Junior Naturalist Summer Camps

Group of Kids at Summer Camp

 

New camps 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, unless the camp has an essay application.

Updated 2020 Camps Schedule


Junior Naturalist Day Camp Sessions

Outdoor Adventure Team Challenge Camp (ages 11–13): June 22–26, 2020Girls at Camp

9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day

Cost: $140

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.

Day Camp Registration Packet

Charlie's Trackers (ages 7–8): June 29–July 2, 2020

9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day

Cost: $125

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. Kids will get a chance to become a Charlie Elliott Junior Ranger, a program started in Georgia by Mr. Elliott.

Day Camp Registration Packet

Shooting Sports Day Camp (ages 12–16): July 6–10, 2020

9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day

Cost: $140

Campers will learn about gun safety and how to properly shoot various types of firearms and archery equipment. They will complete the NRA’s First Steps Program and have the opportunity to earn badges for target and skeet shooting challenges.

Day Camp Registration Packet

iC.A.N. Naturalist (ages 10–12): July 14–17, 2020

9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day

Cost: Sponsored by Logan Davis Life Foundation

iC.A.N. Camp will explore the many ways citizen scientists help to conserve animals in nature! Campers will explore different types of technology used by biologists in the field. Fishing, hiking, nature play, live animal presentations, and other outdoor skills are a sampling of the fun activities planned. Thanks to the Logan Davis Life foundation, this camp is fully sponsored.

Day Camp Registration Packet

Wildlife Rangers Day Camp (ages 9–10): July 21–24, 2020

9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day

Cost: $125

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.

Day Camp Registration PacketKids in Canoes at the Okefenokee Swamp

Wilderness Survival Day Camp (ages 12–16): July 20–24, 2020

9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day

Cost: $140

Are you a young person interested in expanding your knowledge of outdoor skills? If so, Charlie Elliott’s Wilderness Survival Camp is just for you! Come and join our team of experienced naturalists as they take part in various activities meant to sharpen your ability to stay healthy and alert in dangerous wilderness situations. We will explore such topics as primitive fire building, edible and medicinal plant use, wilderness first aid, the building and setting of snares, shelter fashioning, and much more! We’ll also find some time for other recreational activities like camp games, canoeing, and archery. Come prepared to walk away as an expert outdoors person, to gain some knowledge, and to have a lot of fun along the way!

Day Camp Registration Packet


How to Register

Once you complete initial registration forms, a secondary packet will be sent that includes medical information, an immunization record signed by a physician, and behavior standards. Full payment and all required forms must be completed and submitted by the registration deadline in order for your child to attend summer camp. If you turn in an incomplete packet, you will be wait-listed and notified of your missing forms. A limited amount of registration packets are available at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Register early! Space is limited.

If you wish to opt out of the immunization record for any reason, you must fill out this affidavit.