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Atlanta International School (AIS) camps offer an enriching summer experience filled with fun, new friends and opportunities to learn about the world and each other! Language camps in French, Spanish, German, Chinese and English as a Second Language (ESL) will have a general theme this year and are available to campers of all skill levels. This is a great way to introduce your child to different cultures.
Active campers can participate in a variety of camps, including Taekwondo and Orchestra. For kids who like a mental challenge, Ecology, 6th Grade Study Skills, Chess, 3D Printing, and Rockets & Racecars are sure to please. Budding performers, who like to sing, dance and act, will love Camp Stardust, where campers stage a new production each week! Everyone’s favorite traditional day camp experiences can be found in Imagine That! or Pay It Forward. We are pleased to announce the addition of Fun Weird Science and 3D Character Design.
Atlanta International School summer camps offer programs for rising kindergarten students up to grade 12 and are located on the school’s campus in Buckhead. Before and aftercare are available for your convenience.
Atlanta International School's popular Language Camps in French, German, Spanish, and Chinese help campers develop their second language skills at all skill levels. Campers participate in immersion classes and activities such as theater and music delivered in their language of choice. Additionally sports and technology activities are offered every week for a well-rounded camp experience. Our three-week curriculum addresses all aspects of language: listening, speaking, writing, vocabulary, and most importantly, a lifelong interest in other cultures. Through group projects, campers will become more familiar with the language and get to practice with peers. Our highly qualified and multicultural faculty are almost exclusively native speakers and have a passion for their language and culture. 2016 Theme: "Transforming the World"
Atlanta International School’s popular language camps in English as a Second Language Camp (ESL) helps campers develop their second language skills at all ability levels. During the 2 or 3 week camp immersion classes, students develop the following:
Comprehension and language skills Ability to respond to the demands of social and academic life A lifelong interest in other cultures
Campers also participate in sports, art, theater, music and technology activities in English. Available to all international and US students Kindergarten - grade 12. No visa or transcript required. 2016 Theme: "Transforming the World"
The objective for this three week summer camp is to improve Spanish speaking and writing skills. Middle and high school campers participate in daily immersion language classes. Using group projects, campers will become more familiar with the language and increase their language acquisition skills. This develops understanding of the cultural aspects of language making learning an exciting experience.
Join the Fun Weird Science team as we explore hands on science, chemistry, engineering, and tinkering. Students will build models, investigate the WHY and make things move.
Week: July 18-22 Grades: 1-3 Cost: $ 425
Science & Technology Through Photography
Allow your child to experience science through the lens of a camera! Kids will explore a nature park, farm, surprise activity and local university or campus science lab and even grow and photograph bacteria while learning to use aspects of a camera. This group of kids will also get to visit and photograph 3-D models created in the design technology studio! Sign up today to secure a spot for your 4th to 10th grader!
Kids create their own Minecraft® animation! In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn professional animation as they create their own Minecraft® animated movie from start to finish. At the end of camp, kids will walk away with a fully animated 3D Minecraft® movie that they can share with friends and online! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. Kids will learn the critical fundamentals of 3D animation, including facial animation and storytelling, fundamental keyframe animation, walk cycle development, and forward and inverse kinetics. They’ll also learn to use pro-level 3D animation software, Blender. Each kid will walk away with the fundamentals of 3D animation, so they can go on to make any Minecraft® animation they can imagine.
Week: July 5-8 Grades: 3-9 Cost: $ 360
Camp Stardust is back for their 8th annual summer of dramatic fun at AIS! Each week campers work with a choreographer, music director, acting coach and other professionals to create a weekly musical theatre performance. Past camp performances have included selections from such popular musicals as High School Musical, and The Lion King. In addition to building strong musical theatre skills with our professional instructors, the students’ coordination, stage presence and rehearsal techniques will be enhanced as well. Students may enroll for one, two or all three weeks. Space is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Lunch not included.
