The long lazy days of summer allow for countless hours of sun-drenched fun, water-filled activities, and quiet evenings perfect for strolling along a pier, seeking sea turtles or just hanging out. With a bounty of unique camps available for kids of all ages, summer in the Golden Isles is the place to be.

Summer camps enable children to come together to have fun, develop a sense of independence away from home, and gain self-confidence in a safe environment where they can learn new skills. The camp experience cultivates a setting for life lessons, lasting friendships and memories that kids will cherish forever.

The Golden Isles offer a variety of summer day camp options that cover interest areas including nature, sports, performing and visual arts, sailing and even shark fishing! Choose from what’s available this summer:

Athletic Camps

Young athletes are invited to take part in a wide range of sports camps held in the Golden Isles.

Jekyll Island Golf Camp

With 20 hours of guided instruction, campers will learn the fundamentals of golf through an experienced professional at the Jekyll Island Golf Camp. Skills covered include putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, etiquette, and rules. 

When: June 17-21, July 8-12

Kids' Tennis Camps

The Jekyll Island Tennis Center is offering tennis camps for kids to this summer. They will provide the opportunity for children to improve their tennis skills while having loads of fun.

When: June 17-21 for Rising 1st-4th Graders; July 8-12 for Rising 5th-7th

British Soccer Camp

British Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. 

When: July 15-19

Golden Isles Gymnastics Summer Camp

The Golden Isles Gymnastics Camp features professional gymnastics instruction, tumbling, dance, games, arts and crafts, and more.

When: Weekly

The Stables at Frederica Kids Camp

Half-day camps are available throughout the summer through The Stables at Frederica. Campers are inspired and challenged during their session through riding lessons, art projects, and ground and stable lessons. 

When: Weekly beginning June 3-August 8. No camp will be held during the week of the 4th of July.

Theatre Camps

Summer Camps at the Ritz Theatre

The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities is hosting a series of camps throughout the summer:

For campers ages 6 and 7: They will spend their time in Neverland, exploring the tale of Peter Pan. Later, they will meet the character Flat Stanley, and learn the story of his travels. At the end of the week, campers will present their adventures.

Camp Create: This is an opportunity for any child between the age of 8 and 12 to learn the basics of acting in a theatre. They will also stretch their creativity by creating their own performance.

Stinky Cheese Man: Young performers, ages 8 through 12, will take on the production The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, based on the Caldecott Nominated book.

Filmmaking: From aspiring to experienced, this program offers guidance on all things filmmaking. For ages 13 through 18.

Musical Variety Show: Young performers, ages 13 through 18, will perfect their singing and acting techniques while singing show tunes and performing scenes from musicals!

When: Weekly from June 17-August 2. No camp will be held during the week of the 4th of July.

Nature & Science Camps

Coastal Outdoor Adventures Camps

Coastal Outdoor Adventures offers kids camps on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island for residents and tourists, providing children with a safe, unique and unforgettable outdoor experience. Camp themes include Shark Fest and Junior Biologist Camp. Shark fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, beach seining, crabbing, castnetting and marine science are all part of this year's exciting line up.

When: Dates vary depending on weekly theme. Please check our kids camps page for weekly session information.

Sea Turtle Camp

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center offers its annual Sea Turtle Camp program, inviting children ages 6 to 12 to join for the ultimate camp experience as junior conservationists! Be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime program with fun in the sun activities, beach adventures and unforgettable sea turtles.

When: Weekly from June 3-July 26. No camp will be held during the week of the 4th of July.

Academic Camps

College of Coastal Georgia Kids in College

Kids in College is a longstanding tradition at the College of Coastal Georgia. Originally designed as a summer enrichment program for elementary-aged children, Kids in College is now a traditional day camp for elementary and middle school students designed to present relevant academic subject matter in a fun, engaging and exciting way.

When: Weekly from June 10-July 26. No camp will be held during the week of the 4th of July.

YMCA of Coastal Georgia Summer Day Camps

Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. Each week, the Golden Isles YMCA summer camp will focus on a different theme to keep kids engaged and develop a variety of skills and knowledge. Themes include chess, ninja warriors, animal kingdom and more. 

When: Dates vary depending on weekly theme. Please check our kids camps page for weekly session information.

Jekyll Island Time Travel Camp

Kids will be come time travel certified as they travel through history this summer on Jekyll Island and discover the island's eventful past through a variety of daily field trips, games and hands-on activities. Learn more.

When: July 15-19

The Vine Summer Camps

Campers are encouraged to think like an architect, a scientist and even an engineer! Children will explore the earth during Around the World week and discover what lies amongst the stars when they learn about the solar system. 

When: Dates vary depending on weekly theme. Please check our kids camps page for weekly session information.

Arts & Crafts Camps

Glynn Visual Arts Camps

Young artists will be able to test their creativity with activities like creating mosaics, collages, illustrating comics and much more. 

When: Dates vary depending on weekly theme. Please check our kids camps page for weekly session information.

Tinted Tides Camps

Tinted Tides welcomes children 6 and up to participate in their second annual summer camp. Have fun painting pottery and learning about different types of art

When: Dates vary depending on weekly theme. Please check our kids camps page for weekly session information.

View our Kids Camps page to learn more details about these summer programs for kids in the Golden Isles.