta’s summer camp.  Registration for Camp Best Friends is open for youth ages 5 to 16.  There will be four specialty camps including one residential camp, 12 day camps, and two teen camps.  The regular camp season starts May 31st and runs through July 22.  The extended camp will be available from July 25th through August 5th at four locations.

“Camp Best Friends is celebrating 30 years of service to the metro Atlanta youth and families,” said Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs George Dusenbury.   "There are plenty of spots available as we continue to honor Mayor Reed's commitment to youth development in the City of Atlanta.” 

The summer program will provide a variety of fun and age-appropriate activities including field trips, sports, special events, arts and crafts, nutrition, physical fitness, and games under the supervision of trained staff. 

The Camp Best Friends location sites for ages 5-16 are: 

Adams Park, 404-756-1828

Adamsville, 404-505-3181

Ben Hill, 404-346-5891 

Bessie Branham, 404-371-5010

Dunbar, 404-658-7117

English Park, 404-505-3116

Grant Park, 404-624-0697

M.L. King Jr., 404-658-1149

Morningside, 404-881-0174

Peachtree Hills, 404-237-2756

Pittman, 404-215-2824

Rosel Fann, 404-624-0772  

Camp Best Friends also offers a variety of recreational sports camps this summer.  These camps each focus on one sport. Campers learn the basic rules of each sport and talk about teamwork, sportsmanship, fitness and nutrition. 

The following locations offer sports camps: 

Adams Park - Basketball (ages 9 - 17), 404-756-1828  

Grant Park - Athletic Camp (ages 7 - 12), 404-624-0697

Coan Park- Therapeutics (ages 6 - 21), 404-371-5008 *All campers must be interviewed. 

Lake Allatoona - Residential Camp (ages 8 - 12), 404-392-3366

Washington Park Camp -Tennis and Swim - (ages 5 - 12), 404-658-1436 

Teen camps are available at the following two sites: 

Rosel Fann, 404-624-0772
Grove Park - Operation Reach and GYAC, 678-302-1962  

The camps will run 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), priced at $65 a child per week for residents and $110 a child per week for non-residents.  Financial assistance may be available for qualified applicants.  To register, you must present a registration form, Picture ID (Drivers License or State of Georgia ID), Mortgage/Lease or Current Bill (Water, Gas, or Electric), Childs Birth Certificate and Cashier’s Check or Money Order ONLY for the first week of camp fee.

Camp Best Friends has provided Atlanta’s youth with a fun, safe environment to grow and learn since 1981.  A Spring Leisure Guide, which has detailed information on each facility’s programs, special events, workshops and activities, can be found online at www.atlantaga.gov/Government/Parks.aspx

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