To me, there is nothing more worthwhile than helping kids.
I grew up working with kids while on staff at summer camps and remember how they were impacted during
their visits. Their time at camp helped to make a difference in their lives and will last them a
lifetime. Camp Southern Ground will work with special needs children while providing them with lodging
and facilities to most effectively contribute to their rehabilitation. The highly trained staff will offer
a wide variety of therapeutic activities that are designed to help stimulate the mind and body and encourage
development, all in a beautiful setting. This is the year to get it started! Welcome to Camp Southern
We are so thankful for the incredible outpouring of giving you all showed toward Camp Southern Ground on #GivingTuesday. The fundraiser was a huge success, and we attribute 100% of our achievement to your amazing generosity and willingness to spread the word about our camp. The numbers are still rolling in, so stay tuned to find out exactly how much was raised, but for now, know how much we appreciate all of your dedication on #GivingTuesday, and every day that you continue to support our cause.
It's #GivingTuesday - and we're proud to be a part of this national, one-day event that's all about giving back. Today, we're joining a huge collective of charities, families and individuals to celebrate generosity...and you can join us!
Just visit our fundraising page to donate, and remember, because our main fundraiser this year is through Razoo, your donation not only goes toward a worthy cause, but also gives you and Camp Southern Ground the chance to win over $100,000 in prizes!
Camp Southern Ground is proud to announce our participation in #GivingTuesday for the second year in a row! #GivingTuesday is day meant to remind us all that giving means much more than the exchange of presents; it means setting aside at least one day a year to support the worthy causes that mean the most to us.
On December 3rd, we'll will be celebrating #GivingTuesday by dedicating the entire day to raising funds and awareness for Camp Southern Ground. And this year, we're conducting our #GivingTuesday fundraiser through The Razoo Foundation, which has generously contributed $100,000 to be donated to non-profit organizations that are the top #GivingTuesday fundraisers, and the top non-profit organizations on Razoo. Plus, during select hours, chosen donors and non-profits will win Golden Tickets that equate to dollars or donations. Learn more about #GivingTuesday prizes on Razoo here.
You can join in on the #GivingTuesday movement by helping us to raise money and awareness for Camp Southern Ground this December 3rd. Just visit our Razoo fundraising page, or share our Facebook and Twitter posts to help us spread the word.
During this community event, hundreds of area residents get to preview decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and collectibles, enjoy the merry sounds of children's choirs, participate in silent auctions and more. And, of course, Santa himself will be on hand for photo opportunities!
Join us on Saturday, November 9th for this community celebration - with net proceeds going to help support many Fayette County organizations, including Camp Southern Ground.
Find more information and purchase your tickets here.
Camp Southern Ground CEO, Rob Parker, shares a quick recap of the incredibly successful Zac Brown Band Zombie Tailgate Party in the latest edition of Postcards from Camp.
Read the full entry here.
We're driving forward and making progress! Check out the latest aerial view of the Camp Southern Ground entrance road.
Clear paths ahead! Camp Southern Ground CEO, Rob Parker, shares the latest with exciting news about the camp's entrance construction in the Postcards from Camp August update.
Read the full entry here.
Pennyroyal Studio and Grammy-Award winning Zac Brown Band announce the release of a handcrafted Zac Brown Band Necklace with proceeds benefiting Zac's own Camp Southern Ground. Pennyroyal's many charitable collaborations have raised over $230,000 for various charities since 2009.
The limited release Zac Brown Band Necklace will be available to order from August 8th through September 9th with 30% of the proceeds benefiting Camp Southern Ground. The handcrafted guitar pick- shaped pendant is available in sterling silver or bronze and features the Zac Brown Band logo on the front and the Camp Southern Ground logo and Zac's signature on the back. The pendants will be available on both adjustable brown leather cord and sterling silver chain (prices vary). The Zac Brown Band Guitar Pick Pendant starts at $55 and will be available for purchase exclusively here.
Camp Southern Ground, the passion project of Zac Brown, will be a 500-acre Georgia camp catering to children of all abilities and socio-economic backgrounds. It is the latest of many organizations to benefit from Pennyroyal Studio's handcrafted charitable designs. Brown says, "There is nothing more worthwhile than helping kids. I want everyone who wears this necklace to know that they are helping to make a difference in the lives of these kids that will last them a lifetime."
Pennyroyal's Owner/Designer, Tim Foster shares Zac's passion for giving and had this to say about this latest collaboration, "Zac and I met a few years ago and talked about collaborating on a design to help kids and I am beyond proud to support his vision for Camp Southern Ground. I love working with passionate artists and passionate fan bases to make a difference in the world and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate than Zac and the Zamily."
Order your pendant here.
The free block party featured live music (including solo projects of Zac Brown Band members John Driskell Hopkins and Coy Bowles), local food vendors, concessions from Chef Rusty Hamlin and ZBB's mobile kitchen "Cookie," and activities for local families.
"We're proud to call Senoia the home of the Southern Ground Social Club," said Zac Brown. "On behalf of the Southern Ground family, especially Camp Southern Ground, thanks to the Senoia Downtown Development Authority and all of you who attended the event - you're helping us change kids' lives, and we couldn't do it without you."
Camp Southern Ground would also like to thank sponsors Southern Living Hotel Collection, Hemma Concrete, Toyota of Newnan, Allsouth Sprinkler Company, DPR Hardin Construction, and The Structor Group for their support of the event.
