Kids on ropes course at pediatric summer camp

We believe every child deserves to experience summer camp. Camp provides children the chance to have fun, meet others with similar conditions, and build confidence. The generosity and support of our donors allows campers to attend at little to no cost to their family. Make a kid's day by supporting their camp dreams with a one-time or monthly gift.

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Our diagnosis specific camps are 6-day, 5-night sleepaway camps. For many kids, summer camp is a rite of passage. At our camps, kids with a chronic illness, disability or other life challenge can connect with other kids who understand the struggles they face, all while participating in fun, traditional camp activities. Camp is a place where kids can get back to just being kids.

Our diagnosis-specific 3-day, 2-night weekend camps pack all the fun of camp into just a few days. Our weekend programs offer something for everyone.

Because we understand that having a child with a chronic illness or disability affects the whole family, our family camp weekends are designed specifically for the entire family—siblings, parents and caregivers. At camp, families can come together to play, relax and share their common experiences away from the stressors of everyday life.

Our Teen Retreat weekend for transplant recipients and teens with cardiac conditions is the perfect mix of familiar camp fun, time with friends, and learning. Education sessions focused on helping teens successfully transition to adulthood are an important part of this weekend retreat.

In addition to our summer and weekend overnight camps, we have several programs that bring camp fun and learning to kids year-round.

Camp on the Move

Camp on the Move provides intentional, therapeutic camp-themed activities to patients and siblings in hospitals and clinics across the Children's system.

Camp on the Move goals:

  • Bring fun and normalcy to hospital and clinic visits
  • Connect kids to camps at Children's and in community
  • Collaborate with medical teams to plan activities that meet patient goals

Example activities:

  • Tent building
  • Arts and crafts
  • Goal bracelets
  • Solar s’more ovens
  • Archery
  • Tie-dye

Teen Leadership Academy

Teen Leadership Academy is an interactive and informative program that combines monthly virtual workshops and in-person events to promote leadership, independence, and self-care while building community for teens and young adults.

  • Open to patients ages 15 to 20
  • Runs during the academic year – August to April
  • Example events:
    • Goal Setting
    • Stress Less! - A virtual stress management workshop
    • Holiday Baking and Kitchen Basics
    • Let’s Get to Work! - A virtual workshop on how to get and keep a job
    • Life After Highschool Panel - A group of young adults sharing their perspectives on transition to adulthood

Contact for more information or to register for Teen Leadership Academy.

Camp Twin Lakes

Our camp programs are hosted in collaboration with Camp Twin Lakes - a network of camps providing life-changing programs to Georgia's children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. Camp Twin Lakes provides fully accessible facilities and trained program staff to facilitate activities, freeing our staff to focus on the medical, social, and emotional needs of our campers. Camp Twin Lakes has locations in Rutledge and Winder, Georgia.

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Special Thanks to Our Donors

We gratefully acknowledge the corporations, foundations and community partners who help support our camps through multi-year donations. Our donors make it possible to offer camp at little to no cost to our camper families—allowing them to focus on what matters most. From financial gifts to in-kind goods and services to volunteer support and more, we depend on the generosity of our donors to make camp happen.