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What to expect on the first day

Updated: Jun 5, 2022

Welcome to summer at Oak Tree Camps!! Revised May 2022

We're so glad to have you. Here's information to help prepare for the first day of camp.

If you haven't done so already Please complete our Pre-Check-in on Mondays DOWNLOAD THE APP TO CHECK-IN Having trouble with the app? No worries, check-in on the website


June 6th - July 29th

Look for directional signs and OTC Banner


June 27 - July 29th Stone Mountain Park, Twin Oaks Pavilion <<Best to use Google Maps to Navigate>> Mention Oak Tree Camps at the gate. Look for directional signs and OTC Banner Drop-Off: 8:00 – 8:25 am – please arrive by 8:25 If you arrive after 8:30 am please pull into the driveway and contact us at 678-842-8385. Camp begins promptly at 8:30

  • Parents will remain in vehicles during drop off and pick up

  • Precheck-in will be done digitally

  • Daily temperature check upon arrival. Campers with a fever at or above 100.4 or exhibiting any symptoms, will not be able to attend camp.

  • Mask are required

Pick-Up: 5:00 – 5:30 pm Before and aftercare available on a day-by-day basis for an additional fee. Park along the street and campers will be brought to the vehicle by a staff member. Early Pick-Up: If you need to arrange for an early pick-up, you must send a note and give to the morning greeter. There will be no early dismissals after 4:00 pm. Please notify us before 12:00 if you plan to pick up early. We can not guarantee your child will be ready if you notify us after 12 pm. For the safety of your child, drop-off and pick-up are at this location only. If your child will be walking or biking, you must send the director a note. Before and After Care (7:15am - 7:45am and 5:30 - 6:30pm) Login here to sign up Please let us know if you will need before/aftercare on the Sunday before so we can schedule accordingly.

If you arrive after 6:30pm you will be accessed the $10 after care fee. After 6:30 you will be accessed an additional $1/minute.

Thursday Excursions Campers get to enjoy a full day of all that Stone Mountain Parks has to offer;

  • Dinosaur Explore

  • Scenic Railroad

  • Mini Golf

  • 4D theater

  • Historic Square

  • summertime shows

  • Sky hike** (rope course for ages 7 & up)

  • Sky Ride to the top of the mountain

  • *NEW* Geyser Tower (bring swimwear and swim shoes)

Including attractions and nature hikes. Oak Tree is providing Stone Mountain Membership passes to Stone Mountain campers registered for 2 weeks or more.

Thursday Field Trips

Emory has Thursday field trips to various Atlanta destinations. See events calendar in the SPACES app for details.

WHAT DO I BRING? The quick list

  • Sunblock/sunscreen (available on-site if you forget)

  • Insect repellant (available on-site if you forget)

  • Face mask (available on-site if you forget)

  • Hat

  • Change of clothes

  • Closed-toe shoes (no sandals)

  • Snack for the mid-morning break.

  • Lunch (we are a nut-free camp. Please no nuts or nut butter)

  • Please bring a morning snack and afternoon snack, campers seem to work up a hunger

  • Reusable water bottle (water refill stations available)

  • Backpack

  • Cash, jewelry, electronic games, cell phones or other valuables are not permitted. Oak Tree Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Label all of your child’s items.

  • Swimming daily at Emory

  • Water Play often at SMP

    • Water shoes

    • Swimsuit

    • Towel

    • Plastic Bag for wet items

What are your safety and COVID plans? The health and wellness of campers and staff remain a top priority of Oak Tree Camps. We plan to adhere to the strict guidelines provided by the County and CDC. Including but not limited to:

  • Parents will remain in vehicles during drop off and pick up

  • Campers will sanitize hands prior, during and after camp.

  • Daily temperature check

  • Daily health check forms

  • Sanitizing equipment and materials daily

  • Staff and campers will wear masks when appropriate and as directed by County/CDC.

