Summer Fun at the Nature Center with Camp Kingfisher

Give your child a chance to learn, grow, and make memories this summer at Camp Kingfisher at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Camp Kingfisher runs May 30 through August 4, 9 am -4 pm (with longer and shorter days available.) Campers experience fun, hands-on, and educational activities at the nature center including animal encounters, hiking and other outdoor activities, science exploration, swimming and canoeing, arts and crafts, and so much more!

Campers of all ages are welcome, and they are divided into age-appropriate groups. The youngest campers, Owlets, are four year olds and the oldest group is a Travel Program open to rising 8th and 9th graders.

All campers have access to a junior-Olympic-size swimming pool that is constantly life-guarded, and the older campers have opportunities to canoe in three different ponds: Kingfisher Pond, Beaver Pond, and Heron Pond. Each one of Camp Kingfisher’s canoe ponds is staffed by an American Canoe Association certified instructor.

Each age group is themed with highlighted activities. Learn more about the schedule of activities designed for each age group here.

A High School Leadership Training Program (LIT) is also available for rising 9th through 12th graders who are interested in leadership, education, and naturalist training.

Camp Kingfisher counselors are role models, mentors, and leaders. Counselors are professionally trained in counseling, team building, and naturalism. Most counselors have completed at least one year of college, and junior counselors are recent high school graduates with an interest in education and environmental science. Anyone interested in being considered for a counselor position is encouraged to apply as soon as possible. See more information here.

Summer camp provides many benefits for children. These include learning teamwork, making good decisions, building character and resilience, and trying new things!

Debby Head is a life-long lover of Camp Kingfisher. She started attending when she was just four years old, and now she is the new director. She encourages everyone to give their children opportunities to grow, and Camp Kingfisher is an amazing place to do that. She says, “As summer approaches, I hope you give your child the opportunity to grow and have fun at a great outdoor camp. You may just find that, by giving your child a chance to try something new outside, he or she may gain memories that will last for a lifetime.”


Member registration is already available, and open registration starts on January 23. Visit the Camp Kingfisher site or call 770-992-2055 ext. 222 for more information and to register.

Don’t wait! Sign up for a life-changing summer at Camp Kingfisher!

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