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  • Critter Camp

    Inspiring the next generation of conservationists.
    Critter Camp is a science-based, exciting and fun educational experience offered through the summer and school year during breaks.We emphasize the importance of reptiles and amphibians and their roles in a healthy ecosystem — how they should be respected, marveled at — but not feared.

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    The Amphibian Foundation relies on support in the form of annual and sustaining memberships. Our membership program provides the support needed to continue our conservation programs & gives members opportunities to get further involved!

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We offer many biology and conservation programs for kids. Our first, is Critter Camp - a science-based summer and school-year camp with three locations — the Friends School of Atlanta, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve (Where the Amphibian Foundation is located). Campers explore concepts in biology, ecology and conservation using a safe, hands-on approach with reptiles and amphibians.. Here are some of the highlights, but a lot more information, including registration details are available on the Critter Camp website (critter-camp.org)


Critter Camp

Critter Camp

Critter Camp is hosted at the Friends School of Atlanta and The Blue Heron Nature Preserve and is open to all. It is intended for ages 6 - 13. Critter Camp is kept small (12 students max) and is a safe, hands-on experience to learn about these fascinating animals.

Critter Camp website

Snake Day!

Snake Day!

Mondays at Critter Camp is 'Salamander Day', Tuesdays are 'Frog Day', then turtles, lizards and then Friday is 'Snake Day' ... Snakes are a fascinating group of animals and Snake Day is a favorite among campers.

Critter Camp website

Hands-on, Critter Camp

Hands-on, Critter Camp

At Critter Camp, we understand that campers learn best when given a chance to explore the material on their own. Each day starts with 'Observation Time' where the campers can feed, water and observe the animals at their own pace, and keep a writing/drawing journal of their observations.

Critter Camp website

Campers Love Frogs!

Campers Love Frogs!

At the Amphibian Foundation, where the animals used for Critter Camp reside, we have over 200 reptiles and amphibians - many of them are frogs. We teach the campers how to safely handle these delicate animals - for the animals' safety as well as the campers'.

Critter Camp website