Wylde Winter Camp – Oakhurst

Wylde Winter Camp

February 17 - 21, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Open to children currently enrolled in K-2nd Grade

Location: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030

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This winter, campers will explore animals with amazing adaptations, from ones living in extreme environments to those who prefer to conduct their business under the cover of night! Campers will explore the garden, stream and pond for wildlife, enjoy fun science based games and activities, meet live animals and create cool arts and crafts to take home!

Then on Friday, we’ll take to the Wylde Center’s Oakhurst Garden for a day focused on SNOW! Yes, you read that right! Despite our southern weather, campers will have the chance to build snow sculptures, learn about snowflakes, have a snowball battle and of course, enjoy S’mores and hot cocoa around a campfire!

Campers must bring lunch and afternoon snack each day. There is a small camper to educator ratio with a maximum of 16 campers per session, so register ASAP!



Members Full Week:  $225

Non-members Full Week:  $250

Fill out registration form here.

Submit payment here.





Daily Themes

Monday: Wylde Arctic!

We’ll start the week off talking about one of the coldest places on earth! We’ll learn about the arctic seasons, the Aurora borealis, and some of the unique life that call this place home. We’ll also discover how these cool critters are able to survive in this chilly place.

Tuesday: Wylde Antarctic!

Now that we know all about the North Pole, we’ll discover some of the huge differences the South Pole has to offer, including all of the unique organisms living there. Did you know there’s an active volcano there? We’ll explore this and other strange facts about the Antarctic.

Wednesday: Wylde Reptiles!

When it’s cold outside, sometimes the best fun can be had indoors. We’ll take some time to learn all about reptiles, their characteristics and spend some real quality time with Shelldon, the Wylde Center’s very own Box Turtle! But don’t worry, we’ve saved some time for outside fun and games too!

Thursday: Wylde Habitats!

Today we’ll take a look at some of the most bizarre, extreme and fascinating habitats around the globe and learn about the incredible plants and animals that have adapted to living there. We’ll test our senses and try to hear like a bat, communicate like a firefly and feel the pressure of the deep blue sea!

Friday: Oh, Snow!

No snow in Georgia? No problem! We can still enjoy the season and all it has to offer in our own way! We will create fun crafts, enjoy hot cocoa and s'mores around a campfire, build snow sculptures and even have snow fights! You have to join us to find out how!

Some activities may be weather dependent and therefore subject to change at camp director's discretion. 


What Campers Should Bring With Them Each Day

  • Lunch (Lunch will NOT be refrigerated. Please include an ice pack if needed)
  • Afternoon snack
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Warm clothing (we will be both inside and out throughout the day)
  • Hat/sunglasses (optional)
  • A change of clothes (please label with camper's name!)
  • Appropriate shoes (no flipflops)
  • A positive attitude!


Camp Safety and Security

The safety and security of our campers is always our first priority. There is a CPR and First Aid certified counselor present for each day of camp, and we have the following safety measure in place:

  • All Wylde Center staff members, including camp counselors, have current background checks.
  • We maintain a small ratio of campers to adults, and Wylde Center campers are never left unattended. Counselors perform headcounts regularly and always before and after changing locations.
  • The entire camp site is walked before camp week starts to identify any hazards and address them before the start of camp.
  • Outside visitors to our camp locations  are limited during camp hours.