A top summer camp in Cobb County combines science, technology and the arts to make lasting summer memories.
Summer ushers in some of my family’s favorite traditions – a road trip to the beach, popsicles on the porch, flashlight tag in the backyard – but, without fail, the annual event my children anticipate most is Primrose School at Brookstone’s Summer Adventure Club. Yes, even before my kids ask when we’re heading to the beach, they want to know the dates and themes of summer camp at Primrose. It is, hands down, one of those childhood experiences that colors summer memories in happy golden hues.
A New Camp Theme Each Week
With banners advertising summer camps waving from nearly every sports facility and local schoolyard, what makes the camp program stand out at Primrose School at Brookstone? For my 8-year-old daughter, it’s the weekly themes. Each week has its own thematic focus – from performing arts (called “Behind the Curtain”) to programming (“Crack the Code”) – so campers can pick favorite themes and also experience new adventures.
Hands-on activities bring the themes to life through science, technology, engineering and the arts. Each week culminates in a theme-related celebration, such as participating in a field day at Lost Mountain Park during the sports-themed week or designing and racing a toy car during the “Get a Move On!” engineering week.
Field Trip Tour De Force
Campers also go on two high-quality theme-based fieldtrips each week. For my 11-year-old son, these off-site adventures are his favorite part of Primrose’s Summer Adventure Club. By summer’s end, campers have experienced an action-packed tour of our community’s cultural highlights, including Zoo Atlanta, Medieval Times, the Georgia Aquarium, Tree Top Quest, Lakepoint Station and many more.
New! Robotics Program
Summer camp season is also a favorite time of year for Mark and Lindsey Prewitt, co-owners of Primrose School at Brookstone. “Lindsey and I are so excited about Summer Adventure Club,” says Mark, whose sons Carson, 5 (shown below, right), and Grayson, 8, will also attend the camp this year. “Each school handpicks their own field trips and activities to support the themes. Months before the school year ended, our leadership team was already buzzing with opportunities we could open up to our campers.”
One of these new experiences is a full-scale robotics program that Primrose School at Brookstone recently acquired. “With this new program, campers will be able to design and operate a variety of robots,” Mark explains. “We plan to utilize the robotics kits each week during the summer, as well as during our Explorers after-school program in the fall.”
In addition to weekly robotics, there are also regular “Splash Days” for outdoor water play. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Primrose without educational tie-ins. “There’s an academic motivation behind nearly everything we do – with a huge dose of fun,” affirms Mark, “Our campers spend the summer learning and exploring while having the time of their lives.” And if you don’t believe him, just ask my kids.
Primrose School at Brookstone Summer Adventure Club runs through July 26 for rising kindergarteners through rising sixth-graders. 5250 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw 30152. 770-794-1651. primrosebrookstone.com