Established 1995

Camp 2022

We plan to return to in-person Metabolic Camp to take place June 20-25, 2022.

Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, details are subject to change in accordance with the CDC, local health officials, and Emory University Policies.

Metabolic Camp Experience

Metabolic Camp 2022 is an overnight camp that will take place June 20-25, 2022, with approximately 30 campers and 20 staff. All meals will be provided and supplemented with low-protein modified foods. Registered dietitians will be present to assist campers at each meal and throughout their stay.

Camp Components

The camp program is comprised of:

  • Counseling Groups – Daily nutrition management counseling sessions conducted by medical faculty (registered dietitian) and an assistant (nutrition student)
  • Large Group Classes – Topics may include nutrition management, genetics, maternal PKU, reproductive health, exercise, and others. Classes are taught in large group setting and in breakout groups
  • Small Activity Groups – Themes may include cooking, medical food taste testing, personal wellness, art, and others. Activities are conducted in small group settings
  • Social Activities – Events may include walking, swimming, cooperative sports, field trips, shopping, movie night, dance party, and closing dinner and awards ceremony

Happy Metabolic CampersTypical Day

7:30 am Rise and Shine
8:00 am Morning Walk
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Small Activity Groups
10:45 am Large Group Class
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Large Group Class
2:30 pm Social Activity
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Counseling Groups
8:30 pm Social Activity
11:00 pm Lights Out

Sample Cooking Class Recipes


There will be one medical faculty member and one assistant for every 5-7 campers. The faculty will be involved in helping campers with daily activities.


US and International campers attend each year.


Metabolic Camp 2022 will be held on the campus of Emory University. Campers will have access to campus facilities, such as the Woodruff Physical Education Center, Clairmont Campus Swimming Pool, and Lullwater Park. Check-in for Camp 2022 will be held at the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) house on Monday, June 20, 2022.


Campers will stay in one of two Camp houses. Each of the Camp houses offers:

  • Double occupancy rooms with 2 single beds
  • Community bathrooms
  • Lounge area
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry

Clinical Care

All campers are pre-admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston or Emory University Hospital. In the event of a medical emergency, we will use these facilities, where a medical geneticist is always on-call.

For clinical purposes, all campers are required:

  • To provide a blood draw for plasma amino acids on both the first and fifth days of Camp.
  • To provide a urine sample for a pregnancy test on the first day of Camp.

In order to monitor diet compliance and to identify areas for improvement, each camper also is asked to:

  • Complete 3-day diet records prior to Camp.
  • Complete 3-day diet records during Camp.

These are standard patient management procedures and are not considered a part of the research process. To learn more about the option to participate in Camp research, please visit the About Metabolic Camp page.

Camper Registration

We utilize financial support from grants and donations to offer a subsidized camper registration fee of $375 per person. This cost of the registration fee includes room, board, and all sponsored group activities. A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold a place for each camper. This fee will be applied toward the total $375 camper registration fee. Partial scholarships are available based on financial need, and payment plans are available.

Cost of Camp: $375 per person

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2022

Contact Us (select Subject: Registration and Payment) to request the camper registration packet.

Camper Packet

Once you have registered (preferably online), you will receive a registration confirmation and a Camper Packet containing information and forms to complete in preparation for camp week. You will receive access to your camper packet online, unless requested otherwise. The camper packet will be available in March.