GOODlife Picks for Local Overnight Summer Camps

Name:  Camp Gideon – D24 Camp

Location:  Lake Allatoona in Acworth, Georgia

Age groups:  Ages 7 – 13

Length of camp:  One week

Types of activities:  Dynamic chapel times, group games, special theme nights, and engaging electives, such as fishing, canoeing, swimming, paddle boats, rock wall climbing, sports and recreation, crafts, ​nature exploration, archery, outdoor cooking, ​dance, and more

Special focus:  D24 is a camping experience that provides opportunities for social, spiritual, and physical growth.  D24 provides a place for children to grow in their relationship with God and others, gain confidence and self-esteem, explore God’s creation, learn new skills, and experience fun outdoor activities.



Name:  Camp Highland

Location:  Ellijay, Georgia

Age groups:  Rising 4th – 12th grades

Length of camp:  One week

Types of activities:  Ropes courses, pond activities (giant slide, blob, kayaks, and paddle boards), rock climbing wall with zip line, giant swing, field games, Bible study, time alone with God, camp-wide “Tribal Time,” activities for specific age groups, such as river tubing, white water rafting, teams challenge course, and day trip to a waterfall

Special focus:  Camp Highland crafts impactful experiences that develop leaders and engage the heart— awakening the authenticity of each person who comes to camp, leaving them changed and refocused on the things that are truly meaningful in life and helping them grow into a deeper relationship with the Savior.  In addition to the overnight camps, Highland also runs a day camp in Roswell for rising K – 5th grades.



Name:  Camp Woodmont

Location:  Cloudland, Georgia, atop Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia

Age groups:  Ages 6 – 14

Length of camp:  One- and two-week options

Types of activities:  Archery, climbing, horseback riding, crafts, games, and more

Special focus:  Imagine a home away from home where your child feels secure, welcome, and reassured!  That’s Camp Woodmont, an ACA accredited camp in an environment that gives your child a sense of acceptance and belonging. Camp Woodmont’s deep-seeded traditions and family atmosphere help campers make lifelong friends and memories while having an unforgettable experience!  Visit their Open House on Sunday, May 19th, from 2 – 5 pm to tour the camp and meet the staff.



Name:  North Georgia Christian Camp

Location:  Clarkesville, Georgia

Age groups:  Rising K – College

Length of camp:  One week for most age groups; two-day for Beginners (8 camps/16 sessions)

Types of activities:  Depending on age group—climbing wall, paddle-boating, talent show, skits, tubing, water park, paint slip-n-slide, counselor hunt, prayer walk, and all sorts of fun group activities

Special focus:  Campers are allowed to truly experience God through his creation and through relationships built with others, and older campers are challenged to make their faith real—all within a fun environment.



Name:  Strong Rock Camp

Location:  Cleveland, Georgia

Age groups:  Rising 1st – 11th grades

Length of camp:  Six-day and thirteen-day options, depending on age group

Types of activities:  Horseback riding, archery, rock wall climbing, blobbing in the lake, canoeing, crazy camp-wide games, hanging out with the coolest college students on the planet, awesome devotions about God

Special focus:  Strong Rock partners with parents in the quest to raise children who will become contributors to society. It is the perfect setting for helping to shape children and youth into the leaders of tomorrow. Each camper is loved unconditionally and accepted as they are. The counselors are solid Christian role models who encourage campers to become the young men and women that God created them to be.



Name:  WinShape Camps

Location:  Several locations in North Georgia

Age groups:  Completed 1st – 12th grades, separate camps for girls and boys

Length of camp:  One- and two-week options

Types of activities:  Depending on age group and gender—archery, arts and crafts, rock climbing, performing arts, recreation, sports/fitness, science, water activities, sewing, cooking, photography, horseback riding, outdoor adventures/living, team building, Bible study, and much more

Special focus:  WinShape creates next-level camps that turn summers into meaningful experiences for campers, families, and summer staff. Camp is the place where friendships take root, personal growth is front and center, and faith runs through all you do—camp is the place for life-changing, memory-making, and adventure-taking awesomeness. Whether you’re looking for an overnight camp experience, a day camp right in your community, or the ultimate summer job, WinShape provides the space to flourish.



Name:  Woodlands Camp

Location:  Cleveland, Georgia

Age groups:  Ages 6 – 18

Length of camp:  One week (Three weeks for SALT training camp for 16 – 18-year-olds)

Types of activities:  Wild and crazy games, swimming, zip-lining, giant swinging, rock wall climbing, kayaking, paintball, Euro-bungy, various sports, Bible studies and so much more

Special focus:  Woodlands’ mission is to inspire and equip this generation to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God by providing an unforgettable camp or retreat experience where the presence of God drowns out the world and its influences.



Name:  YMCA Camp High Harbour

Location:  Lake Allatoona in Acworth, Georgia

Age groups:  1st – 9th grades

Length of camp:  One week (nine sessions offered)

Types of activities:  Depending on age group—swimming and various watersports, skits, games, singing, devotions, servant leadership training, hiking, ropes course, and much more

Special focus:  Through a general camp program and two specialty camps, High Harbour teaches many skills that help each camper to develop mentally, physically, and emotionally. In a supportive community of peers and dedicated leaders, each camper has the opportunity to gain independence and accept new responsibilities.


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