Outdoor Education & Programs

Camp Kids

Camp is the first exposure that many Boys & Girls Club members have to a wilderness setting. For some, it is the first time away from their own neighborhoods. New experiences like kayaking, outdoor living, archery, swimming, fishing and orienteering become precious life lessons, sparking new opportunities for personal growth.

Ultimate Journey is a program youth engage in at Camp that teaches them about forest ecology, stream ecology and people’s impact on the environment as well as offers teambuilding exercises.

Teambuilding activities include:

  • Goal Setting
  • “Push Pin Scheduling System”
  • Individual & Group Creative
  • Expression (songs, poems, skit night)
  • Group Roles & Raps
  • “Process Communication Model” by Taibi Kahler
  • Group Interaction Activities
  • Portable rope course
  • Service project
  • Camp chores
  • Flag Raising
  • Journals & Passports

Leaders in Nature’s Kingdom (LINK) is a four year leadership program where BGCMA members become camp staff and complete a full interview, application and training process. Information for Clubs.

Camp to Clubs (C2C) is a six week camp program for BGCMA youth to engage in outdoor education and environment activities. Information for Clubs.

Natural History of the Area

Terrestrial Activities:

  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Archery
  • Volleyball
  • Photography
  • Evening Programs centered around sharing
  • Natural History

Aquatic Activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Tubing
  • Fishing
  • Creek Exploring

Field Games:

  • Lacrosse
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Capture the Flag
  • Soccer
  • Indian Kickball

Summer Program
Each year, more than 600 young people attend Camp Kiwanis during a five-day summer session. By living and working in small groups, teams of campers rely on themselves and each other to master new skills and complete a journey of self-discovery.

Camp’s Landscape
This unique site is located on the scenic and historic Broad River and Bartram Trail. The Camp’s program and facility theme is centered on William Bartram’s travels along the Broad River in 1773 just after the Cherokee Nation sold the property to the British Government. All programs feature Cherokee Culture, Georgia's Colonial History, and Bartram’s passion for nature and adventure.

The unique natural and historic features of the camp include:

  • Bluestone Creek
  • A mineral spring
  • Devil's Pulpit (bluffs)
  • The ruins of Wildcat Bridge & Road
  • A horseshoe bend in the river which provide scenic vistas of the river
  • The river shoals at Flat Rock
  • Large variety of plants, trees and wildlife.

Check out Camp Kiwanis Photos