Camp WILD at Fayette Environmental Education Center offers children an immersive outdoor experience.

Join us at the Fayette Environmental Education Center for one or all five weeks of Camp WILD this summer. Each week offers a different theme with fun games, activities, live animal encounters, and crafts so your camper can keep the fun going all summer. In addition to nature-based themes, Camp WILD empowers campers to get involved with our resident animals in a new way by helping out with Chicken Chores! They’ll help feed, water, and provide enrichment for our barnyard chickens, ducks, rabbits, and pygmy goats! Then on Fridays, we’ll wrap up the week with a Friday Fun Day Camp Out, where campers will have a water war with the Fayette County Fire Department, make messy s’mores by the campfire, and chill out with popsicles the way summers are meant to be enjoyed!  *New extended hours

Led by professional educators and naturalists, we offer weekly, creatively themed programs for kids ages 7 – 11 (must be seven by registered week).

Camp WILD at the Fayette Environmental Education Center is sponsored in part by The Coweta Community Foundation. We are grateful for their support.

Located in Downtown Fayetteville, Southern Conservation Trust’s Camp WILD 2023 host 5 weeks of summer camp:

Week 1: June 5-9 Decomposers: Where would the world be without our hard-working decomposers? They help to keep life on this planet going. This week we will take a deep dive into decomposition and the cool critters in the soil doing the heavy lifting.

Week 2: June 12-16 Wild Adaptations:  Every living thing needs a way to survive the perils of the day, whether thats finding and storing water in a harsh desert environment or escaping a hungry predator using amazing camouflage. This week we will take a look at some of natures wildest adaptations and how they came to be.

Week 3: June 26-30 Book of Records:  How do you measure up to the fastest, tallest, and strongest animals on the planet? This week we will take a look at the animal book of records and see how we compare! We will even create a book of records of our very own to take home!

Week 4: July 10-14 Nature Colors:  Nature is full of beauty and amazing color! Join us this week as we explore the science behind color, pigment mixing, rainbows, prisms, light and how they mix to give us all the colors in nature seen and unseen.

Week 5: July 17-21 Wild About Birds:  Join us for the final week of camp as we discuss our fine, feathered friends. We will go on daily bird walks, learn to identify bird calls and meet some birds throughout the week, up close and personal!

SCHOLARSHIPS

At this time, scholarship opportunities are limited to students residing in Coweta County, Georgia. These opportunities are available thanks to support from the Coweta Community Foundation. If the applicant is chosen for a scholarship, communication will be sent by April 14. Available scholarship opportunities will provide ONE week of camp to selected applicants at no cost.

Scholarships are limited. Not everyone who applies will be awarded a scholarship.

Direct any questions about scholarship opportunities to the Director of Development, Tori Betsill .

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

• Weeklong day camps from June 5th – July 21:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • Drop off between 7:45-8:00 am
  • Pick up by 2:45 pm

• Camps are designed by professional educators and experienced naturalists focusing on each child’s enjoyment and safety. 

• Each camp features animal encounters and outdoor exploration.

• Each camper receives a Camp WILD T-shirt.

• Small group sizes (camper-to-staff ratio of 10:1) allow individualized attention, hands-on learning, and a great bonding experience.

• We strive to give you the greatest value a summer day camp can offer!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many campers are in each camp group? Each camp group contains a maximum of 20 children and will be supervised by at least two staff members.

What can I expect my camper to do while at Camp WILD? In addition to nature-based themes, Camp WILD empowers campers to get involved with our resident animals in a new way by helping out with Chicken Chores! They’ll get to help feed, water, and provide enrichment for our barnyard chickens, ducks, rabbits, and pygmy goats! On Fridays, we’ll wrap up the week with a Friday Fun Day Camp Out, where campers will have a water war with the Fayette County Fire Department, make messy s’mores by the campfire, and chill out with popsicles the way summers are meant to be enjoyed!

What Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place this summer? At Fayette Environmental Education Center, the health and safety of our community are always our highest priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly changing, we must determine what regulations will be in place by summer. Regardless, we will abide by the CDC guidelines at that time. 

How many campers are in each camp group How much does a week of camp cost? Does my child need to attend the whole summer? Attending is not required all summer long, but many families do, as each week offers a different theme with fun games, activities, live animal encounters, and crafts so your camper can keep the fun going all summer long. Each week of summer camp is $275 for non-members and $250 for SCT/FEEC members.

Are there any discounts for attending Camp WILD Summer Camp?  If you become a Member of Southern Conservation Trust, at level 2: Nature Explorer or above, your family will receive a discount on Camp WILD, as well as free admission to the Fayette Environmental Education Center, for your entire household, for a full year. Additional benefits and discounts on most of our other education programs can be found HERE.

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