The passion project of Zac Brown, Camp Southern Ground will integrate kids with different backgrounds and diverse abilities, giving them an opportunity to learn and grow through customized programs provided in a positive, healthy and organic environment.
Come by and see us tomorrow at 1:00pm in Downtown Senoia (home of Zac Brown's Southern Ground Social Club) for the first annual Southern Ground Senoia Social! It's going to be an incredible event with live music starting at 1:30pm, delicious food from local vendors, along with Chef Rusty's "Cookie," and a really fun activity area for kids. Entry is free – so bring everyone you know!
Check out the Southern Ground Senoia Social website for the music lineup and more information.
Best of all, the entire event benefits Camp Southern Ground.
Hope to see you there!
Join us Saturday, June 15th in Downtown Senoia (home of Zac Brown's Southern Ground Social Club) for an all-out block party filled with good music, great food and a whole lotta fun! Entry is FREE and the entire event benefits Camp Southern Ground.
This event begins at 1:00pm, with musical performances starting at 1:30pm and continuing throughout the evening. Chef Rusty, Cookie and the crew, along with other food vendors, will be there to feed you some great grub, and we'll even have a Kid Zone for your little ones.
Stay tuned for the music lineup announcement and more details in the coming weeks.
Want to sponsor this event? Contact a Camp Southern Ground team member by June 3rd at 770-681-0320, or via email at email@example.com.
We are thrilled to introduce Camp Southern Ground's new blog, Postcards from Camp! Hear from the CSG team with updates and photos here.
Our first entry comes from Camp Southern Ground CEO Rob Parker. Rob tells us about the friendly exchange between his grandson Nicholas, diagnosed with autism, and Zac Brown, of Zac Brown Band, that illustrates one of the reasons Rob joined the team at Camp Southern Ground. Read about the story and why Rob wanted to be a part of this amazing adventure in "Is Zac the real deal" here!
Camp Southern Ground has named Rob Parker as the Camp's first President & CEO, beginning May 1, 2013. Board Chairman and Founder Zac Brown said of Parker's hiring, "Rob Parker is a great asset to our organization. He is a true leader and has a tremendous appreciation for children and our mission at Camp Southern Ground. We are honored to have him be part of our family."
Parker, 52, is currently serving as the CEO of Ronald McDonald Charities of Southern California, which includes a year-round camp for children and families suffering from cancer. He is also the former CEO of Kiwanis International, and served for twenty years as a senior executive with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
"The opportunity to build a world-class camp and conference center is extremely exciting," said Parker of joining the Camp Southern Ground team. "When Zac shared his vision for a camp where children with special needs can play, learn and grow alongside children with typical needs, I knew this was for me." Said Camp Southern Ground Interim Director Jean Peck, "It's with great enthusiasm that we look forward to Rob's arrival. His experience and leadership will take Camp Southern Ground to new heights."
The board of Camp Southern Ground was advised throughout the search by BoardWalk Consulting, an executive search firm committed to "finding leaders that matter for missions that matter." The mission of Camp Southern Ground, currently being built on 500 acres of land near Fayetteville, GA, is to offer a summer camp and year-round retreat destination for children with diverse abilities and backgrounds, to learn life skills and teamwork in a positive, healthy and organic environment.
Through March 15th, you can bid on a Zac Brown Band Ram truck - that's been driven by Zac himself - with all proceeds from the highest bid going to Camp Southern Ground. See what Zac has to say about all this in his blog, and remember to get your bids in before they call it sold here.
We're thrilled to announce that we've accepted a donation of more than $37,000 as the beneficiary of ticket sale proceeds from the 2012 Southern Living Idea House! We also want to extend a special thanks to House Manager, Susan Osborne for her dedication as well as Scott Tigchelaar and Brian Jagt of Senoia Enterprises, Inc. for their contribution as the developer of the Senoia-based Idea House, a farmhouse revival project.
"We're so grateful for this partnership and the chance it gave us to raise awareness about the camp with people from all 50 states," said Camp Southern Ground Interim Executive Director, Jean Peck. "I hope everyone who toured the Idea House will keep an eye on the camp's development and visit our website to learn how to get involved with our efforts."
To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, we're giving away two Zac Brown Band and Friends "Pass The Jar" CD/DVD combos signed by Zac Brown - one for you to keep and one to give away, just to brighten someone's day! All you have to do is share a Random Act of Kindness you've done lately and you're entered to win.
To learn more about upcoming auction series, where Zac and four other performers from this December's Ram Jam will each auction off a truck to benefit a charity of their choice, please visit the Road to Ram Jam page at RamTrucks.com.
You can also watch the whole Ram Jam exclusive concert featuring Zac Brown Band on December 29th right here: http://music.yahoo.com/video/playlist/ram-country-ram-jam/.
Inside: From the littlest hands come the warmest wishes. Happy Holidays
Back: Portions of the proceeds from the purchase of this card go towards Camp Southern Ground.
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Please accept our most heartfelt thank you for all you've done and continue to do to help support Camp Southern Ground.
Now that we've exhausted our database of football jargon, we'd like to offer many thanks to our wonderful sponsors, including: ACE Group Private Risk Services, Private Client Insurance, Carhartt, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, Dr. Pepper, Homrich Berg, NASCAR Unites, Perkins + Will and Twitter. And of course, we are forever grateful for the unrelenting support of The Zamily.Remember, if you couldn't make it to Fayetteville, but would still like to help support Camp Southern Ground, text CSG to 50555 to make a $10 donation. Click here for more images