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Screen Free Week

May is the perfect time to be outdoors. Let us give you another reason to get out and celebrate Screen Free Week with the Nature Exchange. Earn bonus points in NEX for your participation.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Sundays on the River Concert Series

What better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends?  Live music fills the stage at CNC every second Sunday, 6-9:30pm from May through September. Bring a picnic and enjoy a cool evening on the lawn at CNC listening to great live music!

Come listen to the smooth jazz sounds of Bob Bakert and his six piece band on May 14, July 9 and September 10. This year look for a high energy show including songs from Sting, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Buffalo Springfield, and even some favorites from the American Songbook.

The opening act is John Cable, a member of John McEuen’s String Wizards which is currently performing all across the country. Americana, country and folk influences in his songs.

 

On June 11, Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist Carol Albert will be Performing Selections from her New Album including current Smooth Jazz hits “Mas Que Nada” and “On My Way” with her band.  Keyboardist and Vocalist Carol Albert, an Atlanta native that has been featured on WCLK, SIRIUSXMWatercolors and National Smooth Jazz Radio Stations Worldwide.

Opening act, Cadyn Lexa is an 11-year-old pop, rock, & soul singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.  With a voice well-beyond her years, she has been performing professionally since she was 8 years old.  Cadyn also writes original compositions with her family and friends that she can’t wait to perform on the CNC stage!

On August 13, come listen to the American jazz sounds of Gwen Hughes &“Grit Hits!” Gwen & The Native Land Band put your favorite hit records in an exhilarating, funky setting that will make you dance and sing along. Gwen Hughes brings everything from the birth of the blues in Mississippi to the birth of jazz in New Orleans to country music in Virginia, the funk of Georgia and the Southern rock of Florida. In-between songs, Gwen leads the audience on a freewheeling and fun history lesson of why The South is such a breeding ground for iconic recording artists.

Tickets are on sale now and CNC members save 10%. Learn more here. Book your tickets now and plan a great evening with CNC this summer at the Sundays on the River Concert Series.

The Mission of the Chattahoochee Nature Center is to connect people with nature. 

Cowie Weiss Theater

Our state-of-the-art theater, with Hi Definition screen suitable for lectures or mixed media presentations, is an excellent place for an intimate business, club, association meeting, or for small cultural events.

  • Capacity: 65 people
  • Availability:
    Monday through Friday
    9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Day Time Rate:
    $400 Theater only. Please call for short term rates.
  • Evening Rate:
    $500
    6:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Rental area includes: High definition screens, 65 theater seats with flip up writing desk, and access to restroom facilities. Includes hospitality area adjacent to room for evening rentals.
  • To Add a Hospitality Component:
    Daytime rental: Breakfast/lunch separate room is available for total rental fee of $500.
  • Evening rental – cocktail reception on the Green Roof or Plaza Conference Room is available for total rental fee of $700.

Please contact us for a list of additional program add on options.

Free parking for all our guests is included.

Plaza Conference Room

This multi-purpose flexible sun-filled room is ideal meeting space. Perfect for a business meeting, bridal shower, family gathering, club or community meeting.

  • Availability: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Capacity: 25 to 75 people (based upon room setup)
  • Rate: $300 for daytime rentals or $500 for evenings. Please call for short term rental rate.
  • Daytime Rental is Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For special group admission to Chattahoochee Nature Center Museum and Grounds contact Venue Sales Manager.
  • Evening Rental is Monday – Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Rentals have the option of requesting an earlier start or end time. There is an additional fee of $100 per hour outside of the normal time frame. Contact us for more information.
  • Rental area includes: Tables and chairs (includes setup). Built in wall mounted screen and TV with DVD player available plus free internet access.

Please contact us for a list of additional program add on options.

Free parking for all our guests is included.

Eastern Screech Owls – Rising K & 1st Grade

Eastern Screech Owls – Rising K & 1st Grade

(Must be 5 years old to attend camp, 1 & 2 week sessions available)

“Through [camp], she learned to swim better than 5 years of swim classes taught her and learned more about nature than I could imagine. She teaches ME wilderness facts! She learned respect for the environment and everything in it. We can’t thank the counselors enough for sharing their knowledge and having fun with her. We plan to return every year.”

Lindze Merritt, mother of a Kindergarten age camper

For many Eastern Screech Owl (ESO) campers, this is their first time at summer camp and we think they get an amazing introduction to how much FUN it is!

