GET PREPARED: Our 2015 summer camp guide
NEWTON COUNTY RECREATION COMMISSION
• Basketball camp June 15-19 at Turner Lake 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CHARLIE ELLIOTT WILDLIFE CENTER 2015 Junior Naturalist Summer Camp
Day Camp Sessions 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. • June 2-5, 2014 (9 a.m. – 1:30pm) • Cost: $120 per camper
(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. • June 9-12, 2015 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) • Cost: $125 per camper.
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. • June 29- July 3, 2015 • Mon. 2:30 p.m. - Thur. 2 p.m. • Cost: $250 per camper
Camp Sessions Camp TALON (Teen Adventures Learning Ornithology and Nature): Camp TALON is a five-day camp for teens interested in birds and nature. Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Ornithological Society, and the Atlanta Audubon Society, participants get a chance to experience birding on Little St. Simons Island, Wassaw Island NWR, Sapelo Island, Harris Neck NWR, Jekyll Island, Altamaha WMA, and St. Simons Island. Hosting 16 students, ages 1216. Older students may be eligible • May 31-June 4, 2015 • Cost: Early registration is $300 February 16 – April 30. Registration rate May 1–16 is $350. (A nonrefundable $100 deposit must be included with registration) • For more information you can contact Julie by email at at Jdwildlife15@gmail. com or by phone at (770) 313-5762 or Bob by email at kywarbler@ cox.net or by phone at (478) 397-7962.
(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! • Session I: June 16-19, 2015 • Session II: June 2326, 2015 • Tues. - Wed. 9 a.m. – 4pm, Thur. 9 a.m.overnight, Fri. pick-up 10:30 a.m. • Cost: $135 per camper For more information on Day Camps, please call (770) 784-3059.
WILD Creatures of Georgia Overnight
Camp (ages 11-13): Come and learn about some of the creatures that call Georgia home. Campers will take an up close and personal look at the various birds, mammals, and reptiles that live throughout the state. In addition to Project WILD activities, campers will spend time taking care of some of CEWC’s animal collection, and learning what it takes to keep these animals healthy in captive collections. • July 6-10, 2015 • Mon. 2:30 p.m.Thurs 12 p.m. • Cost: $250 per camper
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. • July 27- 31, 2015 • Mon. 2:30 p.m.- Fri. 2 p.m. • Cost: $250 per camper
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, 2015. To register, or for more information, contact Molly Kimler at (770) 464-3589 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • July 12-14, 2015 • Cost: $125 per camper
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. • July 20 – 24, 2015 • Mon. 1 p.m. - Fri. 12:30 p.m. • Cost: $100: Thanks to a grant from The Environmental Resources Network, the cost of the program is only $100 per person which covers all room and board and program fees) Application Due: • Early Bird – May 14 • Final date for applications due June 27 (Provided camp is not full) Space is limited, so apply early. We will begin evaluating early bird applications as soon as May 14. We will continue evaluating applications on the 1st and 14th of June and July until the camp is filled. For more information on overnight camps, please call (770) 784-3059. How to Register, 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. A limited amount of registration packets are available at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Register early! Space is limited. Full paperwork includes Registration form, all Camper Health Record and Emergency Information Forms, Behavior Standards, an immunization record signed by a doctor and Participant and a Minor Waiver Release Form. If you turn in an incomplete packet, you will be waitlisted and notified of your miss-