School Break Camps and Nature Weeks

School Break Camps and Nature Weeks at Blue Heron are the ideal opportunity for your child to experience the wonders of nature and stay active during school breaks. Our programs focus on outdoor experiences for children and give children time to play and learn through individual and group exploration.

Our instructors are expert naturalists who understand the value of providing children unstructured exploration time. If you have questions about our camps or nature experiences for children, please contact Amy Zvonar, Education Director, at or (678) 315-0836. 


Fall Break Camp 2017: October 6th, and October 9th - 13th 

Little Blue Herons: Ages 2-4

Half Day: 9:00 am - 12 pm, $40/day
Half-Day w/Lunch Bunch: 9:00 am - 1 pm,
$45/day (bring a sack lunch) 
Please note that early drop-off is not available for our
Little Blue Herons group. 

Little Blue Herons is a sensory based outdoor experience for young children. We will spend time playing in our Children's Garden, walking in the woods, and learning how to play in nature. Building with sticks, planting in the garden, and digging in the sand are just a few of the ways we will spend our time together. Adult/Child Ratio: 2 BHNP Instructors: 6 children. 


Great Blue Herons: Ages 5-13 (4 yo with permission)

Half-Day: 9:00 am - 12 pm, $40/day
Half-Day w/Lunch Bunch: 9:00 am - 1 pm, $45/day (bring a sack lunch)
Full-Day: 9:00 AM - 4 PM  (bring a sack lunch) 

Extended Hours: 
Early Drop Off: 8:30 am and Late Pick Up: 4:30 pm,
$30 each/$50 both to use for all 2017 School Break Camps or $5/drop off. 

Great Blue Herons provides hands-on activities and outdoor exploration time for campers.  We spend most of our time outside learning from nature. Children will learn to interact safely with nature; turning over rocks and logs, climbing downed trees, skipping rocks in our creek, and catching butterflies and insects in nets. Every day offers a new opportunity to discover the fascinating world of nature.  Adult/Child Ratio: 2 BHNP Instructors: 12 children. 





Fall Break Camp: October 6th, and October 9th-13th 2017.
Election Day Camp: November 7th
Thanksgiving Break Camp: November 20th-22nd and 24th. 
Holiday Break Camp: December 18th-22nd, 26th-29th, and January 2nd-5th.
MLK, Jr. Day Camp: January 15th
February Break Camp: February 19th-23rd
March Spring Break Camp: March 5th-9th
April Spring Break Camp: April 2nd - 6th

Registration for School Break Camps will open 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the camp.
School break camps are $40 for half-day (9 am-12 pm), $45 for half-day with Lunch Bunch (9 am - 1 pm), and $80 for full-day (9 am - 4 pm). 

For the 2017-2018 school year, we will accept children ages 2-4 in our Little Blue Herons group and children ages 5-13 in our Great Blue Herons group. Children ages 4 and under may only register for half-day. Children ages 5 and up may register for half-day or full-day. Extended days (8:30 drop off and 4:30 pick up) are open to ages 5 and up for an additional fee.