barred owls Rising 4th & 5th Grade
Barred Owl (BDO) campers LOVE the independence of maneuvering a canoe on their own at Heron Pond (of course, adults are always present and watching them). BDO campers also enjoy daily swimming time in our Junior Olympic-sized pool, team-building games, live animal encounters, and hikes through CNC’s 127 acres of nature. GROW, Survival and Art in Nature camp are also available for this age group.
How big are the groups?
Barred Owls are signed up based on a 1:9 counselor-to-camper ratio. BDO 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?
Barred Owl program hours are from 9AM-4PM. We also offer free before and after care from 8-9AM and 4-6PM. 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, team building and so much more. Educational content varies based on the session theme.
Barred Owls will become masters at canoeing! By the time campers reach Barred Owl age they are physically big enough and have the dexterity to maneuver a canoe. With instructions from Camp Kingfisher’s canoe instructor, certified by the American Canoe Association, campers are given the opportunity to learn the basic steering strokes: forward, back, draw, and c-stroke. After some trial and error, campers are able to navigate the canoe pond. The games that campers play at Heron Pond are designed to put their newly-learned strokes to use through races, tag games, splash wars and obstacle courses that are created at the pond.
One of Camp Kingfisher’s goals is to teach our campers skills they will use for a lifetime: personal responsibility, respecting and accepting others, working as a team, leadership, and listening. Team Building is a time where campers are faced with fun challenges that must be completed as a group. Giant puzzles, imaginary river crossings, and human-sized spider webs set the landscape where campers practice problem-solving and crucial social skills.
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.
Make sure you complete the camper information form. This form must be completed for each camper.
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.