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The Walker School Offers Exciting Summer Camp Opportunities, Including "Experience Urban Atlanta” and “Harry Potter” Camps

The Walker School Offers Exciting Summer Camp Opportunities, Including Unique “Experience Urban Atlanta” and “Harry Potter” Camps

Options Include Offerings for Every Interest: Arts, Athletics, Academics, Games

Contact: Mitch Leff, mitch@leffassociates.com, (404) 861-4769

Marietta, GA, April 2016 -- The Walker School is pleased to announce an extensive summer camp lineup open to the entire community. Opportunities include academic enrichment, athletics, the arts and transformative learning experiences for rising Pre-K to 12th grade students. The majority of camps are open to the public and take place at the school, located at 700 Cobb Parkway, North, Marietta, GA 30062.

This year, Walker offers more than 45 camps for all ages. Some new themes include a musical theater camp called Broadway on 41, The Science of Cooking and Harry Potter Camp. Many favorites will also be returning including the Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp, KidChess Camp and Fun and Games Camp.

Registration for the 2016 season of summer programs is now open.  For more information: http://www.thewalkerschool.org/student-life/summer-programs/index.aspx.  To register: https://camperregsecure.com/thewalkerschool/.

"Experience Urban Atlanta" Course Offers History Credit

A new and unique offering for high schoolers is Experience Urban Atlanta, a two-week intensive all-day course that will earn participants a semester credit for history once finished. The dates are June 6-17, and it will be led by Dr. Tina Davis, who teaches science in Walker’s Upper School and Dr. Greg Hite, Upper School History teacher.

  • The class will study new urbanism and the issues that plague an urban environment: civil rights and the impact of racism on communities, the foster care system, the criminal justice system, food deserts, human trafficking, the plight of the working poor and more.
  • Students will be taking a variety of field trips to experience these things firsthand, such as the Atlanta Food Bank, Atlanta Mission, Civil and Human Rights Museum, and the Fulton County Jail.
  • The class will conclude with group projects that require students to address a current issue facing the city given the skills and resources they possess.
Walker is also offering four one-week sessions of traditional day camps for first through sixth grade students. These are full day camps (Summer Explorers) and will include afternoons at aquatic centers, field trips, outdoor activities, arts & crafts, etc. With the before and after care options, these camps are great choices for working parents and super fun for the kids.

  • Other highlights of the The Walker School’s summer program offerings include:
  • Kid Chess, July 11 – 15,
  • Movement and Mindfulness for Kids, June 6 – 10 and 20 – 24, grades 1 – 6
  • Fun & Games, June 1 – 10, grades K – 5
  • Jr. Computer Scientists, June 6 – 10, grades 2 – 3
  • Recorder Karate, June 6 – 10, grades 4 – 5
  • Superhero Camp, June 6 – 10, grades 1 – 3
  • Artsy Electronics, June 13 – 17, grades 6 – 8
  • Young Chefs, June 13 – 17, grades 2 – 6
  • Full STEAM Ahead, June 13 – 17, grades 4 – 5
  • Broadway on 41, June 20 – 24, grades 1 – 3
  • Science of Cooking, July 11 - 15, grades 6 - 8
  • Unleash your Inner Scientist, July 18 – 22, grades 8 – 9
  • Harry Potter Camp, July 18 – 22, grades 6 – 9
Walker also offers a wide selection of sports camps, including basketball, lacrosse, softball, football, cheerleading and wrestling.
  • Brickhouse Baseball, May 31 – June 3, grades 4 – 8
  • Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp, June 13 – 17,
  • Racket Club, June 13 – 17, grades 3 – 5

About The Walker School

Located in Cobb County, The Walker School is one of Metro Atlanta’s top-ranked independent schools, providing a classic liberal arts education for students in Cobb and surrounding counties. Walker prepares young people for college and life by balancing a personalized curriculum with a challenging “STEA3M” academic program and opportunities in fine arts, languages, research and athletics.

Founded in 1957, the school today serves more than 900 students, building critical thinking in students ages three to 18. Walker offers Preschool (Early learners, Pre-K & K), Lower School (1st – 5th), Middle School (6th – 8th) and Upper School (9th – 12th).

In 2014, 100 percent of graduating students were accepted to college. The school offers 25 AP courses and 73 percent scored 3-plus on AP exams. For more information, visit www.thewalkerschool.org or call (678) 581-0478.

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