Autrey Mill’s serene setting and emphasis on re-connecting with nature and history to get a break from competitive activities and ever-present technology. We offer summer camp, hiking trips, home-school programs, field trips, preschool activities, programs for all ages, and after-school programs. We also offer birthday parties!
One of the best ways to enjoy Autrey Mill is to take a guided hike with activities designed to get kids exploring the outdoors and interacting with nature. Our winter/spring hikes offer themes such as Shelters, Outdoor Cook, Making Tools & Gone Fishing. Hikes take place rain or shine (dress appropriately); indoor activities may be substituted in cases of severe weather.
Autrey Mill is a unique setting for home school programs featuring a 46-acre nature preserve with trails, woodlands, wetland and creek; animal exhibits; historic buildings, indoor and outdoor classrooms, artifacts, and heritage gardens. Our Home School curriculum provides an exciting learning experience developed to really engage students in the study of topics combining environmental studies, nature, history, and science. Home school lessons are based on nationally recognized curriculum and are correlated with state standards in Life Science, Physical Science, and History.
In the Home School series students will explore Autrey Mill’s natural environment and history, focusing on a different topic for each 4-hour class. Home School classes are offered on a Thursday, a Wednesday, and Friday each month.
Each class stands on its own, so attend one, all, or several.
The perfect way to introduce your preschooler to natural science and history! Our Preschool Adventure series is based on a nationally recognized curriculum in life and physical sciences. Each adventure is different and has a theme chosen to spark a preschooler’s imagination. Included is a brief nature hike and a hands-on activity or craft. Offered on selected Tuesdays and Fridays for ages 3-6 (Parents/guardians are free but are required to stay for the program. No charge for non-participating siblings.)
We are offering several after school classes:
- Cooking and Crafts for ages 6-11
A creative program that’s a fun way to experience history through simple recipes and heritage crafts enjoyed in the past. Each class will include a cooking activity and a craft.
- Kid Hikes for ages 6-11
- Guided hikes with activities designed to get kids exploring the outdoors and interacting with nature.
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We’ll keep your campers engaged with plenty of activities and learning opportunities, but there is always time to examine what’s under a log, catch a tadpole, or to imagine living in the past. Pre-Care and After-Care offered during some camp weeks.
- See our Summer Camp page for descriptions of our various summer programs.
Birthday Parties are a special benefit available only to Autrey Mill Members (Family membership level). Each party can accommodate 12 participants. A fee of $10 will be added for each additional participant. Parties range between $175 – $200.
- Please view our Birthday Parties page for more info.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve offers a variety of group programs that are designed as an extension of the classroom with engaging, hands-on learning activities. Our programs/field trips are consistent with the Georgia Educational Standards for grades K-8. We also offer group programs to groups of all ages.
- Please view our Group Programs page for more info.