ESO campers LOVE trying out canoeing on Kingfisher Pond! At the pond, campers learn how to enter a boat safely and even start basic strokes. ESO campers also enjoy daily swimming time and LIVE animal encounters with snakes, turtles, and birds of prey. We know the fun-packed day can be tiring, so we incorporate at least 30 minutes of reading and chill-out time called “Turtle Time” into each day. Our nurturing ESO counselors are trained to pick shorter trails, give plenty of air-conditioned breaks, and emphasize water and sunscreen.

How big are the groups?

Eastern Screech Owls are signed up based on a 1:6 counselor-to-camper ratio. Groups generally have 18 campers and 3 counselors. In rare cases, we will increase the ratio to a maximum of 1:7.

What’s the average day like?

Camp Kingfisher program hours last from 9am-4pm and our FREE aftercare spans 8-9am in the morning and 4-6:15pm in the afternoon. The camper day is split into 6 periods, including lunch inside Kingfisher Hall, and 2 snack times. Each age group’s schedule includes 6 periods packed full of time in the outdoors, educational hikes, live animal encounters, swimming, canoeing, science exploration activities, and so much more. Educational content varies based on the session theme.

Highlighted ESO Activity: Swimming at the CNC Pool

CNC maintains a newly renovated junior-Olympic size pool for use by all of our campers. There are 2 trained lifeguards, one counselor as an extra set of eyes on the pool, and 2 staff swimming with the campers. The pool is 3.5 feet at the shallow end, 12 at the deep end. There are wide stairs at the shallow end for kids who do not want to go all the way into the water and we do have noodles for beginners in the shallow end.

*Note: If you require that your child use a flotation device, please send it with him/her. If a flotation device is not provided, your child will not be permitted to swim.

More Information on Camp Kingfisher’s Water Activities

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Highlighted Activity: Canoeing at Kingfisher Pond

An enthusiastic American Canoe Association certified canoe instructor leads fun canoeing games and canoe safety instruction for Eastern Screech Owl campers 2 times per week on Kingfisher Pond. Campers will always canoe with their counselor or a high school Leader in Training (LIT). Everyone wears Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets) when canoeing. Skills covered include how to enter a canoe, the forward paddle, boat teamwork, and balance.

More Information on Camp Kingfisher’s Water Activities

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Owlets Camp – 4 Year Olds Only

(1 week sessions available)

“Camp Kingfisher has been providing care of our two children (soon to be 3 children) for 5 years. Camp Kingfisher is the cornerstone of the children’s life experiences.  Camp Kingfisher has given our children a safe, loving, personable environment to learn about wildlife, biology, botany, and stewardship.  Our children have also gained much in the way of interpersonal relationships, developing their leadership skills and establishing friendships that have grown outside of Camp Kingfisher.”

Jarrett Davis, Parent of a 4th Grader, 2nd Grader, and a Pre-K daughter anxious to start Summer of 2015

Owlets Camp, a half-day camp experience for 4-year-olds, is designed from the ground up to be an introduction to best nature camp in Atlanta. Look forward to shorter hikes, plenty of outdoor free play, swimming, and live animal encounters! With a manageable schedule of 8:30am-12:30pm, Owlet campers will get plenty of outside time and frequent indoor air-conditioned breaks for water, sunscreen, and storybook “Turtle Time.”

How big are the groups?

Owlets are signed up based on a 1:5 counselor-to-camper ratio. Groups generally have 10 campers and 2 counselors. In rare cases, we will increase the ratio to a maximum of 1:6.

What’s the average day like?

Camp Kingfisher’s Owlet Camp runs from 8:30am-12:30pm.  The camper day is split into 4 shorter periods, turtle time, an outdoor lunch, and 1 snack time. Owlet campers will not participate in canoeing. Educational content varies based on the session theme.

*Note: Owlets can only be dropped off after 8:30 am.

Highlighted OWLET Activity: Free Play

Unstructured but always supervised, free play with owlets is the old-fashioned nature play we used to do: catching fireflies, finding frogs, exploring a small creek, and digging holes to “China.” Counselors pick an area free of hazards, set the rules and boundaries, and then let the kids go. It’s amazing how the campers’ imaginations flourish when they get to choose their game.

Highlighted OWLET Activity: Swimming at the CNC Pool

CNC maintains a newly renovated junior-Olympic size pool for use by all of our campers. There are 2 trained lifeguards, one counselor as an extra set of eyes on the pool, and 2 staff swimming with the campers. The pool is 3.5 feet at the shallow end, 12 at the deep end. There are wide stairs at the shallow end for kids who do not want to go all the way into the water and we do have noodles for beginners in the shallow end.

*Note: If you require that your child use a flotation device, please send it with him/her. If a flotation device is not provided, your child will not be permitted to swim.

More Information on Camp Kingfisher’s Water Activities

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