COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A group of students in Columbus are spending part of their summer on the Chattahoochee River.
Kids joined the first ever Chattahoochee Adventure Club summer camp this week.
Campers are enjoying tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and they will have a full afternoon whitewater rafting trip this Friday, June 13.
One organizer of this new camp, Elizabeth Hurst, from uptown Columbus, explains the importance of having campers on the river.
"We're teaching kids from age 7 to 12 what it means to be on the river, river safety. They're learning about the history of the Chattahoochee, the rocks on the river and they're learning how to do different water activities. Not just rafting but other activities as well." says Hurst.
In between the water adventures this week, campers are also learning about the history of the river in Columbus, wildlife, geology and ecology.