owlets RISING PRE-SCHOOLERS (MUST BE 4)
Camp Kingfisher gives children a safe, personal environment to learn about wildlife, biology, botany, and stewardship. Campers also gain much in the way of interpersonal relationships, developing their leadership skills and establishing friendships that have grown outside of Camp Kingfisher.
Owlets Camp, a half-day camp experience for 4-year-olds, is designed from the ground up to be an introduction to the best nature camp in Atlanta. Campers experience shorter hikes, plenty of outdoor free play, swimming, and live animal encounters. With a manageable schedule of 8:30AM-12:30PM, Owlet campers will get plenty of outside time and frequent indoor air-conditioned breaks for water, sunscreen, and storybook Turtle Time.
How big are the groups?
Owlets are signed up based on a 1:5 counselor-to-camper ratio. Groups generally have 10 campers and 2 counselors. In rare cases, we will increase the ratio to a maximum of 1:6.
What’s the average day like?
Camp Kingfisher’s Owlet Camp runs from 8:30AM-12:30PM. The camper day is split into 4 activity periods, plus Turtle Time, an outdoor lunch, and one snack time. Owlet campers do not participate in canoeing. Educational content varies based on the session theme.
*Note: Owlet drop off is between 8:30AM and 8:40AM.
Crafts and Activities
Our Owlets love getting to see live animal demonstrations, but they truly enjoy the hands-on activities. One of the favorites of previous campers is the mini owl! For this craft, each Owlet folds a paper towel roll and adds eyes, feathers and a beak to make their own owl. Owlets have the opportunity to experience many different types of craft activities geared to the week’s session theme.
CNC maintains a Junior Olympic-sized pool for use by all campers. There are two trained lifeguards and one counselor watching the pool, and one staff member swimming with the campers. The pool is 3.5 feet deep at the shallow end and 12 feet deep at the deep end. There are wide stairs at the shallow end for kids who do not want to go all the way into the water, and we provide noodles for campers to enjoy. At this age level, all campers are confined to the shallow end. Owlets swim first period, without other age groups. It is best for your camper to be already dressed in their swimsuit for maximum amount of time in the pool.
We encourage Owlet campers to bring their own flotation devices from home so they feel confident and can enjoy pool time. If you require that your child use a flotation device, please send it with him or her, or your child will not be permitted to swim.