GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A new kind of camp is coming to Lake Guntersville State Park this summer.
Bill Shugart and his wife run summer camps for kids for several weeks out of the summer.
Typically the camps are centralized on Lookout Mountain.
This year, the company is expanding, bringing its mission to Lake Guntersville State Park. “One World Adventure Company is a non-for-profit company, and our job is to teach outdoor education,” Shugart says.
The camps are geared toward outdoor activities. “We kayak, we rock climb and we have a strong emphasis on environmental education,” Shugart says.
Park superintendent Michael Jeffreys says they expect the camps to be beneficial. “The opportunity to get kids outdoors and get them away from computers and phones, and everything that it’s about these days is great. I think it’s going to be great for the park,” Jeffreys says.
The camp’s educational focus will revolve around what is typical at the park. “We’ll experience a more lake-type atmosphere where we’ll take the children out to paddle, to play along the beach and experience things here that Guntersville State Park has to offer,” Shugart says.
The camps run throughout June and July.
For most camps you can register up until the day camp starts.