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Emory Sports Fitness Camp

The Emory University Sports Fitness Camp is the original all-sports camp in Atlanta and enjoys a long-standing reputation for providing a safe, fun, and incredibly rewarding experience for campers ages 5-12.  Our experienced and highly trained camp staff will supervise the children from drop-off until pick-up. Our camp can accommodate children of all skill levels and campers will rotate through instructional activity including team sports, fitness classes, gymnastics, outdoor programs, and activities and games.

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The Emory University Sports Fitness Camp is the original all-sports camp in Atlanta and enjoys a long-standing reputation for providing a safe, fun, and incredibly rewarding experience for campers ages 5-12.  Our experienced and highly trained camp staff will supervise the children from drop-off until pick-up.  Our camp can accommodate children of all skill levels. During the aquatics instructional period, one instructor will work with a very small group of 7-9 children who are grouped based on their age and skill level.  In addition to our camp staff in and around the pool, lifeguards will be on duty during all instructional and free swim periods.

The majority of activity takes place inside the air-conditioned Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC).  The campers are outside each day for a maximum of 1 hour of activity.  Campers come inside for water and to cool down after 30 minutes of outdoor activity.
 

You may register for one to four week sessions. Full Day and Half Day sessions are available.  Select the session(s) in which you wish to enroll.  Once you select a session, you will have the opportunity to add it to your cart and proceed to check out.  Remember that you get the best value by registering for multiple weeks.  Be sure to have your credit card ready as payment is required at registration in order to confirm your spot in the camp! Once you complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email that includes important details such as pick up/ drop off locations and what to bring.  All sessions have filled in recent years as we can only accommodate 130 kids per week.

  

Camp begins at 8:15am for both half and full day campers. You may drop off your child between 7:50am-8:10am.  In the morning, campers rotate through 35 minute instructional activity areas each day in
 
•     a) track & field,
•     b) swimming,
•     c) team sports including traditional and non-traditional sports
•     d) gymnastics & tumbling and
•     e) activities & games

At 12:00pm, half day campers are picked up and full day campers eat lunch. Full day campers should bring a sack lunch from home and will be supervised as they eat in their age-groups.  At approximately 1:30pm, the campers resume activities and continue a variety of age-appropriate activities.

Full Day Campers

Campers enrolled in the full day program will be supervised as they walk to the dining area where they may eat their lunch brought from home.   At approximately 1:30, the campers return to the WPEC and continue a variety of age-appropriate games and activities.

Activity areas in the afternoon vary based on weather and space availability, so early pick-ups must be communicated in advance.  Please send a note with your child if you need to pick-up earlier than 5pm.

Because of the strenuous nature of much of the camp activity, full day campers will have 'quiet time' near the end of the day.  Camp staff will provide a G-rated movie each day or will have the option to play games or participate in story time.

Our Team of counselors and coaches consists of teachers, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary and Physical Education, Child Psychology, Social Work, Counseling and other child-related fields of study. All activities are run by Activity Specialists who are highly experienced and well-trained teachers. Seasoned and highly qualified Directors who possess a proficient understanding of child behavior and development are responsible for running each of our programs. Our Aquatics staff is comprised of Red Cross certified lifeguards and instructors who go above and beyond to help make each camper feel comfortable in the water.

Date of Birth: July 4th, 1986

Home: The Woodruff PE Center

Favorite Band: The Eagles

Favorite Actors: Gregory Peck and Russell Crowe

Favorite Athletes: Larry Bird, Jeff Feagles, Brian Cardinal, any former, current, or future Emory student-athlete and, of course, all Emory Sports Fitness Camp Campers

With his ever-present swagger, Swoop has been the face of the Eagles since Emory began NCAA competition. A bald eagle who inspires thoughts of American history and Georgia heritage, Swoop has stomped the Emory sidelines for decades, appearing at thousands of games, matches, meets and the Emory University Sports Fitness Camp!

His antics and routines have inspired athletes and spectators alike. Swoop's clawed feet have occassionally been affixed to roller skates and his winges arms ahve tossed thousands of souvenirs to Emory sports fans. In addition to his appearance on the Emory sidelines, Swoop has represented Emory Athletics off-campus as well. Swoop has helped raise funds for an array of charities and brought smiles to children's faces with his activities at dozens of Atlanta community events. The formation of Swoop's Squad has enabled young children of all ages to learn about Emory sports and forge a relationship with one of the most dynamic mascots in college athletics.

Swoop's look has been updated twice since his inception. In accordance with the Emory Athletics logo change in 2005, Swoop got a transformation of his own. Now with a sleek and muscular build, Swoop proudly leads the Eagles into battle game after game.

Directions to our Camp

The Emory Sports Fitness Camp is held at the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) on the main Emory campus. This camp is NOT held at the SAAC on Clairemont campus and is not affiliated with that program.

Directions from Ponce: Turn onto Briarcliff Rd. travelling north. Turn right on North Decatur Rd. and proceed thru the round-about. At the Emory Village intersection (just past Panera Bread), take the sharp left onto Oxford Rd. Proceed to Eagle Row and turn right. Continue thru the first two stop signs and the WPEC will be on your right with Peavine parking deck entrance on your left.

Direcions from the North Decatur Rd/Decatur area: Follow North Decatur and turn right onto Clifton Road. Go past Emory Hospital and turn left on Asbury Circle. Continue straight ahead on Eagle Row to the fourth stop sign. WPEC will be on your left and Peavine parking deck will be on your right.

Directions from North Druid Hills Rd/I-85: From North Druid Hills Rd, turn onto Briarcliff Rd. travelling south. Follow Briarcliff to Clifton Rd. (across from Quik Trip) and turn left. Follow Clifton past CDC complex and continue in the right lane until you cross the small bridge that goes over the RR tracks. Take an immediate right at the end of the small bridge onto Asbury Circle. Continue straight ahead on Eagle Row to the fourth stop sign and WPEC will be on your left and the Peavine parking deck will be on your right.

Contact Us

26 Eagle Row. Atlanta, Georgia 30322 USA

recwell@emory.edu

404.727.6551 (WPEC Member Services Office)

404.712.2431 (SAAC Member Services Desk)