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). GHO campers especially love learning the proper way to flip a canoe at Heron Pond! 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-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.

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 an American Canoe Association-certified canoe instructor.

Overnights

Overnights are at the heart of our Great Horned Owl program. Campers bring all their gear for 2 packed days. The first day begins with pool time and a pizza party, followed by a night hike and an evening activity around CNC’s 127 acres. Campers return to their cabin areas to find a large fire, ready for s’mores, then prepare to wind down for the night. The next day includes breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks, and even more adventure time!