Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Do you remember that special climbing tree? The tree outside your window, that spooky tree down the street in the empty lot, or the ancient tree in Grandma’s backyard? Remember that giant canopy that called you up into its branches? Freedom, excitement, a rush of adrenaline and the thrill of adventure... Our reasons for climbing are still the same today.
Tree Top Excursions are about safely having fun, exploring our natural environment and learning about ourselves in the process. Experience Canopy-Adventure-Research-Educational Technical Tree Climbing (CARE TTC), the rope assisted technical tree climbing offered at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Come experience this unique program on Charlie Elliott's featured climbing tree, "Charlie," a Willow Oak topping out around 90 feet!
A liability/waiver form as well as photo release form must be completed before attending a Tree Climbing Workshop. Fill out a liability/waiver form and photo release form and email to Jody Rice at email@example.com.
Southeastern Tree Climbing Workshop: September 10-13, 2015
This weekend workshop at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center will allow attendees to improve climbing skills and wilderness ethics, meet other outdoor professionals interested in recreational tree climbing, canopy research and climb with like-minded individuals. Additionally, Charlie Elliott offers such activities as shooting sports, fishing, miles of hiking trails, world-class birding and wildlife watching opportunities.
Tree Top Excursions: CARE TTC
Four fun climbs are scheduled to take take place this year, unless stated otherwise (refer to program calendar/contact for dates). There are two sessions for this climb: Session 1 begins at 1 p.m. (please arrive at 12:30 p.m.) and Session 2 begins at 3 p.m. (please arrive at 2:30 p.m.). We only accept pre-registered participants, and we recommend that children be at least 8 years old for this adventure. Sorry, but we do not accept groups for this climb.
Introducation Climbs schedule:
Cost: $15 per person. Contact Jody Rice at (770) 784-3059 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Event Climbs:
This exciting climb was established for private gatherings such as birthday parties, church groups, scouting activities, school field trips, or corporate retreats. Our group climbs go hand-in-hand with team building and environmental education, and is suitable for all ages and abilities. A treetop station can be requested for journaling, identifying flora and fauna, scientific collection and observation. A group contact request form required.
Cost: $200 for first 10 participants; $20 for each additional person
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center nocturnal climbs will open up a world of discovery in a outdoor living classroom. Experience fluorescent lichen, nocturnal critters, unbelievable stargazing and other night climbing activities. We may even have an appearance by our local nighttime resident, the Barred Owl.
Cost: $25 per person
ZZZ’s in the Trees:
Come join us in the treetop canopy for a tranquil night aloft as you lay in your “treeboat” viewing the stars that glimmer like diamonds in the sky. A treetop bivouac camp will be established in our secluded climbing tree for a unique overnight experience. Climbers should bring their own supper, breakfast and bedding, and we will provide the thrills!
Cost: $125 per person
Wild Climbs are for those who like their fun off the beaten path. Climbers will leave established climbing groves and strike off to the unknown backcountry to access wild trees of the forest or swamp. This allows climbers excellent opportunities to expand their wilderness experience, and gives naturalists access to the arboreal canopy for exploration and research.
Cost: $50 per person (additional charges may apply)
We do offer treetop canopy assistance to special needs individuals provided prior arrangements have been made and approved. Please call Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center at 770-784-3059 for more information.
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