  • Parents are asked to supply their child with their own masks/face coverings; however, if a mask/face covering is needed, the camp will provide a mask/face covering as appropriate

  • All campers and staff should practice distancing whenever possible and avoid prolonged close contact

  • Campers and staff must also monitor their health daily. This includes monitoring temperature, watching for COVID – 19 symptoms, and following CDC and Department of Health recommendations if symptoms develop

  • Campers and staff should stay home when sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19

  • Staff will be provided with cleaning supplies to clean their workspaces and activity areas after their use

  • High touch areas are the priority and must be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. These high touch areas include areas such as doors, door handles, tables, play equipment, etc.

  • Limit the number of individuals allowed in a restroom at one time based on the number of stalls or urinals.

  • Hand washing will be required before and after using playground

  • Contact tracing in collaboration with DeKalb Board of Health

Nothing is more important than knowing who are the people who will be caring for your kids. Head over to our blog to >>> MEET THE TEAM

Every day at Oak Tree Camps is an adventure, but here's an example of how a day of adventure flows We are thrilled to have camp this year and have so much in store for your campers. Our days will be filled with a host of activities that will be both educational, physical, and most creative. Our daily schedule will be as follows: C.H.A.T.S for Cooling, Hydrate, Transition & Sanitization Time. Activity

8-8:25 AM Drop off, Check-in, Temperature checks, restroom breaks & sanitizing

8:30-9:30 AM Activity 1

10-10:15 AM C.H.A.T.S

10:15-11:30 AM Activity 2

11:30-11:45 AM C.H.A.T.S

11:45-1 PM LUNCH

1-2:15PM Activity 3

2:15-2:30PM C.H.A.T.S

2:30-3:45 PM Activity 4

3:45-4 PM C.H.A.T.S

4-5 PM Activity 5

5-5:30 PM Clean up, Pack up, Pick up (C.H.A.T.S) We have allowed for an additional 15 minutes throughout the day for sanitization, cool down, and also accounting for restroom breaks as needed. We know you may still have questions We have rolled out the Parent Handbook to cover all the other details

  • Please be sure to go over the Camper Code of Conduct with your child. You received this during registration

  • Review Medical Authorization forms if your child needs prescribed medication.

One more thing You may see young faces helping out with our campers. These young faces are a part of our Counselor in Training Program. It is the goal of the CIT program to help mold young individuals that can flourish as staff members at Oak Tree Camps, set goals, and move on to greater endeavors using the tools we have provided. CITs have finished the 10th grade, show a willingness to learn and grow, and be very energetic. They undergo a 15-hour “staff training” with the goal of providing CITs the tools needed to work with campers. The expectation is always to present themselves as role models to staff and campers and exemplify the core values of Oak Tree Camps. CITs are never alone with campers. Each CIT is paired with a Counselor over the age of 18 with experience in handling campers. CITs will be there to greet parents and campers with a smile every morning. Through the success of the CIT program, we have many campers move on to become CITs, which is our ultimate goal. If you would like to know more about the CIT program and how to apply, see our JOB BOARD

FOLLOW US FOR UPDATES! SPECIAL STONE MOUNTAIN DISCOUNT TO OAK TREE PARENTS Website - Any Day Discount Ticket Program | Stone Mountain Park For Daily Attraction tickets and Annual Parking passes Type in the OTC@Stonemtn Promo code in the Promo Code box ( see Yellow arrow) and click APPLY Start order Daily Attraction Pass - $19.95 + tax ( all ages 3 years old and up)’ Annual Parking pass - $35 For Mountain Memberships click on PASSES on top Green Bar ( see Red arrow) Type in the OTC@Stonemtn Promo code in the Promo Code box ( see Yellow arrow) and click APPLY Start order Adult - $49.95 + tax ( 12 yrs and up) Child - $44.95 + tax ( 3yrs to 11yrs) If you have any questions please email for assistance

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