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 15 campers and 3 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.
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 and kickboards for beginners in the shallow end.
Swim Test: In order to swim in the deep end campers must be tested for ability level on their first day of camp. If they fail the test and then improve, they can request to take the test again. The test consists of swimming back and forth across the shallow end of the pool without stopping or touching the bottom and treading water for 60 seconds.
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