Alpharetta to offer modified children's summer camp schedule this summer

The city of Alpharetta will offer a modified version of its summer camps amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Alpharetta will offer a modified version of its summer camps amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Alpharetta will offer a modified version of its summer camps amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Alpharetta's Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services Department will offer a modified summer program schedule for children this summer amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the department announced on Facebook May 22. Staff will be following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and safety protocols as well as Gov. Brian Kemp's executive orders pertaining to summer camps and activities. The city also hopes to open Wills Park Pool on June 15.

Programs offered will include:

  • Wills Park Day Camp

  • MVP Zone Sports Camp

  • Camp Happy Hearts

  • Alpharetta Arts Center camps

  • specialty camps and instructional classes


For a complete list of activities and camps, and to register, click here.

The city will have small groups to ensure proper social distancing and no field trips will be allowed, according to Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services officials. Staff will perform temperature checks, have training on proper protective and safety procedures, facilitate hand washing and hand sanitizer throughout the day, and clean and sanitize equipment between uses.

Extensive cleaning and sanitizing of summer camp facilities will also take place, and there will be sanitizing stations through parks and facilities for proper use. Parents should remain in their vehicles for drop-off and pickup to minimize contact, and the city is requesting that parents limit the amount of personal items brought to children's summer camps.

Campers may not attend camp if they have been diagnosed with or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19; if they have had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days; if they have traveled internationally within the last 14 days; or if they are sick at the time of the camp.


For more information or to ask questions, contact the city's parks office at [email protected].

By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.