Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
2013 Junior Naturalist Summer Camps
New themes and new experiences await this year's summer campers! Come explore all our camps have to offer!
Note: Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to the start of the camp.
Nature Scouts (ages 5-6): This fun-filled week gives campers the chance to discover the amazing world of animals and their habitats through games and exploration. Ponding and wildlife watching are just a few of the fun activities that will round out our adventures.
Charlie's Trackers (ages 7-8): Just like Charlie Elliott in his youth, campers will gain new outdoor skills while they hike forest trails, explore waterways and search for wildlife evidence. Live animal encounters, games and crafts are also planned for this week of fun and adventure.
Wildlife Rangers (ages 9-10): Wildlife Rangers will travel back in time to imagine what life was like for the Native Americans and early settlers of this area. Campers will learn basic survival skills such as shelter building, outdoor cooking, animal tracking, fishing, canoeing, archery, games and old-time music. This camp also features a Thursday night campfire and tent camp-out, with parent pick-up Friday morning!
For more information on Day Camps, please call (770) 784-3059.
Outdoor Adventure Team Challenge Camp (ages 11-13): Teamwork and team spirit abound as campers work together to complete challenges using the outdoor skills they've learned and developed throughout the week. This is a fast-paced, high energy camp. Camp days will be brimming with outdoor pursuits such as hiking, canoeing, fire building and wilderness survival. Our trained and certified counselors will guide campers along their journey culminating in an all-out, every team for themselves competition.
Wild and Wonderful Garden Club Camp (boys and girls, rising 5th and 6th grade Garden Club Members): We will highlight ideas from The Garden Club of Georgia; have programs on attracting birds and butterflies, fishing, outdoor recreation, a night hike and just enjoying the quietness outside the city. Register by June 1, 2013. To register, or for more information, contact Molly Kimler at (770) 464-3589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls of the Great Outdoors (girls only, ages 10-13): This exciting camp introduces young ladies to wildlife and a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, archery and more! Female DNR experts will lead activities.
Shooting Sports Camp (ages 12-16): We've expanded and improved this popular camp. Campers will receive hands on instruction from DNR professionals in archery, shotgun, air rifle and .22 rifle. Campers may also participate in a Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), which qualifies them to participate in the state YHEC.
Animal C.A.M.P. (care and management practices) (ages 12-14): This exciting new residential camp is designed for animal enthusiasts. Participants will learn about care and management of animals as well as animal handling. Guest speakers and surprise visitors will keep campers on their toes. By the end of the week, campers will be able to handle animals and prepare an animal presentation of their own.
ACE (Adventures in Conservation Education) Overnight Camp (6th-8th grade): ACE is a unique workshop/camp for middle school students focusing on wildlife conservation. Participants will spend five days immersed in Georgia wildlife via hands-on activities and day trips including birding in Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, canoeing in Bond Swamp, mist netting bats at Oconee National Forest, and exploring bogs at Ohoopee Dunes. Also, spend time learning to shoot shotguns, hiking to a rock outcrop and studying streams with fisheries biologists. Detailed view of the week.
Space is limited, so apply early. We will begin evaluating early bird applications as soon as May 15. We will continue evaluating applications on the 1st and 15th of June and July until the camp is filled.
For more information on overnight camps, please call (770) 784-3059.
Full payment and all required forms below must be completed and submitted by the registration deadline in order for your child to attend summer camp. You may also pick up a registration packet at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Register early! Space is limited.
Day camps restration now open! Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the camp.
Overnight camps registration now open! Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the camp.
Full payment and all required forms must be received before your child can be added to the camp roster. Please complete all required forms and mail or bring them into the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center at :
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
For more information, call (770) 784-3059.
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