Today’s children are interested in so many more things than the children of a generation ago. Back then, summer meant games, swimming, arts and crafts and trips to the zoo. Today, children want to learn so much more, while having a good time. Maybe it is because they do not have to do it like they do in a regular school. Today’s day camps realize that and they have developed programs that will interest a wide variety of children. There are day camps that will take campers as young as 3 or 4 and that is one advantage over sleep away camps where the youngest age is about 6. The little ones need adventures too, not just as big an adventure as older children. When choosing a day camp, be sure you can visit and see exactly where your children will be. Check out the cooking facilities, the medical facilities and ask questions about such things as the qualifications of the counselors. It is your money and your child and you have the right to know everything you need and want to.
Camp Kingfisher. A Day Camp at the
Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, Georgia 30075
Campers at Camp Kingfisher learn a true respect for nature an the environment. The activities are geared by grades groups. K and 1, 2 and 3, 4 and 5, 6 and 7 and for grades 8 and 9 they have a new program this year, The Travel Program where campers and staff discover the natural wonders in metro Atlanta and beyond. Participants will bring their experience back to camp in the form of a CNC service project. Some of the activities include Nature Hikes, Arts & Crafts, Field Games, Canoeing, Swimming, Guest Performers, Live Animal Presentations, Plant & Insect Identification, Elective Classes and Team Building.
Summer Science Day Camps
636 Steels Bridge Road
Canton, Georgia. 30114
770.345.7080 FAX 770.345.7080
For the science bug aged 4-13. The campers will work on 20 projects a week and the counselors are all certified teachers. Some of the projects will be in the fields of Forensics, Robotics, Video Game Creation, Paleontology, Special Effects and Emergency Veterinarian Medicine. They operate the camps at 8 schools in the area, so there should be one near you.
Kids’ Summer Kayak Day Camp
3437 Rockhaven Circle NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
They do not take the very young child here, this program is not for them but if your camper is aged 9-14 and loves the outdoors, then this is one you have to consider. With this type of camp, your first consideration has to be safety and the fact that each session is led by an American Canoe Association-certified whitewater kayak instructor is very reassuring indeed. They do not accept every child. He or she must know how to swim and disruptive behavior is not tolerated. Another plus in the safety area. But for the children that do attend, they come away with a new outdoor skill that will give them years of pleasure.