Category Archives: Camps

Experience High Flying Thrills at Historic Banning Mills’ Camp Adventure

This summer, while other kids are singing songs around a fire, kids who attend Banning Mills’ summer camp will be experiencing a whole new kind of adventure filled with adrenaline pumping activities. Camp Adventure is returning to Historic Banning Mills, home of the world’s largest continuous zip line eco-canopy adventure tours. Campers ages 8 to 14 are invited to partake in all that Camp Adventure has to offer from June 18 – 22, June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, and July 16 – 20. For a fee of $295 per week, campers will be able to enjoy all of Camp Adventure’s thrilling activities, including almost 10 miles of zip lines and aerial adventures, the 600-foot Sky Trek Bridge, the World’s Tallest Freestanding Climbing Wall, the 100-foot Power Free Fall, archery, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding on the ‘Hooch, volleyball, swimming, mini golf, field games, and much more.

“The goal of Camp Adventure is to challenge campers to conquer fears, make new friends, reach outside of his/her comfort zone and find their brave,” said Donna Holder, founder of Historic Banning Mills. “Camp Adventure is a special time here at Historic Banning Mills, and we look forward to hosting campers and helping them achieve their dreams through adventure.”

Safety is a top priority of Historic Banning Mills. A closed continuous belay system is used throughout the entire aerial challenge course to ensure maximum safety on aerial adventures. The staff and counselors a Camp Adventure are highly trained in CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Aid and High Rescue. An EMT, a Registered Nurse and CPR/First Aid instructors are also on staff.

Extended care is available to all parents if needed. Be sure to contact Historic Banning Mills by phone at 770-834-9149 to arrange the details specific needs of each camper and parent.

To book a spot at Camp Adventure at Historic Banning Mills, please visit http://historicbanningmills.com/adventures/youth-summer-camp/ or call 770-834-9149.

Got An Outdoor-Centered Kid?

Does your upcoming or current middle school child have a little “wild” in them?  Let them explore the coastal areas of Georgia this summer at the Adventures in Conservation Education camp.  Participants at this camp will spend five days immersed in Georgia wildlife via hands-on activities and day trips, all while visiting some amazing coastal eco-systems.

“We received a T.E.R.N. grant this year helping us keep the cost of this extraordinary camp extremely affordable for each child, and allowing us to visit even more places, like Sapelo Island, Jekyll Island and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge” said Amber Barrow, Wildlife Interpretive Specialist.

So, how do you register? Children must be entering a 6th-8th grade class by the time of the summer camp to qualify. Each interested child must submit an essay. These essays will determine who is selected to participate in the camp.

The camp will take place July 16-20. The cost of the camp, thanks to the T.E.R.N. grant, is only $150 per participant. The maximum number of spots for this camp is 16. The application deadline is May, 20, 2018.

The Environmental Resource Network, or T.E.R.N., is a Friends group of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Their mission is to aid in the financial support of the activities of the Nongame Conservation Section. More about T.E.R.N. at https://tern.homestead.com.

For more information about activities that take place at this, and many other available camps, call 770-784-3059 or visit www.georgiawildlife.com/camps.