Summer Youth Camps
Grab Your Brave!
The Adventure Camp at Banning is located in the nature conservation center of Historic Banning Mills, just outside Carrollton Georgia. Set on over 300 acres along the Snake Creek Gorge, it is also home to the largest zipline canopy tour and tallest free standing climbing wall in the world with Two Guinness World records.
The Adventure Camp at Banning is the ideal place for your child to come and experience nature and historic walks, wall climbing, kayaking and paddle boarding, archery, canopy zipline tours and aerial adventure parks. And not only do we have some wild and fun adventures, our main focus is on a safer experience for all our participants. That is why we have on our aerial type adventures the Quick Trekker closed belay system. Once on the course, the participant can’t unhook. And our facilitators are also high rescue, wilderness first aid and CPR trained.
So sign up today for an adventure of a lifetime where each participant can develop life long memories, a love for the outdoors, developing a positive self image and ability to overcome obstacles in life.
2017 Camp Dates:
June 26th - June30th
July 10th - July 14th
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 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.
- Campers should wear play clothes that meet the dress code guidelines and a closed toe shoe or hiking boot.
- Be sure to bring EVERYDAY a change of clothes, tennis shoe or hiking boot, reusable water bottle with your name on it, 2 towels, swim suit, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, bug repellant, your brave and a POSITIVE attitude!!!
- Caps/Hat are a very good idea
- Please DO NOT bring cellphone or other electronic devices
- Please DO NOT bring jewelry, watches, books, magazines, etc
- This is a Christ centered camp so profanity, vulgarity or other obscene words or gestures are grounds for immediate dismissal and not eligible for a refund.
ITEMS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBTED
fireworks, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, knives, firearms, dangerous liquids or anything considered dangerous or life-threatening.
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 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 safey of your child(ren). We commit to you that we'll be proactive in pursuing you in the even 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, Paddle boards, Volleyball, Swimming, Aerial Adventure Park, Zipline Canopy Tour, Climbing Wall, Climbing Tower, Power Free Fall, Team Building, Putt Putt Golf, Scavengar Hunts, Nature and Historic Walks, River Trek, Kickball, Special Nature Program and more.
Drop off is from 7:45am-8:15am 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 car pool style.
Pick up will be at the camp pavilion at 430p. If your child is here after 4:30pm, 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 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, 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, zipline 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 activites occur outside and your camper will get dirty! Aside from pool, your child may be participating in water activities so we enourage your children to bring a watershoe 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 with an under tank shirt as well. We ask that girls wear a one-piece swim suit 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 with an under tank shirt as well. We ask that boys wear a 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 electroinic 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 tyring 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 responsiblity for any items the camper brings. We encouarge 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 medication. Medication will only be distributed under the specific instruction from the campers parent/legal guardian or physican. Prescription medications MUST be in original bottle, in 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 some times things happen and you need to cancel your campers registration. All cancellations more than 30 days before campers arrival will be refunded at 100% of the cost of camp minus the $40non-refundable deposit. If cancel less than 30 days before your campers arrival, you will be refunded 50% of the camp cost minus your $40 non-refundable deposit. Please contact our off by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to cancel a reservations.
Camp Adventure is 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 your 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 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 campers parent/legal guardian or physican. Prescription medications MUST be in original bottle, in 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 7:30am until 6:00pm. The cost is $60 per week for extended care options. All campers need to be picked up by 6:00pm. 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 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 email@example.com to let us know. Please remember the $40 deposit is non-refundable. All cancellations less than 30 days prior to the camper's schduled arrival date will be refunded at 50% the cost of the camp.
Absoluely! 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 participanting 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 plently 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, 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 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 option to send your camper with a few extra spending dollars for the giftshop as well. We offer healthy snack options, bottled water, bug spray and sunscreen in the giftshop.
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 is challenge by choice, meaning your camper decides whether he/she wants to particpate. 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 encouarge your camper to try everything and challenge themselves to try something new and conquer fears but your camper will never be FORCED into partcipanting in an activity.
Each camper will take a swim test the first time their group goes to the pool. In the event your swimmer can not 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 is very much focused on outdoor activities. If the rain is light and no thunder or lightening, 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.
Your camper will have the options to participate in Archery, Fishing, Kayaking, Paddle boards, Volleyball, Swimming, Aerial Adventure Park, Zipline Canopy Tour, Climbing Wall, Climbing Tower, Power Free Fall, Team Building, Putt Putt Golf, Scavengar Hunts, Nature and Historic Walks, River Trek, Kickball, Special Nature Program and more.