Camp Wiregrass

A day camp program focusing on Georgia history and natural resources.

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Registration for Summer 2015 now available!

•Sessions available for ages 4-11 years old.

Campers ready for the day!

Campers ready for the day!

•Week sessions available in June and include snack, programming, supplies, t-shirt, and afternoon water games!

•Workshop sessions available in July and include snack, programming, and supplies!

•Discount available for siblings, ABAC employees, and Friends of the Museum.

Camp brochure

Online RegistrationPre-registration is required!  Walk-in campers are not guaranteed a spot in camp.

  • Animal Antics (4-5 yr olds) & Animal Adaptations (6-8 yr olds) camps are full!

•Scroll below to view the summer’s schedule & cost.

Questions, contact Kelly Scott, 229-391-5221 or museumcamp@abac.edu.

Summer 2015 Sessions

Munchkin Camp, 4-5 yrs old-Full! 

  • $55/camper
  • daily from 8:30-12:00
  • snack, t-shirt, and supplies included

 

May 26-29: Animal AnticsFULL!    While exploring the needs of humans and animals, campers will meet the local animal residents at the Museum’s Langdale Nature Center.  Activities include fishing, bug exploration, and watering farm animals.  FULL!

June Week Sessions

  • $100/camper
  • daily from 8:30-3:30
  • snack, t-shirt, supplies, and afternoon water fun included
  • campers bring sack lunch

 

Explorers, 6-8 yrs old

June 8-12: Native American Explorers – Campers will explore Native American history and culture.  Throughout the week, campers will learn primitive huntings skills such as archery; discover the importance of games to keep tribal peace; and experience various life skills such as gardening and pottery.

June 22-26: Animal AdaptationsFULL! While discovering how animals survive in the wild, campers will learn about the various habitats of Georgia.  Campers will explore the adaptations of fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects through hands-on, interactive activities and crafts.  Such activities include fishing, bird study, bug hunts, and meeting nature center animal residents.  FULL!

Trekkers, 9-11 yrs old

June 1-5: Wildlife Adventures – With the help of ABAC’s Forest Resources professors, campers will explore the research techniques used by wildlife biologists.  Telemetry, non-lethal trapping, and skull/pelt/track identification are just a few of the activities scheduled.

Girls Only Session, 8-11 yrs old

June 15-19: Victorian Adventures – Campers will explore high society and working class as they learn how to host tea time, play games, cook a traditional 1800s meal, and learn to embroider.  The week will end with the girls hosting an afternoon tea time for their special invited guiest.  Girls need a clean white t-shirt to decorate.

Workshop Sessions

  • $30/camper ($55 for 2 day workshop)
  • 8:30-11:30
  • includes snack and supplies

 

6-8 yrs old

July 7: One Room School – Experience a typical day in a one room schoolhouse.  Use a slate to write, participate in an old fashion spelling bee, and enjoy an recess, all in period clothing!

July 16: Games & Traditional Toys – Believe it or not, but kids had fun before TV & computers!  Join Camp Wiregrass to play the old favorites as well as learn a few ‘new’ games from the 1800s.  Campers will also create and play with old fashion toys to take home.

8-10 yrs old

July 2: Revolution is Coming! – Celebrate our Indpenedence by joining the Museum’s Militia!  Learn army drills and explore the world of Revolution spies. 

July 9 & 10: Sew a Friend – Create your very own doll!  During this 2-day workshop, hand-sew a new friend for you or a loved one.  Previous sewing experience is not needed!  This two day workshop costs is $55/camper.

July 14: Amazing Race Georgia Historic Style – Use your wits to solve puzzles and decipher riddles as you compete in a heart-thumping scavenger hunt through the late 1800s and early 1900s. Find answers to clues, do chores of the past, pick up objects found on a list of challenges, all while hiking through the homesteads and attractions of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture.

9-11 yrs old

June 30: Printer’s Workshop – Explore the world of historic printing at the GMA Printshop!  Campers will help the GMA printer print their own poster and campers will even create theri own print to take home.

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Check out the fun from previous camps!

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