Camp Krazy Legs

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A Summer Camp for Children
and Teens with Spina Bifida

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Camp Twin Lakes and the Spina Bifida Association of Georgia have partnered to offer Camp Krazy Legs. This overnight summer camp is for children and teens with spina bifida who meet the eligibility criteria. 

Every child needs to feel special. A child with spina bifida is no different. We promote positive self-esteem with fun and learning. The only requirements are to laugh, play, grow and explore.

Our progressive program helps children and teens learn, develop and practice independent living skills in a fun camp format, using games, group activities, workshops, sports and community outings to teach and reinforce these life skills.

2014 Camp Dates

Sunday, July 6 to Friday, July 11

Volunteers arrive July 5, and campers arrive July 6.

  • Campers - Ages 8 to 18

      - Camper Fee: Camp Krazy Legs asks for a donation of $100; however, Camp Krazy Legs wants every child to be able to attend. If the suggested donation for camp is an issue, please indicate on your application that you are interested in a scholarship. The cost to Children's and Camp Twin Lakes to send a child to camp is approximately $1,000. Additional donations are always welcome.

      - Medical Staff: Camp will have clinical staff available 24 hours a day. Our volunteers consist of staff from Children's, as well as community volunteers committed to making camp a special weekend for your child.

      Parent Volunteers: While we are thankful parents have expressed interest in volunteering at camp, it is camp policy that parents do not volunteer during the camp session. We strongly believe camp is an excellent opportunity for your child to gain independence and self-esteem. If you would like to volunteer before camp, your time and skills would be greatly appreciated.

      Apply

      Please complete the Camper Interest Form. After you submit the interest form, we will send you an online application to complete by March 28. The interest form is not your application.

      - Submit follow up documents by April 4. Online applications must be completed before follow up documents are submitted.

      - The camper application must be completed by a legal guardian of the child.

  • Volunteers

      Volunteer Dates

      - Volunteers are required to attend Volunteer Orientation on June 7
        at Children's Office Park.

      - Volunteers report to camp on July 5, and support camp July 6-11.

      Volunteer Opportunities

      - Cabin Counselors: Participate in all camp activities with a group of campers. Cabin Counselors sleep in a cabin with the campers.

      - Activity Counselors: Participate in all camp activities with a group of campers and help out where needed.

      Nurses: Help distribute medications to campers, administer first aid or treatment of related medical problems as needed, communicate with family members if needed, maintain documentation and provide any appropriate management of camper health care. This includes: basic care, first aid, and any other medical needs. Note: You must provide a valid nursing license in the state of Georgia.

      Nursing/Pharmacy Students: Help medical staff to triage campers in medical lodge and act as day helpers.

      Apply

      Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form. After you submit the interest form, we will send you an online application to complete by March 28. The interest form is not your application.

      - Submit follow up documents by April 4, in order to be eligible for an interview. Note: Your application must be completed before follow up documents are submitted.

      - If you are a Children's employee, please review the Children's employee camp policy.

      - Note that all volunteers are required to attend Volunteer Orientation on June 7, and report to camp on July 5, which is one day before campers arrive.

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Video: Summer Camp with Hope and Will

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As the summer comes to an end and the new school year ramps up, it's time to take a look back at the fun we had at summer camp. Be sure you join us next summer!

 

Focus Areas

  • Physical/mobility skills 
  • Social/communication skills 
  • Self-healthcare/medical skills (bladder and bowel training, dressing) 
  • Recreation/leisure/sports 
  • Educational/vocational skills 
  • Cognitive skills (memory, sequencing, organization, decision making, problem solving) 
  • Integration into the home, school and community setting
  • Leadership training (ages 16 to 21)

Camp Location

Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge
1391 Keencheefoonee Road
Rutledge, GA 30663
Directions

Prepare for Camp

Questions?

Contact Claire Aikens.
404-785-4425
Fax: 404-785-2214