for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

The Art of the Tale is a theme based small-group writing camp for students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. The camp focus is on developing written expression skills through daily journal and expository writing (including descriptive, sequential, and persuasive). Students will use the Six Traits of Writing Curriculum and targeted skills include sentence structure, paragraph development, direction writing, report writing and creative writing. Skill areas will be addressed through a variety of projects and fun activities. The camp culminates with a final report and art show. Campers will utilize laptops for some project work as well as work on keyboarding skills. Class enrollment is limited to eight students per group.

Camp Dates for 2023

Dates: June 5 - June 16

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $1,312
Financial aid is available for qualifying students


Registration for  Art of the Tale is open until spaces are filled. Many sessions fill early and a wait list is maintained for sessions that fill to capacity. In the event your child cannot attend camp, tuition may be refunded if your child’s place can be filled. However, no refunds are given after May 1, 2023.

Registration for Speech School Students begins January 23. To register for camp, complete and send the Camp Application Form along with a 50% deposit to school. A 50% deposit is required at time of application with remaining payment due in full by May 1, 2023. The deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Registration for Students who do not attend the Speech School: For all students who are not currently enrolled at the Speech School and are applying to Art of the Tale Camp, a review of the student’s learning profile is necessary to determine if the summer program will meet the needs of each student. Open registration for students who do not attend the Speech School begins on February 21. The following information will be reviewed for possible placement:

  • Completed Camp Application Form
  • Teacher Questionnaire Form
  • Any additional testing completed by a Speech Language Pathologist, School Psychologist, or Learning Specialist

Refund Policy

In the event your child cannot attend camp, tuition may be refunded if your child’s place can be filled.  However, no refunds are given after May 1, 2023.

Please contact Lola Stringer, Director for Summer Programs, at 404-233-5332, ext. 3131, for application materials and to discuss camp programs and services available for your child.