September 28, 2016

summer camps

2019 Summer Camp Information

We love summer.

Summer is magical! Everyone should have wondrous memories of their childhood summers and Little Shop of Stories strives to be a part of creating them. We love hosting weekly camps – most of which are book related — and filling the shop with the extraordinary sounds of kids doing kid things. We love making books come alive, and we love spending time with your kids. Here are some things to know about our camps:

  • Camps run from 9am-4pm every day. We provide a morning and afternoon snack, and kids are required to bring their own lunches and water bottles.
  • All of our camps take place in our upstairs loft here at the shop, but we take walking field trips around the square and to Ebster pool.
  • All camps cost $350.
  • Once again each of our camps will be peanut (and tree nut) free. Some of our campers have serious allergies and we feel that this is the most effective means of addressing this.
  • Cancellations made prior to May 1, 2019 will be refunded $300.
  • Cancellations made prior to three weeks before the first day of camp will be refunded $250.
  • Cancellations made within three weeks before the first day of camp will not receive a refund unless we are successfully able to find a replacement camper.
  • For more information on Little Shop of Stories (including sessions, cancellations or refunds), call (404) 373-6300 or visit us in the shop.

And here’s some information about registration.

This year Little Shop of Stories has joined the 20th century! (Yes, we know it’s the 21st century. One small step for a an independent bookstore …)

Our camp registration is going online! It will be ONLINE ONLY. You will not be able to register for camps at the shop. We’ve partnered with JoySherpa, the wonderful folks who have set up the registration website.

How To Register

Before you register, you must first create an account. We advise you to do this as soon as possible. You can do this now, but it must be done before you can successfully begin registration. You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child(ren) to create an account. One account can handle up to three kids.

Click here to go to the Login page and go to “Create Account”.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. on February 2, 2019. Registration can only take place online. We cannot register your children for camp at the shop.

Click here to go to the site, then click on “Register for Camp”. This will not be live until 9 a.m. on February 2, 2019.

Register for camps by clicking on the desired camp on that web page. If registering for more than one camp, repeat the process.

And now … Here’s the lineup for this summer!


The Monster Files

June 10 – 14 | Rising 2-4 Graders

With Jason & Heather

Maximum enrollment: 22

Cost: $350

Are you curious about Chupacabras, baffled by Bigfoots (Bigfeet?), flummoxed by folklore? Join us as we look for the Loch Ness Monster, yowl with the yeti, and jump with the jackalope! At Monster Files camp we will hunt down the truth behind these curious creatures of legend! Join the Little Shop League of Monster Hunters to learn all about the mysterious creatures of myth and folklore, track them, and maybe even invent some of our own!


Camp Mythos

June 17 – 21 | Rising 2-4 Graders

With Justin & Heather

Maximum enrollment: 22

Cost: $350

Young heroes, seeking adventure, know this: before you can undertake your quest, you must first understand the trials of ancient heroes as they faced the gods and monsters of yesteryear! Camp Mythos is an exploration of all things mythology– we will play games, make crafts, and do activities based on myths from around the world! If you know about the war of the Titans in Greek mythology, the power of Dragons in Chinese mythology, if you know that Osiris was the first mummy, or the name of Thor’s hammer, then this camp is for you!


Comics Camp

June 24 – 28 | Rising 4-6 Graders

With Jason & Karen

Maximum Enrollment: 26

Cost: $350

Draw, baby Draw! You know when you get caught doodling and reading comics instead of doing homework or your chores? Well, Comics Camp is exactly like that without the homework and chores. This summer, discover how to cartoon your heart out as we make comics. Whether you like comic books, graphic novels, comic strips, or webcomics, you’ll learn all about how to design, pencil, and ink your ideas and turn them into comics! In addition, this year’s Comics Camp will finish with a bang as every camper will make comics to sell at our 3rd Annual LittleCon, the only comics convention exclusively for kid cartoonists! (Want to know more about LittleCon? Here’s a write up from the Huffington Post from a couple of years ago.)


Magic Tree House Camp

July 8 – 12 | Rising 1-2 Graders

With Michelle & Sunny

Maximum enrollment: 22

Cost: $350

Please Note: This camp has sold out. You can put your child’s name on the waitlist.

Calling all boys and girls who hunger for adventure and knowledge! The upstairs of Little Shop of Stories has turned into a giant Magic Tree House and it’s whisking campers off to different places in history just like Jack and Annie.  Join us for a week of dinosaurs, ninjas, cowboys, mummies, wild animals, magic tricks, and so much more! We’ll spend lots of time doing games, activities, and crafts based on each place we’ll visit. Please note that it is helpful if your camper is familiar with the Magic Tree House series before starting camp.

A camper may only attend one week of Magic Tree House Camp.


Magic Tree House Camp

July 15 – 19 | Rising 1-2 Graders

With Michelle & Hannah

Maximum enrollment: 22

Cost: $350

Please Note: This camp has sold out. You can put your child’s name on the waitlist.

Calling all boys and girls who hunger for adventure and knowledge! The upstairs of Little Shop of Stories has turned into a giant Magic Tree House and it’s whisking campers off to different places in history just like Jack and Annie. Join us for a week of dinosaurs, ninjas, cowboys, mummies, wild animals, magic tricks, and so much more! We’ll spend lots of time doing games, activities, and crafts based on each place we’ll visit. Please note that it is helpful if your camper is familiar with the Magic Tree House series before starting camp.

A camper may only attend one week of Magic Tree House Camp.


Camp Hogwarts

July 22 – 26 | Rising 3-5 Graders

With Madison & Hannah & Karen & Jenny

Maximum enrollment: 28

Cost: $350

Please Note: This camp has sold out. You can put your child’s name on the waitlist.

The Ministry of Magic is pleased to announce that 24 lucky young Witches and Wizards will be accepted to the Hogwarts Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry this summer. All students will receive training in Potions, Divination, Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defense Against the Dark Arts.  All students will be required to sit for their O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) at the end of the week- NO EXCEPTIONS.  In addition to lessons, students may participate in extracurricular activities, including Quidditch. However, loss of limb will not excuse you from completing assignments. Please note: It is important that all students have read at least the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, to fully experience this camp.

A camper may only attend one week of Camp Hogwarts.


Camp Hogwarts

July 29 – August 2 | Rising 3-5 Graders

Please see description under July 23rd.

City of Decatur schools are back in session this week (as is Atlanta), but DeKalb County starts on August 6th. Most private schools start on the 6th or later. So we’ve added this extra week of Hogwarts!

Please Note: This camp has sold out. You can put your child’s name on the waitlist.

A camper may only attend one week of Camp Hogwarts.