MANSFIELD — Maybe you have a kid that would rather be outdoors than inside, or maybe you have one that likes science, or maybe you just have a kid that just needs to get some “wild” energy out. If you do, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division has perfect solution this summer.
Sign him or her up for a summer camp at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield. Camps are available to kids from age 7-16 and cover a variety of topics, including wildlife identification, conservation, outdoor team challenges, fishing, shooting sports, wildlife careers and wilderness survival.
· Outdoor Adventure Team Challenge (ages 11-13): June 22-26 ($140 per camper)
· Charlie’s Trackers (ages 7-8): June 29-July 2 ($125 per camper)
· Shooting Sports (ages 12-16): July 6-10 ($140 per camper)
· iCAN Conserving Animals in Nature (ages 10-13): July 14-17.
Note – thanks to a Logan Davis Foundation grant, this camp is available for no cost to campers based on an essay application (due Friday).
· Wildlife Rangers (ages 9-10): July 21-24 ($125 per camper)
· Wilderness Survival (ages 12-16): July 20-24 ($140 per camper)
COVID-19 Safety at Camp: Safety is of utmost importance to camp staff, so DNR will be making the following accommodations — each camper must bring their own hand sanitizer (and keep it with them to use throughout the day), facemasks and social distancing encouraged, dining area and indoor activity areas will be sanitized and cleaned throughout the day. Additional precautions will be considered and implemented as needed.
Camps have limited spots and many have deadline registration datesso go ahead and sign up. Interested parents or guardians should complete and submit all application forms and camp fees at least two weeks prior to the camp session.
For more information about summer camps at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, call 770-784-3059 or visit www.georgiawildlife.com/camps.