Camp Southern Ground

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our 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.

OUR PROGRESS

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ABOUT THE CAMP

Nestled on over 400 acres of rolling pastureland in Fayetteville, Georgia, Camp Southern Ground, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is the passion-project of GRAMMY Award winning artist Zac Brown.

Inspired by his own experience as a camp counselor, Zac’s vision is to create a state-of-the-art facility that will serve children ages 7-17, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with programs of purpose involving superior nutrition, nature, music, arts, patriotism, and leadership. The mission of Camp Southern Ground to provide extraordinary experiences for children to recognize and magnify the unique gifts within themselves and others in order to profoundly impact the world.

More than the typical camp experience, at Camp Southern Ground children and families will Live and Love What They Learn. During the nine weeks of summer, Camp Southern Ground will host campers for week-long residential camp. An inclusive camp, 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 utilizing camp facilities for corporate retreats, conferences, and special events, which will generate sustainable revenue for camp operations.

Camp Southern Ground will include the following buildings and activity areas:

  • Adventure Center (Confidence Course completed)
  • Amphitheater
  • Aquatics Center
  • Art Center
  • Residential Lodges
  • Chapel
  • Fire Pit/Stage Area (completed)
  • Hiking and Nature Trails
  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Music Center
  • Multipurpose Building
  • Certified Organic Farm (completed)
  • Space Crab Treehouse (completed)
  • Peterson Dining Hall (completed)
  • Respite Lodge
  • Shade Pavilion (completed)
  • Technology Center
  • Welcome Center

 

Currently in the development stage, Camp Southern Ground is seeking partnerships and funding in order to bring this vision to fruition. Visit our Ways to Give page to learn more about how you can help!