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The Paideia School

Summer Camp

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The fun does not stop when the school year ends! Paideia School hosts five weeks of summer excitement.

We intentionally create a camp where kids are free to play, laugh, build, choose activities based on their personal interest and make fun lasting memories.

Our summer camps are open to students age 3 to rising 8th grade. Depending on the age, students can choose from arts, crafts, cooking, indoor/outdoor games, swimming/water play, bowling, and so much more.

Weekly registration is available to the public as well as current students. We hope you come and experience summer fun at Paideia!

Registration is limited. Please check back periodically for further details. Online registration will be available in mid-January.

Summer Camp Programs

Mini Camp - Ages 3, 4, and 5

Mini-campers will have fun participating in arts and crafts, storytelling, creative movement, sports, music, sand and water play.

Ages: 3, 4, and 5

Hours: 8:30am-12pm

Price: $150 per week

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Betwixt and Between Camp - Ages 5 and 6

Betwixt and Between camp is a self-contained classroom. Activities may include art, music, cooking, indoor and outdoor games, circle time and storytelling. “Water City” on the sandy playground is one of the highlights of this camp.

Ages: 5 and 6

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Elementary 1 - Age 7 or Rising 2nd Grade

Each morning, campers will choose from activities offered to the entire elementary camp. Selections may include arts and crafts, dramatic play, indoor/outdoor games, farming, cooking, library visits and more.

Every afternoon, campers participate in activities designed by their homeroom counselor. Swimming and bowling off campus are offered weekly.

Ages: 7 or rising 2nd grade.

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Elementary 2 - Grades 3-6

Campers choose morning and afternoon activities based on their own unique interests. Selections may include arts and crafts, dramatic play, indoor and outdoor games, farming, water play, cooking, library, and more. Campers may leave campus in school vans to go swimming and bowling.

Campers will be assigned a homeroom based on their age.

Ages: 8 years old by September 1 or entering grade 3 and the eldest entering grade 6.

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Junior High

Each day campers will have the opportunity to create their day by choosing morning and afternoon activities based on their interests.

The daily selections for junior high campers might include art activities, indoor and outdoor games, coding, farming, cooking and other options based on student interests. They will begin and end their day in their homeroom. The junior high camp is sure to offer plenty of summer friends and fun.

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Chess Camp for Boys and Girls - Rising Grade 1-6

Experienced chess players or beginners will spend the week learning and training with two of Georgia's best, Carlos Perdomo and Jim Mundy.

Students will participate in strategic lectures, practice drills, and play in several types of tournaments, including regular, blitz, and bughouse. Chances to play/work with instructors will be numerous. Handouts for home study will be provided for the students.

For additional information contact Carlos Perdomo at or 770-845-0890. Or visit

July 17-21, 2017
Full Day
Hours: 9am-3:30pm
Cost: $300.00

(Players staying all day need to bring lunch)

Morning Session
Cost: $170.00

Afternoon Session
Hours: 12:30-3:30pm
Cost: $170.00

Sports Camps

Ultimate Camp for Boys and Girls Ages 10-14

Michael Baccarini, Paideia teacher and coach of the two-time national champion varsity boys' ultimate team, will be conducting a fun and challenging one week-long camp focused on this popular fast-action team sport for boys and girls ages 10-14 years.

The first half of each daily session will involve fun activities that develop disc and ultimate-specific game skills. The second half will concentrate on putting those skills into action thru a variety of scrimmage formats.

Teamwork skills are a focus throughout the camp, with particular emphasis on what makes ultimate unique - "Spirit of the Game." Ultimate builds character through its high regard for mutual respect between competitors, teammates and opponents alike.

Each participant will receive a Paideia ultimate camp T-shirt, (please provide size when registering). Cleats are recommended and participants should bring a water bottle, a snack and a lunch.

The camp will be held at Python Park in Avondale Estates.
For specific questions or additional information please email Michael Baccarini at

June 5-9, 2017
Hours: 9am - 3pm (drop off and pick up at Python Park)
Cost: $295

Michael Baccarini, Coach
Michael is a former club player with national and international experience and has coached the 19 and under U.S. national team at the 1998 (Minneapolis, Minn. - gold medal), 2000 (Heilbronn, Germany - bronze), 2004 (Turku, Finland - gold) and 2006 (Boston, Mass. - gold) world championships.

Michael served as the national youth director for the USA Ultimate Association from 2000-2003. He helped write coaching curriculum and has led national coaching certification clinics around the country and is the co-author of Essential Ultimate: Teaching, Coaching, Playing.

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Basketball for Boys and Girls, Ages 7-15

At JoJo Cadray's Python basketball camps you will learn how to improve your fundamental skills - including footwork, agility, team work, passing, ball handling, perimeter shooting, offensive moves, the mid-range game, rebounding, and man-to-man defense. We will also work on listening and attention span.

Each day will feature motivational lessons as well as instruction on the many intricacies of the game. From beginning to end campers will be exposed to a high level of instruction and motivation that will assist beginners and experienced players alike. Campers will compete in one-on-one, free throws, “hot shot” and many more contests and games.

Campers will be broken into four age groups to compete in contests and games 7-8, 9–10, 11-12, and 13-15.

For parent convenience the gym will be supervised until 4pm for late pick up Monday - Thursday only. Friday pick up is at noon.

We also offer a half-day option for each camp session for $185.

For program questions or team rates, please email JoJo Cadray at or call 404-290-2468.

June 5-9, 2017
8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Thursday
8:45am - noon Friday

July 17-21, 2017
8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Thursday
8:45am - noon Friday

Half day camp is 8:30am – 12:30pm, except Friday (8:30am – noon)

Half-day: $185

Register your child for the July session too and receive a $25 discount for that camp. The discount is only valid when registering your child for the full day June and July camps.


Coach JoJo Cadray is completing his 11th year as Paideia varsity boys' basketball coach. His teams have reached three state tournaments, competing in three consecutive state sweet sixteen events. He has coached 14 players who have gone on to play basketball at the college level.

Coach Cadray will be joined by a talented and experienced staff of college and professional players, AAU and school coaches. Stand out players from previous Paideia teams will work as counselors too.

Coach Cadray is an alumnus of the Paideia School graduating in 1999. He was a starting guard for Paideia's 1998 state finalist team and All County select the same season. As a senior he was chosen as an All Area player.

In college Cadray played NCAA basketball for two years at University of South Carolina under Eddie Fogler, the National Coach of the Year award winner. Cadray went on to play at the University of North Florida and Emory University.

JoJo is a faculty member in the Paideia junior high school and assists in the admission department.

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Paideia School Summer Volleyball Camp for Boys and Girls entering 6th, Junior High and High School

The volleyball camp is open to advanced, intermediate, and beginning players. The camp will focus on improving basic skills including hitting, passing, serving, setting and blocking and fitness training.

The camp will provide players time for skill development that often can't take place during the volleyball season.

Players must wear non-marking sneakers and bring a water bottle. Water will be provided. Knee pads are not required but recommended. All players will receive a T-shirt.

For specific questions or additional information please email Paideia volleyball coach Artan Agolli at

June 5-9, 2017
9am -11:30am

June 12-16
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Cost per session: $200.


Artan Agolli, Coach
Artan is in his 17th year of coaching the varsity, junior varsity and junior high teams at Paideia School.

He has taken the varsity team to two state tournaments and regional runner-up tournaments twice in four years.

Artan has played professionally in Italy, Greece and for the Albania National Team.

Ogerta Agolli
Ogerta Agolli has coached at Paideia for nine years. She has played professionally in Italy, Greece and on the Albanian national team.

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