Summer Camp

Summer Day Camp at Blue Heron

"If children are allowed the practice of freedom, they may act in their own wisdom, captains of their own souls, shipwrecked perhaps, but not spirit-wrecked."

~ Jay Griffiths

Summer camp echoes these marvelous words as we provide many opportunities for free discovery and exploration in nature. Our camps are purposefully small, so each child has time for individual and small group discovery. Our talented naturalists gear each day to hands on contact experiences with nature in the woods, on the trail, in our meadow and in the creek. We build forts, dig for clay, watch birds, collect beautiful natural materials for art experiences and have a healthy snack each day. We invite your children to enjoy and learn about the wonders of nature. See you this summer!

Pre-registration is required for all offerings. Please mail your check with your Registration Form (click to open .PDF file) to:

Blue Heron Nature Preserve
4055 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, GA  30342

Blue Heron reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum enrollment (refunds will be made).


2014 Summer Camp: Session 1

"Living on the Land"
June 2-6, 9am-12pm
Ages 4-7 recommended
Cost $175

Children can look forward to an exciting and active week of camp while learning the ways that Atlanta's first inhabitants, such as early American settlers and Native Americans, used the land to  meet their basic needs. Children will build a fort, construct a fish weir, gather seeds, plant food and create everyday objects and fashion with resources from nature.

Register by downloading a registration form and mail it in with your check to our address.  For more information call


2014 Summer Camp: Session 2

"Nature Immersion"
June 30-July 2, 9am-2pm  (half day available upon request)
Ages 5-8 recommended
Cost $175

Children will have the opportunity to connect with nature through a series of in-depth experiences at the Preserve. Each day will have a different theme aimed at helping children to grow in their understanding of and appreciation for nature, including hiking, investigating birds, and discovering the creek.

Register by downloading a registration form and mail it in with your check to our address. For more information call


Session 1 of 2013 Summer Camp: Beautiful Discoveries


Our first week of camp was a big success! The children discovered a very tired mama turtle who may have just laid her eggs near the BH building.

Finding a salamander on the first day of camp.     ...........................    Enjoying zinnias in the Butterfly Garden.