Our program is still currently being developed but we can let you in on a few of the activities that we’re currently planning! These may change as we get closer to camp:
– Ropes: High Ropes Challenge Course, Low Ropes Team Building, and NEW ZIP LINES!
– Target Sports: Archery, Sling shots, Archery Tag
– Culinary/Garden: Garden, Outdoor cooking, Culinary, Sun Baking, Foil Dinners
– Nature/History: Mountain bikes, Nature Trails, Nature Journal, Creek Hikes, Mining
– Arts & Crafts: Tie-Dye, Pottery, Camp Jewelry, Glass fusing, Postcards
– Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Field Games, Obstacle Course, Water Games
– Social: Hammock Villages, Lawn Games, Yoga/Meditation
– Performance: Music Jams, Dance, Camp Fire Planning
As an inclusive camp, we serve children ages 7-17, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with programs that challenge, educate, and inspire. We bring together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning and attention issues such as ADHD, and Dyslexia, and social or emotional challenges. We also support and include children of military families as a vital part of our camper population.
The process of applying to camp, either a mainstream camper or one with neurodevelopmental challenges, is exactly the same. You will complete a camper application, which have several questions about your child. Specifically for campers on the spectrum or with other types of challenges, we will be asking if the camper is currently on an IEP or ISP at school and what types of counseling or treatment they are currently receiving.
We are very proud that over a third of our mini camp campers were able to receive scholarships to help with the cost of camp. We will continue to offer scholarships based on financial need for our summer as well as partnering with other organizations to bring kids to camp who otherwise would not be able to attend.
To see if your family qualifies for a scholarship you will need to complete an application and answer the questions regarding your household. We will review your information and let you know what you qualify for according to the American Camp Associations benchmarks that we follow. Scholarship are based on income and are offered at 25, 50, 75, and 100%.
We know that you probably have other questions and we want to answer them for you! We know your child is the most important thing in your life and we want to earn your trust long before camp starts. So give us a call or send us your email! Tell us about your future camper and how we can help provide an amazing summer experience. We’re excited to start this new journey this summer and we hope your camper will join us for a life changing camp experience.
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Camp Southern Ground
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Camp Director: 678-561-9603