Camp Independence

Camp IndependenceCamp Independence is a week-long summer camp experience for children and adolescents, ages 8 to 18, who have been diagnosed with kidney disease, are on dialysis, or have received a life-saving organ transplant.

At Camp Independence, every child’s possibilities are endless. From team-building activities to individual support, this camp has something for everyone. With the support of a full medical staff, parents can rest assured that their child will be in good hands. Our licensed medical professionals provide around-the-clock, on-site medical care for the entire week of camp.

Made possible through the generous support of private foundations, corporations and individuals, Camp Independence gives every child the chance to experience camp, build friendships and make memories to last a lifetime.

Camp Independence will be held Sunday, July 19- Friday, July 24, 2015 at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA. Volunteers and staff are expected to arrive on Saturday, July 18. Online registration is now open for campers and volunteers. All applications are due by May 19, 2015. We encourage you to apply early as space for campers fills quickly and may fill up before the deadline.

2015 Applications

Please note that both applications feature online registration this year. If you need assistance with completing the application or have any questions, please contact 404-785-0631 or

Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, GA

  • Located approximately one hour east of Atlanta, Camp Twin Lakes provides year-round recreational, therapeutic and educational programs for children facing serious illnesses and life challenges.
  • Camp Twin Lakes is an American Camping Association (ACA) accredited camp.

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Camp Twin Lakes are separate entities collaborating to offer camps to children.