Three individual weeks: June 13-17, June 20-24 or July 18-22 Grades: 1-2 & 3-6 available each week Cost: $325
The AIS Summer Strings Program This one week program is open to all violin, viola, cello and bass players in grades 1-8. Our focus will be on building ensemble skills, chamber music and music theory. Students must have completed at least one year of private lessons and be proficient at reading music. Students provide their own instruments and AIS will provide any music necessary.
Camp will be led by Heston McCranie
Week: June 13-17 Grades: 1-8 Cost: $ 350
Server Design NEW
Kids create their own Minecraft® server! In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn professional Java programming as they design and build their own customized Minecraft server that they can share with friends. At the end of camp, kids walk away with a playable, shareable Minecraft server that they built from scratch. They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. Kids will learn the basics of one of the most popular coding languages in the world as they modify real Java™ code to build their own Minecraft server. During camp, kids will master introductory computer programming concepts including methods and parameters, if-then statements, and more. They’ll also learn to use a pro-level Java development tool to build their server. For this camp, every student must have a copy of Minecraft for PC or Mac (not Pocket Edition) and bring their login credentials to camp.
Week: July 11-15
Grades: 3-9 Cost: $450
3D Printing - Design Tech
In the 'Design & Make IT' camp children will use CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design things like bag tags, key chains, and chocolate molds, which they will then print using 3D printers. This camp will suit children who love technology, and who are creative.
Week: July 11-15 Grades: 4-6 Cost: $ 400 - $425
The purpose of our camp is to introduce students to the study of Ecology. Students will investigate the ecological needs of plants and fresh water fish in a variety of activities in our green house and on field trips.
Week:June 27- July 1 Grades: 6-8 Cost: $425
Filmmaking & Editing
Students work with professional filmmakers to learn the basics of filmmaking and work as a team to write a script, shoot their film, edit the footage and produce an original short film! Their movie will debut at a special screening for friends and family on the last day of class!
During this production & post-production intensive 2-week camp, students will work together in small teams (i.e. 2-4 members) to produce and edit their own short film. During the first week, students will undergo in depth equipment trainings with professional filmmakers. Trainings include: basic & advanced camera operations, lighting, and production management. While being trained, the students will be broken into their teams in order to develop their story based on short film scripts provided by the instructor. During the second week, the students will work in their groups to edit the footage into their final short film. The instructor will teach daily lessons about editing and style; visiting professional filmmakers will also provide presentations to the students. The second week ends with a Movie Screening for all parents & guests.
Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro All film equipment and laptops provided All editing software provided.
Two individual weeks: June 20-July 1, July 11-22 Grades: 4 - 9 Cost: $650 (2 weeks)
Kids create their own Minecraft® mods! In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn real Java™ programming as they design and code their own Minecraft® mods from start to finish. At the end of camp, kids will walk away with a unique Minecraft® mod that they can download and share with friends! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. Kids will learn the basics of one of the most popular coding languages in the world as they modify real Java™ code to build their own Minecraft® mods including blocks, items, mobs, and more. During camp, kids will master introductory computer programming concepts including object-oriented programming, methods and parameters, instantiation of new objects, and more. They’ll also learn to use a pro-level Java™ development tool, Eclipse, to create their mods.
Week: June 20 - 24 Grades: 3 - 9 Cost: $450
Multi-Cultural Checkmate (Chess Camp)
Campers will learn basic fundamentals as well as sophisticated tactics and strategies from International Chess Master Carolina Blanco. Campers will have the chance to play Regular Chess, Blitz Chess, Bug House, Blindfolded Chess, as well as simultaneous and individual chess with the coaches. In addition, campers will participate in obstacle courses and play with our giant chess set. Every child gets a chess souvenir and a trophy. Half and Full day sessions available. Half day 9:00 a.m. - noon.
Week: June 20-24 Grades: 5K - 5 Cost: $375 - $400 Full day $225 - $250 Half day
3D Game Design
Kids create their own 3D video game! In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn basic video game design skills as they design and create their own 3D video game. At the end of camp, kids will walk away with a real 3D game that they can play and share with friends! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges. Kids will learn the basics of 3D game design, including models, textures, volumes, lighting, and more as they create their game from start to finish. During camp, kids will use real game design principles as they design their game on the X, Y and Z axes to create an immersive 3D world. They’ll also learn to use our proprietary, age-appropriate game design software, OWL Game Creator, as they develop skills that will help them pursue game development at a professional level.
