2021 Ultimate Guide to Overnight Summer Camps in Georgia, the Southeast and Beyond

Camp Juliette Low

Overnight summer camp is a great way for kids to build independence, learn skills and make lasting memories. Now is the time to register – find the perfect fit with our guide to outstanding camps.

Learn more about what makes Atlanta Parent the expert on summer camps by visiting our Camp tab or Camp Expo page. Our camp directory section includes hundreds of camps to choose from with even more helpful information. How will your child make lasting summer memories? Camp registration is under way, so check out these summer overnight camps your kids will love.

[Featured Overnight Camps] 

Camp Juliette Low

Camp Juliette Low celebrates outdoor living and recreation through fun and instructional programs like archery, horseback riding, canoeing, ropes course, climbing wall, camp-outs, fire building, hiking and backpacking. Campers live in platform tents, where they can enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature, grow in confidence and independence, and form life-long friendships.

Riverview Camp for Girls

Adventure, inspiration, character and confidence building await you in Mentone, Alabama atop beautiful Lookout Mountain where there is a camp community full of fun, friends and adventure. Swing from a zip line, dress in the colors of your tribe, and try activities like archery, horseback riding or canoeing.

Overnight camps listed below by State:

Georgia Overnight Camps
Alabama Overnight Camps
North Carolina Overnight Camps
South Carolina Overnight Camps
Tennessee Overnight Camps
Beyond the South Overnight Camps
Special Needs Overnight Camps

Alabama Overnight Camps

Riverview Camp for Girls. Mentone. Enjoy extraordinary experiences everyday! Located atop Lookout Mountain. Traditional program offering more than 25 activities.

More Alabama camps to consider:
Camp Cosby-YMCA, ymcabham.org/camp-cosby
Camp Skyline, campskyline.com
Space Camp, spacecamp.com

Georgia Overnight Camps 

Camp Blue Ridge. Clayton. 55 elective-style activities in the areas of athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and cultural arts.

Camp Dixie. Clayton. A traditional camp that offers weekly sessions to children ages 6-15. Ideal for beginner or experienced campers. Our program offers a wide range of activities.

Camp Evergreen. Clarkesville. Wilderness centered with fun programming, daily worship, kid-friendly, biblical teaching, competitions and more.

Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. Toccoa. Campers reconnect with nature in a fun, noncompetitive environment.

Camp Juliette Low. Lookout Mountain. Traditional camping and outdoor adventure, fun and friends since 1922.

Camp Southern Ground. Fayetteville. Experience activities like the confidence ropes course and zip lines, music, arts, sports and more.

Camp Westminster. Conyers. Wakeboarding, horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, sports, crafts, outdoor skills and more.

Camp Woodmont. Lookout Mountain. High ropes, horseback, sports, dance, crafts, archery and more.

FACES Camp. Cloudland. Overnight camp for youth 6-17 with craniofacial differences. Located on 170 woodland acres, the program features outdoor adventures, horseback, canoeing, crafts, rope climbing, and making friends.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta – All Girl Resident Camps. Cobb, Meriwether and Floyd Counties. Get in touch with your artistic side, zip line through the air, explore the trails on horseback and learn to sail in the summer sun.

ID Tech Camps. Emory University and Georgia Tech. Courses in coding, game development, robotics and design.

Strong Rock Camp. Cleveland. Horseback riding, canoeing, archery, riflery, climbing, art, drama and more.

Summer Academy at UGA. Athens. Summer Academy with specialty overnight or day camps and Pre-College Summer Programs for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp. Cloudland. 600 acres, English and Western, vaulting, barrels and ten miles of trails.

WinShape Camps. Cleveland, Cohutta Springs, Mt. Berry and Young Harris. Created by the founder of Chick-fil-A.

More Georgia camps to consider:
Camp Barney Medintz, campbarney.org
Camp Chehaw, chehaw.org
Camp Strong4Life, Strong4Life.com/camp
Cohutta Springs Youth Camp, cs-yc.com
Darlington Summer Camps, darlingtonschool.org
Glisson Camp & Retreat Center, glisson.org
Strong Rock Camp, strongrockcamp.com

North Carolina Overnight Camps

Camp Arrowhead for Boys. Zirconia. Boys will cultivate the core values of self-reliance, leadership, outdoor adventure and self-expression.

