Take a Break in Nature
Looking for a place to send your kids during school breaks? Look no further! Camp Kingfisher offers an outdoor camp experience filled with hiking adventures, animal encounters, and outdoor play on a 127-acre riverside campus. Campers learn about nature and start to understand the precious ecosystem of the Chattahoochee watershed with hands-on science education.
Check out the top 10 reasons why your child should unplug at Camp Kingfisher during their school break.
>> Time away from screens. From so much school being computerized to video games, children are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. Spending their break at Camp Kingfisher gives them a chance to look up, use their senses, and explore the world around them.
>> Build confidence! Spending time outside in nature, and at camp in general, is less structured than a school environment. It gives kids a chance to get creative with their ideas and choose how they want to interact with nature.
>> Explore their creativity. Fairy house and shelter building have become a popular activity here at Camp K. Taking the time to explore nature, find their materials, and construct a shelter gets kids’ creative minds moving! Plus during our Winter Break camps, campers get the added bonus of getting to see others’ creativity at work when they explore the Enchanted Woodland Trail here at CNC.
>> Get active! Spending time at Camp Kingfisher always means more hikes, more games, and more recreation!
>> Stress less. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors and in nature can reduce your stress levels. This is true for kids as well! School and sports can be tiring and stressful at times. Let your campers unwind in nature with us.
>> Friendships are made at camp. So many friendships have been made at Camp K over the years. We do our best to group campers together who go to the same school so that they have better opportunities to grow their friendships outside of camp.
>> Improved self-awareness. Here at Camp Kingfisher, we are all about teamwork. Working together to build a shelter, cheering on their fellow campers at archery, or brainstorming ways to reduce, reuse and recycle more. Team building opportunities show kids just how important they are to their fellow campers, their camp community, and the community around them.
>> Improved social skills. Camps are a social place. We love to encourage getting silly and trying something new! Singing songs, learning new games, and exploring science activities are all ways that kids can interact with one another. Your camper just might see that they have friends all around them.
>> Connect with our native wildlife. The Chattahoochee Nature Center has so many fun and interesting animals to interact with. And our campers can get up close with them! All of our counselors are trained to handle our resident turtles, snakes, and gopher tortoises. And on top of that, they will get a chance to meet our raptors, beaver, and opossums! When was the last time you got to see a hawk or an owl talon up close? (Spoiler alert: they’re sharp!)
>> Have fun!!! Fun is always one of our top priorities. Hiking, crafts, animals, archery (for certain age groups), science experiments, games, and more are sure to provide an enriching and FUN experience for your campers during their school breaks this year.