The Emory University Sports Fitness Camp was founded in 1965 by members of the full-time teaching faculty in the Department of Physical Education. Their goal was to provide children with a fun and safe environment in which to foster a life-long appreciation for physical activity.
Over 10,000 children have benefitted from the program over the last 50 years and former campers now bring their children and grandchildren to the Emory camps.
Their 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 the programs. The Aquatics staff is comprised of Red Cross certified lifeguards and instructors who help make each camper feel comfortable in the water.
The Emory University Sports Fitness Camp is the “original all-sports camp” in Atlanta, according to Camp Director Andre Moore. The program enjoys a long-standing reputation for providing a safe, fun, and rewarding experience for campers ages 5-12. Emory’s experienced and highly trained camp staff will supervise the children from drop-off until pick-up. The camp can accommodate children of all skill levels. During the aquatics instructional period, one instructor will work with a very small group of 5-8 children who are grouped based on their age and skill level. In addition to camp staff in and around the pool, lifeguards will be on duty during all instructional and free swim periods.
Camp Director Andre Moore brings expertise in the design and implementation of mentoring programs, youth leadership, team development, and organizational redesign. Andre has been a part of many youth based initiatives, including serving as an Advisor for Anytown, NJ (a bias reduction and conflict resolution program for middle/high school students), and an active volunteer and member of The Children’s Miracle Network and Children’s Specialized Hospital. Andre serves as the Director of the Emory University Sports Fitness Camp (Georgia’s oldest all- sport camp), and Co-Founder of Oak Tree Adventure Camps.
Andre also writes the blog, Birthed into Fatherhood (www.birthedintofatherhood.com), which offers parenting tips and personal stories about his journey into fatherhood.