Decatur family establishes Camp Scene – a green summer camp for kids, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship

We would like to welcome to Oakhurst the newest summer camp for Decatur and Atlanta kids! Founded by local residents Scott and Jennifer Seitz and inspired by their 9-year-old daughter, Camp Scene is a new summer day camp with a mission: fostering nature appreciation and teaching about environmental issues through adventure. The method is simple and one-of-a-kind in Atlanta. Camp Scene, for 8- to 12-year-olds, takes the classroom outdoors, offering fascinating hands-on field studies in awe-inspiring places around Georgia. Every day is a field trip, packed with adventure activities and ideas for green living.

The one- or two-week sessions of day trips out of downtown Oakhurst feature introductory, expert-trained fun in hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, geocaching, swimming, kayaking, boating/tubing and more to destinations including Callaway Gardens, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the Georgia Nature Center, Amicalola Falls, Fort Yargo State Park and the Chattooga River.

Owner/director Scott Seitz is a middle school science and math teacher year-round, but his summer lesson plans, which complement the camp’s daily activities and destinations, exclusively cover the environment. Topics include Georgia wildlife and eco-regions, energy conservation, alternative energy, waste reduction, recycling, composting, stream/wetland ecology, water conservation and air pollution.  Camp Scene is a member of the Environmental Education Alliance.

“Without a doubt, there’s one irreplaceable way for kids to learn to appreciate nature and our interdependency,” Scott said. “And that’s to simply experience it. Start early, and then their daily life is infused with that natural sensibility.”

Scott, and his wife, Jennifer, also have an infant son, and they are excited to include him and expand their programming to feature all-ages family adventures starting in the fall. Already, families are encouraged to get in on the summer camp fun, with Weekly Green Challenges during each session and resources for at-home environmental exploration.

Discounted rates of $35 off each session are being offered with DISCOUNT CODE: GO GREEN before May 15. Visit www.campscene.com or call today! 404-502-3196. For information about financial scholarships, e-mail info@campscene.com.

Thanks to Jennifer for passing this along! I asked her is grown-ups could participate and she said they’re working on that. 🙂

ABOUT CAMP SCENE:
Camp Scene, a summer day camp based in Oakhurst Village in Decatur for ages 8-12, teaches environmental stewardship through outdoor adventure. Hands-on field studies are based on lesson plans from the Environmental Education Alliance and adapted to the daily field trips and Georgia destinations. Rigorous procedures during travel and on site keep campers safe, happy and healthy, and the well-trained, professional staff consists of certified Georgia teachers who are also certified in first aid and CPR. Camp Scene donates 5% of proceeds to local environmental organizations and gives back to the community by offering financial scholarships and organizing volunteer service projects.

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One Response to “Decatur family establishes Camp Scene – a green summer camp for kids, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship”
  1. Rae Anne says:

    Great summer camp program. My daughter is there for the week and she is so excited and having so much fun. The kids are on field trips every day, all day. They are learning about nature, hands on. The activities are physically and mentally challenging. Camp Scene is one of a kind and a complete adventure for the kids!

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