summer camp

A SUMMER OF FUN IN NATURE FOR OVER 25 YEARS

Registration is 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 6 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!

Registration Now Open

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.

Do you want to add a session to your already booked registration?  Please call our registration desk at 770.992.2055 ext. 222 to make your session addition.

Make sure you complete these forms: Health and SafetyEmergency Medications, and Camper Accommodations (if you completed forms for seasonal camps, they will remain on file through summer sessions). 

Wait List

If your desired session is full, you may choose another available session and/or contact the camp office at 770.992.2055 ext. 222 to be added to the wait list. We will contact you when a space becomes available. You must respond within 24 hours in order to secure your place.

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 at the time you purchase your camp session to receive the member discount.

ages

Ages 4 year old through rising 9th graders.

hours

Full Day: 9:00PM – 4:00PM

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

There is no fee for extended care.

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

Camper Health and Safety: MANDATORY for ALL campers

Emergency Medications: only required if your child has an epipen, inhaler or other emergency medication

Camper Accommodations: only required if your child needs extra attention/care or if you would like to provide more information about your child.

Cancellation/Refunds/Changes Policy

Cancellation requests made by 5 pm on Monday, April 15, 2019 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 2020. 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 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). 

archery | camp add-on

Discover the ancient thrill of Archery during a 2-day course in aftercare. Small class sizes and skilled instructors will allow your camper to learn safety procedures, improve their shooting form, and develop power and focus. Open to rising 2nd through 7th graders during their camp session.

>> Barn Owls- Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30

>> Barred Owls & Great Horned Owls Monday & Wednesday

Cost is $35 per week, limit 3 weeks per camper

Make-Up Days

If an archery session is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be made up on the Friday of that week. Camp staff will notify families of the change via email.
We cannot offer make-up days or refunds for missing an archery session due to early pick-ups or absence from camp. Please check your schedules for conflicts prior to purchasing.

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.