Summer Youth Adventure Camps
Camp Adventure and Extreme Reservations are now Open!
We know lots of parents have questions surrounding Covid-19 and Social Distancing protocols as we approach our 2020 Summer Camp Season. Rest assured we are staying well updated on all of these protocols as more information continues to be released for the state of Georgia. We want to assure all parents and guardians that we are meeting and exceeding all of the health and safety guidelines set forth by the state of Georgia and the CDC and will have updated information for everyone on the protocols in place and everything we are doing to maintain those protocols as new information is released by the governor. As always, Historic Banning Mills strives to always put the health and safety of our guests and staff members as our top priority. We ask that you be patient with us and understand that as new information continues to come out regarding social distancing protocols we will be adjusting accordingly and will be providing a detailed list on the measures we are taking for Camp Adventure and Camp Extreme shortly. Thank you for your understanding. We are looking forward to providing another incredible summer season for our campers!
Check Out Our 2020 Camp Schedule!
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
June 29 – July 3
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
What’s the Difference between Camp Adventure and Camp Extreme?
Give Your Young Adventurers the Experience of a Lifetime
Information is subject to change without notice. Aftercare is available from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm for $60 per week per child. Your child will participate in Counselor supervised games. Restrictions Apply.
A $40 non-refundable deposit due at time of reservation. The $40 is applied to the total cost of the camp. A credit card is required to be on file for all reservations. Balance is due in full by May 15th. After this date, the balance will be charged to the credit card on file. Please be mindful of this deadline. If you feel like you are going to miss the deadline, please be contact the office immediately. If payment is not secured by May 15th, your reservation will be void.
Once your deposit has been processed, you will receive an email that you can print or complete digitally. A valid email address that you check frequently will be required as that will be a form of communication prior to camp. Please be sure to fill in all areas of the form.
Please take time to read the important information section below, if you still have questions, please feel free to call us at 770-834-9149
Please read all of the drop-downs below. We understand it is a lot of information, but they all include very important information.
To highlight a few key points:
- Registration forms and medical forms are sent via email for electronic completion so please be sure you provide us with an email address you check frequently. The electronic forms have a multi-step verification tool. You MUST verify your email address after submitting the electronic forms. If you do not, the forms will NOT be sent and you will have to complete them again.
- Campers should wear play clothes that meet the dress code guidelines and a closed toe shoe or hiking boot.
- Your camper will participate in water-related activities.
- Your camper will be given a swim test; however, ALL campers will be required to wear life jackets while participating in lake activities. If you do not wish for your child to participate in water-related activities PLEASE let the counselors know on the first day drop off.
- All campers must be able to walk, climb, grip and hold, have full use of all extremities, be able to hear and understand any verbal or hand commands and signals from staff without assistance.
- Be sure to bring a change of clothes every day, tennis shoe or hiking boot, reusable water bottle with your name on it, 2 towels, swimsuit, water shoes, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, bug repellant, and a POSITIVE attitude!!!
- Caps/Hat are a very good idea
- Please DO NOT bring a cellphone or other electronic devices
- Please DO NOT bring jewelry, watches, books, magazines, etc
- This is a Christ-centered camp. Profanity, vulgarity, and obscene words/gestures are grounds for immediate dismissal and not eligible for a refund.
All campers are required to complete the registration packet, including health forms. This form is used to gather information we need to provide the best possible care for your child(ren) while at camp as well as information emergency medical personnel and hospitals may need to best care for your child in the event of an emergency. Please help us by making sure we have a complete record of any and all medical conditions and list of medications your child takes on a daily basis.
We understand that you’re entrusting us with the most important part of your lives. We promise to do all we can to ensure the health and safety of your child(ren). We commit to you that we’ll be proactive in pursuing you in the event that something happens to your child to ensure you’re getting the information you need as a parent to make decisions about your child’s health. We do understand that you might not want to know about every phone call alerting you of the situation. We will contact you if your child has to sit out of an activity, even for a short period of time, requires medical attention by our staff and as soon as possible in case of an emergency.
Archery, Fishing, Kayaking, Paddleboards, Volleyball, Swimming, Aerial Adventure Park, Zip-line Canopy Tour, Climbing Wall, Climbing Tower, Power Free Fall, Team Building, Putt Putt Golf, Scavenger Hunts, Nature and Historic Walks, River Trek, Kickball, Special Nature Program and more.
