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Senior Quest (Rising 5th – 6th Grade) and Senior Legend (Rising 7th – 9th Grade) are FULL.
Session 1, Bus 1 is FULL.
All other Sessions/Age Groups/Buses are available.
Meadows Summer Day Camp serves girls and boys from
pre-school through ninth grade. We offer campers a variety of
experiences, each of them pointing toward the goal of self-discovery
In relaxed and noncompetitive situations, the camper is encouraged to branch
out into new areas to gain confidence and to strive for proficiency in those
areas in which he or she is already competent. The emphasis is always on personal
improvement and the satisfaction gained there from, not on keeping score or
bettering someone else.
High Meadows Camp was begun in 1973. Our camp is an accredited member of the
American Camp Association (ACA). Our 40 acres of forest and meadows are home
to many farm animals and include traditional camp facilities, including an instructional swimming pool. Campers spend the majority of time out of doors in active
and reflective nature-based programming. Enclosed shelter areas are available
for inclement weather.
camp community consists of 120 staff members, the majority of
whom are teachers, college students and professionals in childcare
recreation. We welcome over 800 children each summer. Many
of our campers are transported by bus from pick-up stations
around the Atlanta north metro area. Each day, 300 children
and 80 staff members come to experience summer fun in a structured
recreational program focusing on self improvement, personal responsibility,
and environmental respect.
provides an environment where campers can participate in
both active and quiet out-of-door activities in a social atmosphere
where each feels loved and respected. We want to engender a sense
of adventure in a child's stay at camp. During activities, skills
are taught in a non-competitive way to ensure a feeling of personal
success. A strong emphasis is placed on the importance of others,
their feelings and property. Campers learn about and share in
respecting the natural environment.
Among the unique and well-appreciated aspects of High Meadows are our strong connection to the natural environment and the diversity represented by our community. Our campus and programs are designed to give campers ample opportunities to spend time in the out-of-doors, to experience traditional camp activities, to interact with others of diverse backgrounds, and to enjoy summer in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect.
Along with all the benefits of our natural environment, there are some specific issues that require consideration and caution. We want to provide a safe and embracing environment for all our campers and staff, and in return expect members of our community to be in accord with our environmental policies and our appreciation of nature.
Within our 40 acres, there are forests, meadows, natural springs, creeks, trails, and abundant flora and fauna. Most activities are held in the open-air, except when there is a threat of severe weather. Everyone attending High Meadows should be dressed appropriately and be aware of the potential to get dirty, wet, hot, or cold.
Camper groups are housed in various locations on campus. We have a few indoor spaces used primarily for younger campers and for activities that need to be protected from the weather. During camp, these indoor areas are not air-conditioned. In addition, none of our indoor spaces are completely sealed from the outdoors. Therefore, things like dust, dirt, and changes in temperature are more common than might be expected in a more traditional, single building institution. Persons with severe allergies or sensitivities must understand this, as there are not always practical ways for us to protect them from the natural environment.
We keep professional landscaping to a minimum and restrict the use of pesticides and herbicides. As a result, it is not uncommon to encounter plants and animals that may be harmful. We educate our children about our campus, and expect them to be able to identify and avoid situations which could pose a threat. Poison ivy is common in our deep forests, and we frequently encounter spiders, snakes, and stinging insects. We attempt to eradicate identified ant piles and insect nests, relocate venomous snakes, and destroy venomous spiders, yet there is always a chance that these things may be encountered anywhere on our property. Again, persons with severe allergies or fears need to take this into consideration.
Our natural environment invites children (and adults!) to play and explore and we expect everyone on our property to exercise due caution and care in their activities. Few of our trails and paths are paved, so roots, logs, holes, stones and other natural hazards may be encountered. Our fields are open and great for running, and may still contain rocks or other features which could cause someone to trip or fall. We have guidelines for children climbing trees, playing on the playground equipment, and participating in organized activities, but the potential for injury always exists. As we are spread over 40 acres, campers and staff should be comfortable and able to negotiate a variety of terrain.
Our domesticated animals are well-cared for and healthy. We do not operate a petting zoo, nor do we view our animals as “pets”. We want children to be aware of the traditional value of farm and service animals, and learn to treat all animals in a safe and respectful manner. Our equine activities are conducted by trained staff members and participants are oriented to safety rules prior to riding ponies. Animal behaviors may be unpredictable and unexpected, and care must be taken in visiting and interacting with any of our farm animals. We encourage frequent hand-washing as a universal, standard health measure, but not because of any inherent or increased risk of disease from our animals or environment. We want to educate everyone to have a positive view of the natural world, from which we are not alienated by unsubstantiated or improbable fears, but where well-informed caution and knowledge keep us safe.
We respect the opportunity of our community members to express their religious, political, and cultural beliefs in an atmosphere of acceptance and tolerance, rather than one of offense or coercion. The celebration of holidays, personal displays of religious symbolism, and exchange of greetings do not indicate or imply a preference for any system of beliefs, but rather our desire to educate and expose our children to the diversity of thought and action in the world.
We welcome your participation in our community and in our unique environment. We hope to preserve the “magic of the medders’” and hope that all of our community members will understand and respect the characteristics which add such traditional richness and beauty to our programs. Though some may find certain aspects inconvenient or uncomfortable, we sincerely believe that, as it is, our program fosters a positive exposure to and an unparalleled respect for the natural world and its human diversity.
High Meadows Camp is committed to preserving our nation’s natural areas through our partnership with Leave No Trace, the organization that is dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people. Visit www.LNT.org to get more involved.