Camp Elachee

Discovering Nature is the Adventure

Camp Elachee 2022 is Presented by Elachee Platinum Annual Sponsor

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Camp Elachee 2022

Exceptional School Break Experiences

May 31-July 22, 2022: Weekly Summer Day Camps

Waitlist Notice

Each camp week is currently on a waitlist. To add your camper, please call 770-535-1976, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Unplugged

And Outside

 

At Camp Elachee, we blend traditional outdoor camp activities with lively exploration.

For over four decades, Elachee’s nature-based day camps have been a favorite school break past-time. Campers enjoy hiking the trails, wading in creeks and discovering wildlife in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.

We tailor age-appropriate, outdoor adventures to give campers experiences that bring each weekly theme to life.

Best of all? Campers forge lasting friendships, make lifelong memories, try new things and get to be kids!

Summer Day Camps

Things to Know

WEEKLY THEMES: Summer Day Camp

WEEK 1: May 31-June 3, 2022 (4-day camp)
Forest Forensics…
Campers will take a deep dive into all things that call the forest home. They will explore animals, plants and waters that flow through our woods to discover their many habits and secrets.

WEEK 2: June 6-10, 2022
Flying High…
Discover all things that fly. From small Bumblebees to birds like Great Blue Herons, campers will learn how and why these creatures use flight for movement!

WEEK 3: June 13-17, 2022
Expedition Explorer…
Put on those thinking caps! This week your camper will be learning how to survive in the woods without technology and modern equipment. Campers will learn how to build a fire, make a shelter, tell which plants are safe and so much more!

WEEK 4: June 20-24, 2022
Space Bound…
Blasting off to faraway places, campers will take a closer look at the solar system, stars and even Earth by working to solve mysteries through experiments and exciting activities.

WEEK 5: June 27-July 1, 2022
Water Wonders…
Get ready for lots of water fun! This week campers will be diving into lots of new knowledge while exploring Walnut Creek and all the critters that call the water home!

WEEK 6: July 5-8, 2022 (4-day camp)
Ancient Elachee…
Let’s dig back to a time long ago. Campers will learn about native people, dinosaurs, rocks, minerals and so much more!

WEEK 7: July 11-15, 2022
Green and Growing…
Campers will focus on plants that call the forest home because there is so much more happening in this woodland than we realize! Discover how a plant makes its own food, how we might use them, and how other animals also benefit from them.

WEEK 8: July 18-22, 2022
Camp Rewind… Campers will be reliving some of the most loved parts of the summer! We will be circling back around to the activities and topics that were the most fun and exciting from previous camp weeks.

DETAILS: Pre-K Summer Day Camps

Pre-K Summer Day Camps

  • May 31-July 22, 2022 (see weekly themes above)
  • 8 a.m. to Noon (Monday-Friday except where noted)

ELIGIBILITY: Age 3 or 4
Campers must be able to fully toilet/use the bathroom independently* (ex: pull pants up and down, wipe, etc.).

CAMP GROUP SIZE: 10 Campers Per Week

PRE-K CAMP FEE: $175 Per Camper, Per Camp Week
Elachee members receive a $20 discount per child, per camp week. Membership must be current for the camp dates requested.

*PLEASE NOTE: Elachee’s Pre-Kindergarten camp policy is that all campers MUST be able to toilet completely independently. Accidents for children of this age are understandable and expected. However, a child who is clearly not toilet trained, or has excessive accidents (one or more per camp day), will result in parents being contacted to pick up the child. Additionally, should this happen, the camper’s registration for the week will be dropped without a refund.

DETAILS: Summer Day Camps (K through rising 6th Grade)

Elementary Summer Day Camps

  • May 31-July 22, 2022 (see weekly themes above)
  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday-Friday, except where noted)

ELIGIBILITY: Ages 5 to 12, Kindergarten up to rising 6th Grade for 2022-2023.

CAMP GROUP SIZE: 100 Campers Per Week

SUMMER DAY CAMP FEE: $200 Per Camper, Per Camp Week
Elachee members receive a $20 discount per child, per camp week. Membership must be current for the camp dates requested.

Camp Registration

Process and Requirements

STEP 1

Register Using the Camp Elachee Online Portal

STEP 2

Complete/Submit Camper Forms

  • Online Camper Registration and Payment in Full
  • Completed Camp Elachee Authorization Form
  • Camp Elachee Medication Form

Camp Check-List

What to Wear Each Day

  • Comfortable Close-Toe Shoes SUITABLE FOR HIKING AND PLAYING
  • Weather-appropriate Clothes
  • Each Tuesday and Thursday are Creek Days! Campers should wear swimsuits under their clothes and close-toe water shoes.

What to Bring Each Day

  • Backpack
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Lunch* and a Snack* *PACK IT IN. PACK IT OUT. LEAVE NO TRACE.
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray APPLY BEFORE CAMP
  • Emergency Change of Clothes (optional)
  • Bring for Scheduled Creek Days: a Towel and an Extra Pair of Close-toe Shoes
Changes, Cancellations, Refunds

CHANGES

  • We will gladly accommodate your request for a change in registered Camp Week(s), if space is available.
  • Changes made with less than a two-week notice will include an additional $10 administrative fee.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

  • Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to your child’s camp session are eligible for a refund, minus a $20 administrative fee per child/per camp week.
  • No refunds are made for cancellations with less than a two-week notice, except in the case of doctor-documented illness.
  • Elachee reserves the right to dismiss any camper to ensure the safety/health of all campers.

Elachee Member Discount

Elachee Members receive a $20 discount per child/per camp week registration.

NOTE: Your Elachee membership must be current for the camp week(s) your camper is attending to receive the member discount. You may renew or purchase a membership when registering your camper.

Camper Financial Aid

Generous Elachee supporters make possible financial assistance for Camp Elachee participants.

Call 770-535-1976 to request a copy of the Camp Elachee financial aid guidelines and application.

NOTE: Each request is considered on a case-by-case basis. There is no guarantee of a financial aid award.

Exemption Status

Camp Elachee meets the requirements and standards for ‘exemption status’ from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s Bright from the Start.

Attendance policies for Pre-Kindergarten require that each child will attend no more than four (4) hours per day.

Counselors In Training

High School Leadership Program

Who better to carry on the Camp Elachee tradition than former campers?

Best Job Ever

Counselors-In-Training (CITs)

 

Camp Elachee provides rising 9-12th grade students the opportunity to gain leadership and team-building skills.

Supervised by the Camp Director and mentored by the Program Assistant, CITs will help Camp Counselors provide activities to campers in a safe and well-supervised outdoor setting.

CIT Work Requirements

Camp Elachee summer day camps take place for eight (8) consecutive weeks. Limited CIT positions are available.

Work Requirements: Must be able to hike a minimum of two (2) miles per day on uneven terrain and to comfortably work outside for extended periods in the summer heat and rain.

CIT Application and Registration

Camp Registration Opens February 1

  • Teens interested in becoming a Camp Elachee CIT should email the Camp Director, sam@elachee.org.
  • The Camp Director will invite applicants to a face-to-face interview prior to registration in late spring.
  • Once accepted and registered, CITs will be assigned a camp group with which they will assist throughout the week.

Counselors-in-Training Camp Fee: $100 Per CIT (per person, per 2-week commitment)

Camp Elachee adheres to guidelines and policies that ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of participating children, their families and camp personnel.