Summer Camp FAQ

What if I signed up previously? Can I switch my camper to a virtual camp?

If your camper is currently registered for a camp in July, your camper will be automatically enrolled into the 9:30am slot of a camp offered during the same week.

You will have one week from Friday, May 29, to change your camper’s new camp slot if you choose to do so. After this date, all changes or withdrawals will incur a $25 cancellation or change fee. Please note that payment? cannot be held as credit for future use. The camp cost will be refunded to the credit card used during registration.

Please note refunds cannot be made for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of the selected camp.

I noticed that the cost of virtual camps are lower.. Will I be refunded the difference?

Yes, all previously registered participants for July will be refunded the cost difference.

Is there a discount for members?

Yes. If you hold a Family level membership or above with Atlanta History Center, you will receive a discount on camps.

Please note that you must be an active member to receive membership pricing. If you are interested in obtaining a Family membership, please contact our membership team at or visit prior to registering for camp.

How can I find my membership number?

If you have your membership card, your number will be on the back. If you do not know your membership number, please reach out to Membership Services at

What are your age minimums and maximums?

Campers must be within the age range for each camp at the start of camp, no exceptions. Please sign your camper up for the correct age group when registering.

  • Age minimum:
    • History camp: Campers must be a rising 1st grader.
    • Writing camp: Campers must be a rising 4th grader.
  • Age maximum
    • History camp: Campers cannot be older than 11 years old at the start of camp.
    • Writing camp: Campers cannot be older than 13 years old at the start of camp.

Why are the writing camps longer?

This additional time is for campers and instructors to review work and/or discuss writing themes and topics.

What will be the expectations of the parents?

It is expected that parents that supervise their campers. This may involve helping them log on and off Zoom, being accessible by phone during the hours of camp if an issue should arise, etc. There will be opportunities for families to join extended learning activities after each day of camp, but this is not required.

How will I receive my camp’s access code?

15 minutes before camp starts, all participants will receive their camp’s unique Zoom password via email. Please keep this information secure. Please note: On Monday, all participants must be online five minutes prior to camp start time.

When will I receive my kit?

We ask that all participants pick up their camp box(es) from Atlanta History Center during designated curbside pick-up time. More information will be provided via email after registration.

Do you have a “No-Show” policy?

Campers who do not show up for virtual camp will not receive a full or partial refund for the missed day(s). Parents should notify the camp director at least 24 hours before a missed day of camp. We understand there are emergencies and circumstances in which this is not possible.

Do you accept Day-of-Camp registrations?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept registrations after the Thursday prior to the start of camp.

What if my desired camp is full?

We will create a wait list on our website and notify those on the wait list if a spot opens no later than the Wednesday prior to the start date of your camp.

Additional questions?

Please email

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