Camp Southern Ground

A Note From Zac Brown

As a former camp counselor, I know how a positive camp experience can transform a child’s life. My dream is that children of all abilities will have an opportunity to experience the magic of the outdoors. Thank you for helping us create an amazing place for kids to learn and grow.

Our Mission

Camp Southern Ground’s mission is to provide extraordinary experiences for children to recognize and magnify the unique gifts within themselves and others in order to profoundly impact the world.

During nine weeks in summer, Camp Southern Ground will host campers for week-long residential camps. As an inclusive camp, we will serve children ages 7-17, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with programs that will challenge, educate, and inspire. We will 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 will also support and include children of military families as a vital part of our camper population.

With support from Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Boot Campaign, Camp Southern Ground’s state-of-the-art facility will provide a respite environment for relationship and family counseling as well as healing therapies for military families facing various challenges. Specific plans and design features are in place to provide a retreat environment for military families with members suffering from post-deployment issues like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Camp Southern Ground will also be a host facility for special interest groups, as well as weekend retreats for parents and families of special needs children. Retreats offer respite from the hectic and sometimes overwhelming responsibilities that are often part of life with a special needs child.

Other plans include using camp facilities for corporate retreats, conferences, and special events, which will generate sustainable revenue for camp operations.

See our Progress



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Our Fall Mini Adventure Camps Return!

We are thrilled to announce that our Mini Adventure Camp Weekends will be returning this fall – and this year we’ve added a session just for older campers with more challenging programming! We believe that even a short weekend at camp can be a transformative experience as we aim to give children with gifts of all […]



On Friday, December 2nd Zac and Shelly Brown hosted a Camp Southern Ground benefit at the Buckhead estate of Stacey and Don Leebern III in Atlanta, Georgia. “This first annual event in Atlanta went a long way to create awareness among so many philanthropists who have generous hearts and a desire to help children and […]


Introducing CSG’s Special Edition “University” T-shirt!

Camp Southern Ground’s Special Edition “University” T-shirt is the first ever offered with our new campus-style logo. It features a navy design on a super soft deep heather gray 50/50 cotton poly tee. And best of all – 100% of the proceeds of your purchase benefit Camp Southern Ground and our mission “to provide extraordinary […]