eastern screech owls Rising K & 1st Grade
For many Eastern Screech Owl (ESO) campers, this is their first time at summer camp. Our counselors and staff members make sure they get an amazing introduction to how much fun it is!
ESO campers love trying out canoeing on Kingfisher Pond, where they learn how to enter a boat safely and start basic strokes. ESO campers also enjoy daily swimming time and live animal encounters with snakes, turtles, and birds of prey. We know the fun-packed day can be tiring, so we incorporate at least 30 minutes of reading and chill-out time called “Turtle Time” into each day. Our nurturing ESO counselors are trained to pick shorter trails, give plenty of air-conditioned breaks, and emphasize water and sunscreen.
How big are the groups?
Eastern Screech Owls are signed up based on a 1:6 counselor-to-camper ratio. Groups generally have 12 campers and 2 counselors. In rare cases, we will increase the ratio to a maximum of 1:7.
What’s the average day like?
Easter Screech 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, Turtle Time, 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.
All camp activity
From Color Runs to Olympics and various themed hikes, Eastern Screech Owls love participating in Camp Kingfisher’s All Camps. During All Camp, ESO campers get to enjoy a special counselor-developed activity. Campers are led through challenges and obstacles that allow them to grow and become stronger as individuals and team members.
Canoeing at Kingfisher Pond
An enthusiastic American Canoe Association-certified canoe instructor leads fun canoeing games and safety instruction for Eastern Screech Owl campers twice a week on Kingfisher Pond. Campers will always canoe with their counselor or a high school Leader in Training (LIT). Everyone wears Personal Flotation Devices when canoeing. Skills covered include how to enter a canoe, the forward paddle, boat teamwork, and balance.
Register Your Camper!
CNC Member Registration opens on January 20, 2020 at 10 am
General Registration opens on January 27, 2020 at 10 am
It’s never been easier to register for Camp Kingfisher! See options below to register online, by mail, over the phone 770.992.2055 ext. 222, or in the camp office.
Do you want to add a session to your already booked registration? Please call our registration desk at 770.992.2055 ext. 222 to make your session addition.
Make sure you complete the camper information form. This form must be completed for each camper.
If your desired session is full, you may choose another available session and/or contact the camp office at 770.992.2055 ext. 222 to be added to the wait list. We will contact you when a space becomes available. You must respond within 24 hours in order to secure your place.