Drop off is from 7:45am-8:15 am every morning. On Monday, please bring your camper into the Camp Pavilion to meet the child’s counselor and go over registration information. Drop off will be located through our second entrance (follow the signs for the RV Park). The pavilion is on the left located 1/4 mile past the gate entrance. Drop off on Tuesday-Friday will be done at the camp pavilion carpool style.
Pick up will be at the camp pavilion at 4:30 pm. If your child is here after 4:30 pm, he/she will be placed in our extended care program and incur a fee.
Please send your child with a packed lunch and snack including a drink (we recommend a refillable water bottle) Monday-Thursday. On Friday, we will provide lunch for the campers – you may send a snack if you wish. There is an option to purchase sack lunches from Historic Banning Mills. The price is $60 for the week. The lunch includes a hearty deli-style sandwich or wrap, chips, a whole piece of fruit, cookie, and bottle of water. You are welcome to send your camper with cash to purchase items from the gift shop including bottled water and snacks.
Your camper will participate in outdoor activities including ropes course, zip line canopy tours, challenge courses, hiking and other outdoor activities; therefore, all campers MUST wear a closed toe tennis shoe or hiking boot. We can not allow your child to participate in camp without proper shoes. Please remember to dress comfortably in play type clothes. The majority of the activities occur outside and your camper will get dirty! Aside from pool, your child may be participating in water activities so your child will need a water shoe and bring 2 towels. Flip-flops are ONLY permitted around the pool.
GIRLS DRESS CODE:
Please dress comfortably. Shorts must be below the fingertips on the side, we recommend Bermuda or basketball style shorts. No spandex, cheer volleyball or 3″ or 5″ shorts. No spaghetti strap tank tops. If your daughter wears a standard tank top or razor back tank, we request that you please dress her in an under tank shirt as well. We ask that girls wear a one-piece swimsuit or a tankini. No bikini’s, please.
BOYS DRESS CODE:
Please dress comfortably. Shorts must be below the fingertips on the side, we recommend Bermuda or basketball style shorts. No spandex!. Boys MUST wear a shirt during all activities. If your son wears a standard tank top or razor back tank, we request that you please dress him in an under tank shirt as well. We ask that boys wear standard swim trunks, boys may go without t-shirts ONLY during pool time. No speedo style bottoms.
We ask that you DO NOT send any electronic devices including cell phones with your camper. Text messaging, internet access, gaming, music, etc will quickly distract the campers and destroy the environment we are trying to create, the mission of camp and the purpose of team building. In the event your camper does bring a cell phone or electronic device, Historic Banning Mills IS NOT responsible for lost, stolen, broken or damaged devices. Our office is always available in the event you need to get in touch with your camper or relay information. If you have any concerns about your camper, our office is always staffed and answers phones from 8am until 10pm EST. In the event of an emergency, one of our staff members will quickly contact you. If you aren’t hearing from us, it is safe to know that your child is doing well and having fun!
We will make every effort to help campers keep track of their belongings, but we do not assume responsibility for any items the camper brings. We encourage you to send the camper with items that can be labeled and aren’t of value and will not be greatly missed if they are lost. Please label any item your camper brings. If you lose an item, please be sure to check with our lost and found at the front desk at pick-up time. Please take time to look for missing items before leaving camp. If you lose an item, please call our front office immediately at 770-834-9149 and we will make every effort to get your items back to you if found. Any items left after camp ends will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Your registration packet comes with an area for you to complete for any medications. Medication will only be distributed under the specific instruction from the camper’s parent/legal guardian or physician. Prescription medications MUST be in the original bottle, and date with dosing instructions on the label. All medications must be handed directly to the camp director, please do not send medication in with your child. Only epi-pen and rescue inhalers will be held by the camp director during camp. All other medication will be locked for the duration of camp and administered to camper per instructions provided to Historic Banning Mills staff. All medical conditions requiring medication MUST be noted on the medical forms, including over-the-counter medications.
PLEASE make sure to note any allergies or intolerances so that we can prepare accordingly and be aware of potential hazards.
We understand sometimes things happen and you need to cancel your camper’s registration. All cancellations more than 30 days before campers arrival will be refunded at 100% of the cost of camp minus the $40 non-refundable deposit. If cancel less than 30 days before your camper’s arrival, you will be refunded 50% of the camp cost minus your $40 non-refundable deposit. Please contact our off by email (email@example.com) to cancel a reservation.
Our Adventure Camps are located at Historic Banning Mills. Our address is 205 Horseshoe Dam Road, Whitesburg, GA 30185. Watch for the camp signs, they will get you here. If you use GPS, you will need to click HERE to get the exact GPS coordinates or you may get misrouted.
