great horned owls rising 6th & 7th grade

Great Horned Owl (GHO) campers often get a large say in where they go to camp each summer. Our veteran campers know just how awesome Camp Kingfisher is! Great Horned Owls expand their knowledge with ecology field studies and a fun nature version of CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). GROW Camp and Survival Camp are also available for this age group.

How big are the groups?

Great Horned Owls are signed up based on a 1:10 counselor-to- camper ratio. GHO groups have 10 campers and 1 counselor. In rare cases, we will increase the ratio to a maximum of 1:11.

What’s the average day like?

Great Horned Owl program hours are from 9AM-3:45PM. 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.

River Trip/Canoe Flipping

During the 2nd week of each session, campers will get the chance to paddle 3 miles of the Chattahoochee River. Downstream in the serene wetlands, campers often experience for the first time what it’s like to be completely immersed in nature. Campers will learn about the history of the river, see plenty of wildlife, and get a little dirty playing at the mud flats. Each river trip is led by a certified canoe instructor.

Late Night at Camp

Late nights are such a fun perk of our two week Barred and Great Horned Owl Programs. Campers get to stay late at camp and enjoy CNC’s grounds after hours. Campers will enjoy either extra swim time, or a pre-paid river trip. Have a pizza party for dinner, followed by an evening program and then we will close the night down with a bonfire and s’mores!

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.