Writing Camp: Mystery in the City: Detective Fiction

Writing Camp: Mystery in the City: Detective Fiction

Ages 9–11 and 12–14

You’re on the case to solve one of Atlanta’s most notorious mysteries. What’s the mystery? Well, that’s for you and your fellow campers to decide. With guidance from your instructors, you will work as a group to build a case. During the second half of the week, you will uncover clues and work to solve a case created by campers in the opposite age group. On Friday, you will present your findings and argue your case. Where will your group’s story begin? Where will it end? Who knows—but after this week, the secret will be out!

If you have any questions, be sure to check out our FAQ.

General Registration

Member Registration

*Registration ends the Thursday prior to the camp start date. We do not perform Day-of-Camp registrations.

**Campers must be within the age range for each camp at the time of the camp, without exception.


For more information, please contact the Summer Camp Director at 404.814.4018 or summercamp@atlantahistorycenter.com.


After registering for camp online, you will receive confirmation, information, and registration and release forms via email. You must complete these additional forms before the first day of camp.


Fees include all writing supplies and field trip expenses.

$325 per week for Atlanta History Center members at the Family Membership level

$375 per week for nonmembers


Monday through Friday, 9:30am–5:00pm. Campers may be dropped off after 9:15am and must be picked up between 4:45 and 5:00pm. All campers must be picked up by 5:00pm. Extended childcare is not available.


The entrance to the Margaret Mitchell House is located at 979 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309.


Campers must bring their own lunch each day. Light snacks will be provided daily.

Writers Showcase

Each week wraps with a special Friday afternoon Writers Showcase for family and friends. Mark your calendars!

Cancellation Policy

No refunds can be made for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of the selected camp. Each cancellation or change made more than two weeks before the first day of camp carries and administrative fee of $25. If you withdraw your child before the two-week deadline, you will receive a refund less the $25 fee. If you withdraw your child before this two-week deadline, you will receive a refund less the $25 Fee.

Please note: Money cannot be held as credit for future use. Default refund method is to apply the funds back to the credit card used during registration.

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