Camp Rockmont for Boys. Black Mountain. Variety of recreational adventures and program activities.

Camp Tekoa. Hendersonville. Packed full of high energy activities including boating, swimming, zip lines, the mud pit, slip n’ slide, s’mores and more.

Camp Thunderbird-YMCA. Greater Charlotte area. Lake Wylie. Activities include wake sports, sailing, swimming, horseback riding, sports, crafts and more.

Camp Truett. Hayesville. Campers will forge lasting friendships and discover new skills as they dive into a week of adventure.

WB Surf Camp. Wrightsville Beach. Introduces campers to a variety of ocean activities in a hands-on setting.

More North Carolina camps to consider:
Camp Cedar Cliff, campcedarcliff.org
Camp Cheerio-YMCA, campcheerio.org
Camp Highlander, camphighlander.com
Camp Hollymont for Girls, hollymont.com
Camp Merri-Mac for Girls, merri-mac.com
Camp Mondamin for Boys/Green Cove for Girls, mondamin.com; greencove.com
Camp Timberlake for Boys, camptimberlake.com
Camp Ridgecrest for Boys and Camp Crestridge for Girls, ridgecrestcamps.com
Camp Sea Gull for Boys/Seafarer for Girls-YMCA, seagull-seafarer.org
Camp Wayfarer, campwayfarer.com
Green River Preserve, greenriverpreserve.org
Skyland Camp for Girls, skylandcamp.com
Eagle’s Nest Camp, enf.org

South Carolina Overnight Camps  

Asbury Hills Camp. Cleveland. Form new friendships, participate in age-appropriate activities like archery, crafts, and canoeing.

Smith Stearns Tennis Academy. Hilton Head. Students are immersed in tennis training with world-class coaches and other players.

More South Carolina camps to consider:
Camp Chatuga, campchatuga.com
Camp Greenville-YMCA, campgreenville.org
Camp Thunderbird-YMCA, campthunderbird.org
Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute, ylicamps.com
International Junior Golf Academy, ijga.com

Tennessee Overnight Camps

Camp Ocoee-YMCA. Lake Ocoee. Traditional Wilderness program ages 7-15, Teen Leadership Program ages 16-17.

Deer Run Camps & Retreats. Thompson’s Station. Zip line adventures, giant swing, climbing tower, paintball, archery, lake activities, small group Bible study, nightly speaker, worship.

Folk Camp at St. Andrews-Sewanee. Sewanee. Folk music, art, farming and more.

More Tenessee camps to consider:
Baylor Summers, baylorsummers.org
Camp Widjiwagan, campwidji.org
McCallie Sports Camp, mccalliesummercamps.com
Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp, smacamp.com

Beyond the South Overnight Camps  

Acadia Institute of Oceanography. Seal Harbor, Maine. Explore diverse marine environments in this hands-on ocean science camp.

Woodberry Forest School Summer Camps. Woodberry Forest, Va. A variety of sports and adventure camps for boys including swim, basketball, football and father-son weekends.

More camps to consider:
Camp Friendship (Va.), campfriendship.com
Camp Piomingo-YMCA (Ky.), ymcacamppiomingo.org
Camp Regis-Applejack (N.Y.), campregis-applejack.com
Camp Rim Rock (W.Va.), camprimrock.com
Camp Silver Beach-YMCA, (Va). campsilverbeach.org
Camp Tall Timbers, (Va.) camptalltimbers.com
Cub Creek Science Camp (Mo.), cubcreeksciencecamp.com

Special Needs Overnight Camps  

FACES Camp. Cloudland, Ga. Overnight camp for youth 6-17 with craniofacial differences. Located on 170 woodland acres, the program features outdoor adventures, horseback, canoeing, crafts, rope climbing, and making friends.

SOAR Summer Adventures. N.C., Fla., Wy., Calif. and International. High-adventure summer camps for youth with attention issues.

More Special Needs camps to consider:
Camp ASCCA, campascca.org
Camp Barney Medintz, campbarney.org
Camp Dream, campdreamga.org
Camp Sparrowwood, glisson.org/sparrowwood
Camp Sunshine, mycampsunshine.com
Camp Twin Lakes, camptwinlakes.org
Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, glcb.org
Talisman Summer Camps, talismancamps.com
Camp Lee Mar, campleemar.com

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