Camp Kingfisher’s premier adventure-based camp for rising 8th and 9th graders
After a 2 year break, the Camp Kingfisher Travel Program is BACK!
The Travel Program is Camp Kingfisher’s premier adventure-based camp for rising 8th and 9th graders. Day trips are packed with fun, personal challenges, and learning to support a team of peers. Travel Program Campers will have fun exploring some of the natural wonders in Georgia and surrounding states, some sample trips include hiking in North Georgia, rafting, tubing, kayaking, and urban biking.
Each 2-week session will be packed full of both water and land adventures.
Hear from teens that participated in the Travel Program and are now part of the High School Leadership in Training Program.
As a teen you often get a voice in how you spend your summers, why did you choose the travel program?
“I had many friends way back when we were campers who had done Travel Program, and they all talked about how amazing it was. Also, just the idea of doing camp and traveling at the same time was very appealing.” – Addison
“I love the environment at Camp and meeting new people. Travel Program is so different and special because we go on a different adventure everyday.” – Kate
What was your most memorable experience at the Travel Program?
“The camping trip for sure. Everyone had become friends with each other by that point and it was so amazing experiencing MY first time camping with a bunch of people who had become my best friends. I still have pictures to this day from TP in general.” – Addison
“The most memorable thing I experienced during Travel Program was caving. I will always remember suiting up and going in for the first time and climbing along the cave.” – Kate
Tell us about your favorite trip- which could be different than your most memorable experience.
“I don’t remember exactly which trip it was but we went to this HUGE water hole, that had these waterfalls and ginormous rock walls going so so high up. It was one of the first trips we went on and it was my favorite because that’s when everyone started becoming friends, not just like a group of people traveling together.” – Addison
“My favorite trip was when we biked along the Belt Line. I loved that we had a picnic and the bus rides to and from were always so much fun.” – Kate
What new skills or knowledge did you gain during your time in this program?
“I learned A LOT of social skills that I didn’t have before, because you would be thrown into a group of people that you’d have to stick with whether you know them or not. It really gives you an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and socialize with loads of different people.” – Addison
“I have learned and tried so many new things from Travel Program. It definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone but it was totally worth it!” – Kate
Why would you recommend this program to others?
“Well for starters it’s fun, but it also kind of gives you the feel for what your LIT years may be like, in the sense that you’re older and are with a bunch of people your age that you need to bond with. I feel that Travel Program was super beneficial in my maturing and skill sets that are SO IMPORTANT for being a LIT.” – Addison
“I recommend Travel for anybody interested because it made my summer ten times more fun and adventurous!” – Kate
Any advice for new teens coming into the travel program?
“Go out of your comfort zone, and make friends with EVERYONE. The experience is so so much better when you share it with everyone in the group opposed to just a few friends.” – Addison
“My best advice for upcoming teens into the Travel Program is to be yourself and don’t be afraid to try new things!” – Kate
Check out the Camp Kingfisher Travel Program dates and opportunities for this summer! Summers are best spent outside!