June 26 – July 2, 2022

Our Arts and Adventure Camp blooms in an old-growth forest on our private facility in the gorgeous North Georgia Mountains. Arts offerings feature Guest Artists partnered with Aerie Staff in the instruction of ceramics, theatre arts, folk crafts, music, and more! This camp is particularly designed for kids who enjoy and would benefit from an expressive arts environment where quirky is cool, the stars are clear, and your friends are goofy too.

Ceramics instruction will be hosted by Guest Artist Tracy Barnes, featuring an on-site kiln and Raku firing.  We have a theater-arts specialist on board as well. Folk craft, leather work, woodwork, stone work, bow making, and soap making  will also be offered. While focusing on expression of self and metacognition development, campers will also be building specific skills as a fundamental goal of this camp, and they will create objects of beauty and creativity in which they can be proud and feel ownership. Arts Camp is developmentally geared toward children who should have a voice and who benefit from understanding their emotions and can better modulate themselves through the arts. The environment is a child’s world where growth and learning are engaging, fun, and closely and gently guided by our all-star camp staff.

Whether your kiddo has no artistic skill or wants to further develop skills they have already discovered, Arts and Adventure Camp will have all the silliness, hugs, adventures, and fun you expect from an Aerie camp! In addition to expressive arts, this camp includes archery, adventures, campfires, slip-and-slides, making life-long friends, and lots of bad jokes. Our Arts Camp is good for kids eight and up, including teenagers, and is perfect for either boys or girls.

Aerie coordinates directly with parents, practitioners and educators providing ongoing services in order to prepare each camper for the wilderness journey and to offer follow-up regarding the camper’s response to the summer camp experience. All summer sleep away camps include:

  • 2:1 Student-to-Staff ratio
  • Treatment team consultation with involved practitioners and schools
  • Discharge summary and consultation
  • Option for a pre-camp in home visit (GA and NC) for registrations received before 4/1 to familiarize the camper and parents with our staff and the trip.  We find this helps reduce anxiety for both our campers and parents

Cost: $2700 per camper.
Ages: 8+
Capacity: 12 campers
Aerie Camper Application

Have questions? Call or email Matthew Weneta, 404-285-0467 mdweneta@aerieexperiences.com.

Aerie’s programs provide unique experiences that integrate and promote the overall individual treatment plan of each camper.  Aerie coordinates directly with parents, practitioners and educators providing ongoing services in order to prepare each camper for the wilderness journey and to offer follow-up regarding the camper’s response to the summer camp experience.