Week: July 27-July 1 Grades: 3-9 Cost: $450
Rockets & Racecars
This camp is aimed at students who are creative and like a challenge. Campers will use the design cycle to solve science and design technology related problems, including:
Build a bridge that is both strong and light Use a balloon to propel a racing car Design and build a clock Design and build a musical instrument
AIS will partner with Master Pius Martial Arts to offer an exciting summer opportunity for budding Olympians and Champions. This camp is two weeks of Tae Kwon Do training with an award-winning and internationally recognized Tae Kwon Do champion and Master Instructor. While developing their martial arts skills, campers will also enhance their concentration, self-esteem and general fitness level. Daily training will be interspersed with a variety of activities to provide a schedule that is both fun and action-packed. This fantastic international sport focuses on control, balance, discipline, and empowering mind and body. (materials not included: uniform $35, optional pads and belt test $45)
Develop quick and accurate typing skills in this practical computer course. Daily lessons will include techniques, drill to improve accuracy, and tutorials in Microsoft Word & Excel. Activities for beginner or advanced computer-users make this a valuable experience in preparing for the next step in every student’s career.
Week: June 13-17, July 25-29 (UPDATED) Age: Rising 6th - 9th Times: 12:30 - 3:00 Cost: $150
Grade 6 Study Skills Boot Camp (half day)
Middle school can be an exciting, but challenging time for students. Get rid of the blocks to learning and get organized! Learn effective ways to read texts and discover tricks to understand what your teacher is thinking. Take the stress and anxiety out of test taking. Figure out how to keep all your materials in the correct place. You will learn how to use time more effectively and grow into an active learner. Clear the path to better grades and set goals. It’s time for a great start to the new school year in Grade 6!
Week: June 13-17, July 25-29 (UPDATED) Grade: Rising 6th Times: 9:00 - noon Cost: $150
Sci-fi & Fantasy Writer's Workshops NEW
Read short stories by famous sci-fi & fantasy writers. Focus on elements of the genre, as well as literary techniques. Final product is a complete sci-fi story, combined into printed anthology to be prepared and presented to parents on the last day of camp.
Theme camps focuses on growing children from the inside out by incorporating elements of athletics, arts, personal growth and imaginative play into daily activities. Themes vary each week-participate in all your favorites!
Grades: Rising 4K* NOTE: *Rising 4K must be an AIS student enrolled for the 2015-16 school year.
Let the Games Begin
The Summer Olympics 2016 are coming to AIS! In addition to playing lots of traditional Olympic sports and games, we’ll be learning about how team sports help us lead a healthy lifestyle and make friends. We’ll also be bringing a little bit of Rio de Janeiro to camp with Brasilian martial arts, food, samba, and a carnival party to celebrate a week of fun.
Week: June 13-17 Age: Rising 4K*-4th Times: 9:00-3:00 Cost: $300
If we can imagine it, we can build it! This camp is all about designing from our imaginations. Campers will walk away from this camp with practical building skills such as how to properly use tools, experimenting with materials, and how to complete a design process from imagination to product. From bringing imaginary friends to life to inventing solutions to the world’s problems, anything is possible at Imaginarium Camp!
Week: June 20-24 Age: Rising 4K-4th Times: 9:00-3:00 Cost: $300
Folktales from Around the World
At the Atlanta International School, we are master culture-jammers. We know how to turn fables into fun with storytellers, theater productions, and lingual, culinary, and cultural immersion. The moral of the story is that weaving cultural lessons from around the world makes an enchanting tale of a camp!
Week: June 27- July 1 Age: Rising 4K* (The AM program will offer a Spanish, German and French language component) Age: K-4th Times: 9:00-3:00 Cost: $300
What’s Under Your Skin
From memory to creativity, it’s a whole exciting world inside our brains! Younger students will learn how to have “healthy minds,” while older students will plug into the world of neuroscience. Campers will get to meet scientists and doctors in the field, explore where our imaginations come from, participate in a dissection, and put our brains to the test!
