Galactical Good Time

Camp Elachee 2021: Going Galactic – Week 3

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…Nope! Campers had their sights set on reaching for the stars while Going Galactic at Camp Elachee during the June 14-18, 2021 camp session! Camp Elachee 2021 Going Galactic summer day camps, June 14-18.

With guidance from astronomy experts, campers viewed the Sun’s surface through solar telescopes. These campers also had the distinct honor of going where no other group has gone (since March 2020)... into Elachee’s STARLAB planetarium, closed since the Covid-19 pandemic started! To reinforce the astronomy and space concepts they learned during the week, crafty campers got busy putting their imaginations to the test with out of this world creativity.

Aurora Artwork

Becoming acquainted with sky illuminations and then interpreting what they learned through hands-on activities were great reminders to both campers and counselors that there are so many incredible things to see if you just look up! The variety of astronomic art activities campers worked on ranged from making galactic soap with Ms. Millie’s group to Ms. Leslie’s campers tie-dying star socks. Ms. Sam’s group went so far as to create their own renditions of the Northern Lights using shaving cream and food coloring.

Camp Elachee 2021, Going Galactic summer day camps, June 14-18.Seeing Stars

Camp Elachee strives to provide campers with experiences that last a lifetime, and Elachee’s Seeing Stars program in STARLAB planetarium is a favorite for that very reason. Campers joined Master Astronomer Robert Webb in STARLAB where he shared details about constellations and galactic phenomena. The objective? Giving campers the ability to look for their favorite stars and constellations in the night sky wherever they may be and remember associated stories. One 5-year-old exiting STARLAB let it be known that his experience “was better than the toy store!”

Energized by Community Partners Camp Elachee 2021, Going Galactic summer day camps, June 14-18.

Local subject-matter experts make special visits to Camp Elachee to help young people better understand how what they’re learning applies to life or their everyday activities. One of Georgia Power’s seasoned educators, Community Outreach Leader Hannah Warner taught campers about power and how electricity is transmitted. Using balloon rockets and closed-circuit rings, campers had a blast making the connection that teamwork is needed (between themselves and in nature) to allow for energy transmission, whether electrical, solar or hydro!

Camp Elachee 2021, Going Galactic summer day camps, June 14-18.Hikes and Creek Play

These kiddos had a SERIOUSLY good time exploring the Chicopee Woods and frolicking in its creeks. Always a staple of each Camp Elachee week experience, this free play time shines a light on outdoor fun and its benefits! 

Everything about the Going Galactic camp week was stellar! Betcha campers will be remembering this good time for a lifetime.

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Share Camp Elachee 2021 with friends or family! Visit www.elachee.org/camp-elachee for details about grade-specific camp adventures. Register today online or call 770-535-1976 to add your camper(s) to a wait list. NOTE: Weekly camp registration closes at 4 p.m. the Wednesday BEFORE each camp week.

Camp Elachee 2021 is presented by Northside Hospital. Registration Open.

 

 

Camp Week 6: July 5-9, 2021 

  • Pre-Kindergarten: Aquatic Adventures
    Parents, this Pre-K camp week is full. Call 770-535-1976 to add your camper(s) to the wait list.
  • (Elementary) K-6: Backwoods Explorers
    Parents, this Elementary camp week is full. Call 770-535-1976 to add your camper(s) to the wait list.

Camp Week 7: July 12-16, 2021

  • (Elementary) K-6: Prehistoric Palooza
    Parents, this Elementary camp week is full. Call 770-535-1976 to add your camper(s) to the wait list.
  • (Middle) 7-8th: Camper vs. The Wild
    Parents, this Middle School camp week is full. Call 770-535-1976 to add your camper(s) to the wait list.

Camp Week 8: July 19-23, 2021

  • Pre-Kindergarten: Curious Crawlers REGISTRATION
  • (Elementary) K-6: Curious Crawlers
    Parents, this Elementary camp week is full. Call 770-535-1976 to add your camper(s) to the wait list.

Camp Week 9: July 26-30, 2021

Camp Elachee 2021 is presented by Northside Hospital.Questions? 

Call 770-535-1976 or EMAIL the Camp Elachee Director