FOR AGES 4-8. 

Feat. the Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp.

Great Blue Herons Day Camp is a 5-Day program offered Monday-Friday. *4-day program during the weeks of Memorial Day and July 4th. 

Only have a day or two of the week for camp? Only have an afternoon or morning? Your child can still enjoy camp at BHNP! Click the button to learn more.


Regular Half-Day Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Lunch Bunch Extension: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

You must provide a nut-free lunch for your child. 

Full-Day option is only open to children ages 5 and up

Regular Full-Day Hours: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Extended Day Hours (additional fee required): 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

You must provide a nut-free lunch for your child. 


Half-Day: $190.00/week
Half-Day with Lunch Bunch: $210.00/week
Full-Day: $375.00/week
Extended Care: Early Drop Off, $35.00; Late Pick Up, $35.00; Both, $60.00.

*Extended Care is a one-time fee per child. Once paid, you may use extended care throughout the summer.

You must provide a nut-free lunch for your child.


Our Great Blue Heron Camp is entering its 4th summer, and we are planning new adventures throughout the Preserve! We are also continuing our popular partnership with Christy Knight's Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp

Our Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp makes each day exciting by including our signature paint box mystery hunt, live drawing process, and creative games with plenty of room for independent design and discovery. Each session ends with a Friday frozen treat as we marvel at all the amazing art we've created to take home!

If you sign up for a week that includes a Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp theme then it is automatically included. You may sign up for just the Art Camp portion here

Children are outside for the majority of the camp, and encouraged to get wet and muddy, turn over rocks and logs, climb trees, and play with sticks. Our professional naturalists and environmental educators facilitate these experiences, and help children discover natural interactions with the outdoors.

Each week offers a different theme, and new opportunities for interacting with nature. The themes are repeated one time during the summer, however the activities will be different. 

Great Blue Herons Camp Themes


Inventive Gardens

May 29- June 1 (Full) and

July 30-Aug 3* (FULL): 

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, so let's invent our own magical ones to play in! From discovering secret flower gardens in our meadows, to designing and building our own miniature gardens to take home, this week will be full of opportunities to get our hands dirty.

*Week includes Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp


Some Bugs

June 4-8* (FULL) and

July 23-27 (FULL): 

What is under that rock? Did you see a butterfly go by? Let's find out why the world of bugs is so fascinating! We'll find some bugs, and some things that are not bugs as we sweep our butterfly nets through the air and dig our own bug traps out in the world. Some bugs might even live in our camp terrarium for the week!

*Week includes Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp

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Outdoor Detectives

June 11-15* (FULL) and

Aug 6-10 (FULL):

As nature sleuths, we'll find out what sort of species live here at Blue Heron. We will look under rocks and logs for insects, spy through binoculars for birds, do some scavenger hunts and seek out evidence of other critters all through the woods. 

*Week includes Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp


Survival Camp

June 18-22* (FULL) and

July 9-13 (FULL):

Explore the skills of the modern adventurer and traditions of the native people of Georgia! We will explore our woods and creeks all while learning and playing together! Our campers will learn how to build a shelter, find useful plants and learn some of the games and stories of days gone by. 

*Week includes Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp


Creek Week

June 25-29* (FULL) and

July 16-20 (FULL):

Be ready to get your feet wet this week! We will explore the creeks and pond of our preserve learning about the animals and insects that live there, making boats and taking a peek at the underwater world!

*Week includes Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Art Camp


Sketchy Nature

July 2,3 and 5,6 - No Camp July 4th - (FULL):

The natural world is so full of artistic inspiration! Come spend some time letting those creative juices flow! Campers will be able to make their own nature journal, create outdoor art, sketch some of our amphibian friends and do some tie-dying. Our campers will also help design our camp T-shirt for the 2018 summer!  

Daily Registration

You may now register your child on a day-by-day basis for our Great Blue Herons camps. This is an excellent option for families who are traveling for part of a week, but need one or two days of camp for their child.

Daily registration will be open for camp weeks that do not fill with regular weekly campers. Blue Heron camp staff will decide when to open Daily Registration for a week of camp and announce it here. Check back often, as new weeks will be added on a regular basis. 

Great Blue Herons Weeks Open for Daily Registration as of July 1st, 2018:

July 23rd-27th: Some Bugs! 

July 30-August 3rd: Inventive Gardens, featuring Afternoon Paint Box Mystery Camp 



Morning Half Day (9 am - 12 pm): $45/day

Morning with Lunch Bunch (9 am - 1 pm): $50/day

Afternoon Camp Only (1 pm - 4pm): $45/day

Afternoon with Lunch Bunch (12 pm - 4 pm): $50/day

Full Day (9 am - 4 pm): $90/day


You must provide your child with a nut-free lunch.

Extended Care: $30.00 for 8:30 am drop off, $30.00 for 4:30 pm pick up. $60.00 for both. Extended Care is a one-time fee per child. Once paid, you may use extended care throughout the summer for any full-week camp or daily registration option you select. 

T-Shirt: $20.00. Daily option registrants do not receive a t-shirt with their registration, but may choose to purchase one with their registration. If you register your child for a full-week camp, the t-shirt is provided free with your registration.