Experiencing Atlanta's Rich History and Culture

Summer Camp

The Atlanta Preservation Center's Summer Camp works with the Atlanta Mission Homeless Shelter and Action Ministries Atlanta to provide a week-long summer camp for a group of youngsters. Our goal is for these children to discover Atlanta's rich history, architecture and culture through hands-on learning, talking with experts and field trips. The week was positive and thought provoking while being memorable, educational and fun.

Each day begins and ends at the Lemuel Pratt Grant Mansion. Monday’s theme is sports when the kids learned about Native American games, visit the Braves Museum and toured Turner Field. Tuesday’s focus on people includes a tour of Oakland Cemetery and an APC tour of Sweet Auburn. Wednesday’s spotlight is on architecture. The youngsters participate in the Box City® program, followed by tours of Inman Park, Cabbage Town and Grant Park. On Thursday they learn about land through an in-depth visit to Piedmont Park and the Botanical Gardens. Friday’s activities teach about the power of stories.  This idea is explored by a visit to the Wren’s Nest, with a tour and professional storyteller.

APC thanks the following for their financial support of Summer Camp: Lee Robins, Michael Bishop, Jean Astrop, Boyd Coons, Mary Leslie, Bill Pennington, Barbarra Slick, Chrissie Wayt and Morrison Design . Thanks also to these Grant Park area restaurants for providing lunches during the week: Ria’s Bluebird Café, Dakota Blue, Republic Social House and Pub, Six Feet Under and Dough Bakery.