summer camp

A SUMMER OF FUN IN NATURE FOR OVER 25 YEARS

Registration now open

Camp Kingfisher is an ideal summer adventure for all. In addition to traditional camp programs like hiking, canoeing, and swimming, campers get immersed in the beauty of nature and wildlife with hands-on experiences. Activities and themes encourage personal growth, teamwork, and environmental stewardship in campers. Camp Kingfisher’s 7 session themes determine the content of live animal encounters, science exploration activities, and educational hikes.

Owlets <br /> 4 year olds

Owlets
4 year olds

eastern Screech owls <br /> rising k-1st grade

eastern Screech owls
rising k-1st grade

 barn owls <br /> rising 2nd-3rd grade

barn owls
rising 2nd-3rd grade

barred Owls <br /> rising 4th-5th Grade

barred Owls
rising 4th-5th Grade

great horned Owls <br /> rising 6th-7th Grade

great horned Owls
rising 6th-7th Grade

travel program <br /> rising 8th-9th grade

travel program
rising 8th-9th grade

survival camp <br /> rising 4th-7th Grade

survival camp
rising 4th-7th Grade

Grow Camp <br /> rising 4th-7th Grade

Grow Camp
rising 4th-7th Grade

Art in Nature <br /> rising 2nd-5th grade

Art in Nature
rising 2nd-5th grade

Register Your Camper!

It’s never been easier to register for Camp Kingfisher! See options below to register online, by mail, over the phone 770.992.2055 ext. 222, or in the camp office.

Make sure you complete the camper information form. This form must be completed for each camper.

Wait List

If a camp session is full, the options are to choose another available session and/or add yourself to the wait list. Log into your account and select the desired session. Add the camper to the wait list and an email will be sent when a space becomes available. Secure the spot within 48 hours to guarantee camper placement in session.

Membership Levels & Rates

Camp families that are members of CNC are eligible to receive a discounted member price on camp sessions. Note: You must have a current CNC membership at the Family Level or higher active at the time of your child’s camp session to receive the member discount.

Ages and Hours

Ages 4 year old through rising 9th graders.

Full Day: 9:00PM – 4:00PM

Extended Care: 8:00AM – 9:00AM & 4:00PM – 6:00PM

There is no fee for extended care.

Immunizations

Summer 2020 Camp Kingfisher will require current immunization records or exemption (medical or personal) documentation for all campers.

Please submit this information with your child’s Camper Information Form at least two weeks before your first session. Failure to provide this documentation will result in exclusion from camp activities. Please contact the office at 770-992-2055 x222, if you have any questions.

parent information

Take a look at the Summer Camp Parent Information here, for information on what to bring, how to dress and daily drop off and pick up routines.

camp forms

Please complete the camper information form for each child that will be attending camp. 

Zipline Aftercare Add-On

Experience the Screaming Eagle Zipline as an add-on during aftercare.

A Camp K staff member and a Screaming Eagle guide will lead you through a 1-1.5 hour tour of the aerial ecosystem of the Nature Center. Experience zipping twice over Beaver Pond and get up to 55 feet in the air on one of the 7 ziplines that stretch up to 500 feet!

For this camp add-on, campers must be 8 years old and 60 lbs. to participate. Add to your session during registration. Space is limited.

Cancellation/Refunds/Changes Policy

Cancellation requests made by 5 pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 will result in a 10% cancellation fee. Sessions cancelled after April 15th, but at least 2 weeks before the session start date will results in a 35% cancellation fee. Cancellation requests made within 2 weeks of the session start date will result in no refund.

Changes (switching the sessions you are attending for an equal number of sessions): Changes to your session dates must be made no less than 4 weeks before the first day of the session you are changing from. A $20 administrative fee will be charged for each change you make to your original registration.

Sick Days:  If illness causes a child to miss 3 or more consecutive days in 1 week (5 days) you may make up the days in a later available session. All make up days must be used by the end of summer 2021. You will need to purchase days to complete a session at a prorated cost. A doctor’s note is required for make up days.

Swimming Information

>> Safety First: Two American Red Cross trained lifeguards, on duty at all times when campers are swimming.

>> Camp counselors are also present while campers are in the pool.

>> We do have noodles for beginners in the shallow end.

>> Swim Test: (available for Barn, Barred, and Great Horned Owls) In order to swim in the deep end, campers must pass the deep end swim test. If they fail the test and then improve, they can request to take the test again. 

>> Junior-Olympic size pool ranges from 3.5 feet to 12 feet deep. The shallow and deep ends are separated at the 5 foot mark.

>> If your child does not wish to swim, limited self- directed activities are available in the shade.

>> 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 that day.

CANOEING information

Camp Kingfisher runs a total of 3 different canoe ponds. The pond your camper canoes on will be determined by his/her age group.

>> Screech Owls canoe on Kingfisher Pond 2 times a week with a counselor or trained member of our Leadership in Training (LIT) program. LIT’s are high school volunteers.

>> Barn Owls canoe on Beaver Pond 2 times a week with a counselor or trained member of our Leadership in Training (LIT) program. LIT’s are high school volunteers.

>> Barred and Great Horned Owls canoe on Heron Pond 3-4 times per week. Both age groups canoe with a partner to develop their paddling skills. Great Horned Owl program will take one trip on the Chattahoochee River (during the second week of their session). All trips start and end from the property of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. All trips are weather and water quality dependent.

Each one of the canoe ponds is staffed by an American Canoe Association certified canoe instructor. All campers and members of the staff are required to wear fitted PFD’s (Personal Flotation Devices). 

camp Scholarships

Partial scholarships are available for children attending Camp Kingfisher at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the camper’s potential for growth and development through a Camp Kingfisher Summer Camp experience. When awarded scholarships, the parent/guardian must pay remainder of camp tuition. On occasion, we award complete scholarships in cases of extreme hardship. Please note that scholarship funds are limited.

Please email camp@chattnaturecenter.org or call 770-992-2055 ext. 232 with any scholarship questions.

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