Free summer camp in Atlanta next week for kids with Down syndrome

There are still some slots available for a free special summer camp next week (June 13-17) for children who have the generic disorder Trisomy 21 (also known as Down syndrome).

The therapeutic and educationally-based summer camp is being made possible with volunteers at GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta, a nonprofit that provides free support and programming for children with special needs. The Playhouse will turn into a circus world with about 20 campers and 30 volunteers enjoying a week of fun and learning.

The camp will take place next week from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 125 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta. Pre-registering is required and a limited number of spots are still available.

To register for the camp and learn about other programs, go to

In addition to camp next week, GiGis will offer a variety of free workshops this summer including a monthly fitness bootcamp, teen drama troupe, weekly classes for infants and toddlers and tutoring for school-aged kids.

More about GiGi's Playhouse: babies receive custom early intervention, tots get free therapy styled classes, students have access to math and literacy tutoring, teens participate in events and programs that focus on healthy living and social skills, adults with T21 enjoy great nights out and togetherness, and parents get support and advice related to finance, education, medial, and emotional needs.

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