barn owls Rising 2nd & 3rd Grade

The Barn Owl (BNO) program delivers exciting hands-on science activities, longer hikes, and plenty of outdoor games. BNO campers are at an age with huge levels of enthusiasm, and may also enjoy Art in Nature Camp. BNO campers graduate to Beaver Pond for canoeing, where each camper gets the chance to steer a canoe (with the help of a high school volunteer). Of course, all this activity calls for plenty of water breaks and a chance every day to cool off in the pool!

How big are the groups?

Barn Owls are signed up based on a 1:9 counselor-to-camper ratio. BNO groups generally have 18 campers and 2 counselors. In rare cases, we will increase the ratio to a maximum of 1:10.

What’s the average day like?

Barn Owl program hours are from 9AM-4PM. The camper day is split into 6 activity periods, lunch inside Kingfisher Hall and 2 snack times. Activities include outdoor time, educational hikes, live animal encounters, swimming, canoeing, science exploration activities, and so much more. Educational content varies based on the session theme.

Gaga Ball

Gaga Ball is a Camp Kingfisher favorite. Barn Owls will learn the rules and basics of this game, which is a form of dodgeball played in an octagon pit. Even though Camp Kingfisher’s Gaga pit often gets muddy in the summer, it doesn’t stop campers from wanting to dig in and have fun!


Campers in the Barn Owl age group are now old enough to visit our archery range! Two certified archery instructors provide a safe and rewarding experience where campers get to participate in this timeless camp tradition. They will learn the correct stance, form, and commands for shooting safely, all while becoming the next Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen!

Register Your Camper!

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

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.