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 learning to support a team of peers. Travel Program Campers will have fun exploring some of the natural wonders in Georgia and surrounding states, some sample trips include hiking in North Georgia, rafting, tubing, kayaking, and urban biking.
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 before the start of the session. The average day lasts between 8-9 hours. We generally will depart CNC at 9AM, however, some days we may need to depart at early as 8AM. You will be notified if we need to make changes to the start time or if we will be returning late due to traffic or an activity running late. A counselor will notify each parent of a change in return time.
Exploring our local rivers through whitewater rafting is a blast! The lower Chattahoochee, the Ocoee and the Nantahala are just a few of the rivers we have explored in the past. These river trips have enough excitement for your thrill seeker, and just the right amount of calm water for even the most timid ones. Join the Travel Program team as we travel throughout the south east rafting our hearts out!
Camp Kingfisher partners with REI to offer various classes for our Travel Program campers. Learn how to make the perfect batch of popcorn over a campfire, gain skills on creating a safe outdoor shelter, and experience Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Your camper will leave camp being more prepared for their next wilderness adventure!