Travel Program Rising 8th & 9th Grade
The Travel Program is Camp Kingfisher’s premier adventure-based camp for rising 8th and 9th graders. Day trips are packed with fun, personal challenges, and team building. Travel Program campers will have fun exploring natural wonders in Georgia, discover their connection to nature, and build strong character.
Each 2-week session will be packed full of both water and land adventures. Proficient (not expert) swimming skills are a must for Travel Program campers.
How big are the groups?
Travel Program campers are signed up based on a 1:5 counselor-to-camper ratio. Groups have 10 campers and 2 counselors.
Who are the counselors?
Travel Program counselors are experienced outdoor adventurers and have experience working with teenagers. Counselors are at least 22 years of age and will have completed Camp Kingfisher’s 7-day staff training program. For more information, please visit our staff page.
What’s the average day like?
Travel Program trip hours are outlined in a schedule that will be emailed at least 1 week before your session date. The average day will last 8-9 hours, generally beginning at 9AM. We also offer free before and after care from 8-9AM and until 6PM. You will be notified in advance in the event of a different start time. If we will be late returning because of an activity running longer than expected, a counselor will call each parent to notify them of a change in return time.
Rappelling at Mount Yonah
Travel Program campers will hike to the rappelling destination, where they will get a break and some instruction time. Then they will get a chance to rappel off of two different rock faces, overseen by a professional guide. Even timid Travel Program campers tend to get comfortable quickly and want to rappel over and over again!
Caving at Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Our caving adventure takes place at Raccoon Mountain Caverns in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On the 2-hour expedition, campers will do some walking, some stoop walking, some crawling (nothing too tight), and see beautiful fossils contained within the rock walls of the cave. Helmets, lights, pads, and gloves are provided, but campers are encouraged to wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty or torn.