This camp combines artistic expression with social change to provide a platform for kids to express themselves. We’ll be learning about people throughout history and today who use art to express themselves, share ideas and put out a message. At the end of the week we’ll display our work in an Atlanta gallery to share the power of kids speaking messages of hope and peace.
Week: July 11 - 15 Age: Rising 4K* (The AM program will offer a Spanish, German and French language component) Age: Rising K-4th Times: 9:00-3:00 Cost: $300
Mud is magic! We’ll be digging into what’s under the surface of the planet, exploring the soil ecology from earthworms to fungi, plant roots to rocks and minerals. We’ll become archeologists and anthropologists learning about mud houses, mud ovens, growing gardens, and how to have outdoor adventures at Dirt Camp!
Week: July 18 - July 22 Age: Rising 4K*-4th Times: 9:00-3:00 Cost: $300
Best of the Best
A classic Kaleidoscope tradition, we take our favorite activities, guest speakers, and field trips from this summer’s camps and combine them into one final epic week of fun!
What better way for our campers to end the day than running, jumping and blowing off steam with their friends. Campers will play a variety of activities including games, sports, and outdoor fun (weather permitting).
Grades: All Weeks: All Cost: $75/week or $25/day
*Available Monday-Friday, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and includes a snack.
You will receive a colored piece of cardstock to use during carpool that helps us quickly identify your camper. Please place your colored square in the windshield of the car used to pick up in the afternoon. You will be asked to show photo I.D and sign your child out each afternoon. Morning drop off will be at the same location as pick up from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. In an effort to shorten the afternoon carpool, we have created multiple carpool locations. Please see the attached diagram for details.
Solo student walkers should report to their designated camp carpool location and must be released by their camp director daily at 3:00. TheWalk Waiver is required. The form may be found on the main page in the Important Camp Information section.
Front Entrance of School (Main)
Orchestra, Chess, French, English as a Second Language
Spanish, Keyboarding, 3D Character, Stardust, Filmmaking,
Sci-fi & Fantasy Writer's Workshop, 6th Grade Study Skills
Enter the carpool lane from Pharr Road to North Fulton Drive.
Turn right into the primary parking lot and follow the carpool lane.
Exit the parking lot by taking a left back onto North Fulton Drive.
Side Entrance of School (Delmont)
Let the Games Begin, Imaginarium,
Folktales from Around the World, What’s Under Your Skin,
Make Art Not War, Dirt Week, Best of the Best, German or Chinese
Enter the Delmont Drive carpool lane (Side of the school)
Follow the road between the Garden Hills School parking lot
Stop at the AIS entrance under the blue awning opposite the lot. (Before the stop sign)
Continue right on Sheridan Drive to access Peachtree Road.
Early Learning Center (ELC)
Taekwondo, Let the Games Begin-ELC, Imaginarium-ELC,
Folktales from Around the World-ELC,
What’s Under Your Skin-ELC, Make Art Not War-ELC,
Dirt Week-ELC, Best of the Best-ELC
Enter the carpool lane from North Fulton Drive onto Peachtree Ave.
Turn right into the circular parking lot opposite to the Art, Science & Design building
Turn onto Peachtree Ave. to exit.
Art, Science & Design (ASD)
Science & Tech Photography, MOD Design, 3D Game Design,
Ecology, Server Design, 3D Printing, Rockets & Racecars
Enter the carpool lane from Peachtree Rd. onto Peachtree Ave.
Turn right into the circular parking lot opposite to the Early Learning Center building
Turn onto Peachtree Ave. to exit.
Side Entrance of School (Delmont)
Mayhem in the PM (Afternoon Camp)
Enter the Delmont Drive carpool lane (Side of the school)
Follow the road into the Garden Hills School parking lot BEFORE the stop sign.
Enter at the AIS side entrance under the blue awning opposite the parking lot.
Parents must come inside with ID for pick up.
Continue right on Sheridan Drive to access Peachtree Road.