We understand that you are entrusting the most important part of your life with us! We have a staff HIGHLY trained in CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, High Rescue, High Ropes Rescue, Wilderness Rescue. We have an EMT, a Registered Nurse and CPR/First Aid instructors on staff. Background checks are also completed on counselors as well. We can assure you, your children will be well cared for in the event of a medical complication or emergency.
Medications will be given to your camper by the Adventure Camp Staff or Camp Director at the scheduled time. Your registration packet comes with an area for you to complete for medication. Medication will only be distributed under the specific instruction from the camper’s parent/legal guardian or physician. Prescription medications MUST be in the original bottle, and date with dosing instructions on the label. All medications must be handed directly to the camp director, please do not send medication in with your child. Only epi-pen and rescue inhalers will be held by the camp director during camp. All other medication will be locked for the duration of camp and administered to camper per instructions provided to Historic Banning Mills staff. All medical conditions requiring medication MUST be noted on the medical forms, including over-the-counter medications.
PLEASE make sure to note any allergies or intolerances so that we can prepare accordingly and be aware of potential hazards.
Yes! Extended care hours are from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm. The cost is $60 per week for extended care options. All campers need to be picked up by 6:00 pm. If you wanted to take advantage of the extended care, your total cost for the week would be $60 per person in addition to camp tuition.
Please be sure to register your camper for extended care on the first day.
Please call our main lodge at 770-834-9149 or book online to reserve your camper’s spot! A $40 non-refundable deposit is required to book your camper’s reservation and this amount is applied to the total cost of camp. A credit card is required to be on file for the reservation. Balances must be paid in full by May 15th. If you have not made prior payment arrangments, the card on file will be charged the remaining balance on May 15th.
If you would like to cancel your week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Please remember the $40 deposit is non-refundable. All cancellations less than 30 days prior to the camper’s scheduled arrival date will be refunded at 50% the cost of the camp.
Absolutely! As a matter of fact, we encourage it! Your camper is welcome to attend as many weeks as they like. Each week has the same goals and activities; however, we will have different counselors and children each week which opens the door to unique experiences and diversity for your camper.
Yes. Please make sure your camper packs a hearty lunch and a snack. Please remember that your camper will spend a great amount of time outside participating in physical activities. We would recommend preparing your child a lunch packed with protein and plenty of water! Fresh fruit is an excellent source of important vitamins & water. We also strongly encourage you to make sure your camper has a great breakfast each day and plenty of water.
We will have an option available for lunch for your camper for $60 per week. The lunch comes with a hearty deli-style sandwich or wrap, a bag of chips, piece of whole fruit, cookie and a bottle of water. Please let us know at registration if you would like to order lunch for your camper for the week.
It happens! We have some extra towels, lunch & water bottles on hand so we can help out a camper in the event of a forgotten item. You are always welcome to drop off items for your camper during the day and we will make sure they get them.
There will be an option to send your camper with a few extra spending dollars for the gift shop as well. We offer healthy snack options, bottled water, bug spray and sunscreen in the gift shop.
Your child can request to be grouped with a friend or family as long as they are within the age parameters. There is a section on the registration form named notes. Please make this request in that area. We will do our best to honor this request but can not guarantee it. Please understand the campers are more than a year or two apart, they will likely be in different groups.
Each camp counselor can have up to 12 campers in his/her group. Camper groups are based on age. We do our best to keep campers only a year or two in age difference together. If your camper has a friend attending and would like to be grouped together, please be sure to make this request in the notes section of the registration form and we will do our best to honor the request.
Our motto at Camp Adventure and Camp Extreme is challenge by choice, meaning your camper decides whether he/she wants to participate. The purpose of the camp is to encourage your camper to reach outside of his/her comfort zone and find their brave. We will strongly encourage your camper to try everything and challenge themselves to try something new and conquer fears but your camper will never be FORCED into participating in an activity.
Each camper will take a swim test the first time their group goes to the pool. In the event your swimmer cannot complete the test or has difficulties, he/she will not be allowed in the deep end of the pool. You are more than welcome and encourage you to send your camper with a life jacket or floaties and our camp counselor will make sure they use them during swim time or water-related activities.
Camp Adventure and Extreme are very much focused on outdoor activities. If the rain is light and no thunder or lightning, you may catch us playing in the rain!!!! In the event of heavy rain or stormy weather, we will have indoor group activities, team building activities, and group games.
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