It's Better Than Camp! 2024 - Overnight Camp July 7-21

It's Better Than Camp!
July 7 - 14 and/or July 14 - 21
Registration Is Open Until June 28!

"My daughter got exactly what I was hoping out of the experience:  independence, new adventures, and even a touch of dealing with adversity.  She has already asked to return next year – and I’m already looking into signing up." - Parent, Chattanooga, TN

Our residential sleep-away camp for boys and girls 11-15 provides an intimate approach to traditional camp as it combines instruction in a variety of specialty sessions with summer favorites all kids love. Each camper enjoys their own schedule as they live in our air-conditioned dorms,  dine in our Hogwarts-esque dining hall, and swim, hike, bike, camp, cave, and play as they take advantage of our 550-acre campus - named one of the most beautiful in the southeast.  Camp will follow CDC and ACA guidelines and protocols for Covid-19.   Our special programming, small group settings, talented staff, and unique campus offer a relaxed one-of-a-kind "better-than-camp" summer experience! 

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Please contact us at with any questions you may have.  Stay safe and stay healthy!

July 7-14, 2024
COST:   $1,075

DATES:  July 14-21, 2024
COST:   $1,075

DATES:  July 7-21, 2024
COST:   $2,072  (discount for second week!)

In our 4th year, SAS's It's Better Than Camp! offers morning specialty sessions in an array of pursuits that have included American Sign Language, ceramics, computer technology, woodworking, culinary arts, music lessons, digital music production, dance, painting, mountain biking, karate, and theater. This year, we will offer one outdoor adventure afternoon block for everyone.  We also take a one-night camping trip each Friday..  

Cost of the camp includes specialty session instruction, air-conditioned accommodations, all meals, camp t-shirt and lanyard, laundry facilities, off-campus excursions, and all transportation during camp. The snack canteen and school store will be available for purchases.  (Every residence hall is equipped with a complimentary washer and dryer for campers to do their own laundry.)

At this time it is strongly recommended that all participants be fully vaccinated - please note this policy may change.  Check-In is on July 7 from 1:30-2:30 or July 14 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (CST).  Departure is Sunday mornings, July 14 or 21.  You may contact our Camp Director if adjustments are needed regarding arrival or departure times/dates.

Registration and Cancellation Policy

If you would like to receive an information packet in the mail prior to registering, you may request one HERE. While it is best to register online, we accept printed registration forms that can be sent via email or US mail.  Payment may be made with personal check via the mail or credit/debit cards. A non-refundable deposit of $150 secures your child's placement with the remaining fees due by June 30, 2024. The full cancellation policy can be found on the registration form. 

Getting to SAS

Please contact the SAS Summer Auxiliary Office if you have transportation questions and/or need assistance with airport pick up / delivery. Groome Shuttle offers service from the Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Nashville airports with a convenient stop in Monteagle.  Pick up from Monteagle is complimentary.  We are more than happy to provide airport service in official SAS vehicles for an additional fee paid separately from registration. If your child will be flying, please contact us to coordinate airport transfer. 

Below are drafts of this year's schedule. 

Campers are allowed to bring personal devices however for use only during specific times during the day - mornings before breakfast and evenings before bedtime.  All devices are taken up at lights out each night. We understand the importance of staying connected but also know the the value of unplugging!