Camp Southern Ground’s founder, Zac Brown, has always been a strong supporter of our military and the men and women that protect our country and our freedoms both at home and abroad. From the lyrics of his first hit single, to the concerts he performs today, his respect and appreciation is evident in his music, and a principle focus of Camp Southern Ground.
If you’ve ever attended a Zac Brown Band concert, you’ve seen his support manifested in a very authentic and public way…Each time “Chicken Fried” is played, Zac and the band invites to the stage a local member of the military to honor them and the sacrifices they have made for our country – an emotional moment in front of tens of thousands of cheering fans.
Zac is now sharing his unwavering commitment to patriotism with the children at Camp Southern Ground.
At Camp Southern Ground one of our most important missions is to instill a patriotic spirit in our children and teach them the value of being good patriots.
Campers participate in a flag ceremony each morning and evening, which includes instruction on proper handling techniques when honoring the American Flag. They learn first-hand the care and pride of raising, lowering and folding our nation’s flag according to official protocol and military tradition. Together, counselors and campers recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Campers are taught the importance of the symbolism of the American flag, including a remembrance of those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As an opportunity to show their gratitude, campers participate in letter writing programs directed to military members who are stationed overseas, thanking them for
Camp Southern Ground will support those who have served our country by offering a Summer camp experience to those children who are coping with the deployment of a parent, or those who have lost a loved one in service to our country. We know that experiencing outdoor adventures and building lifelong relationships provides a comforting respite for these youngsters. And when you consider the fact that many children of active duty service members are moved to new homes several times throughout their youth, camp can have a stabilizing effect as well.
Camp Southern Ground anticipates its first lodge on the campus to be completed by summer 2018. Specific plans and design features are in place to provide a retreat environment for military families with members suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In partnership with other non-profits who specialize in working with military families suffering from PTSD and TBI, Camp Southern Ground’s facility will support those organizations who are working to rebuild relationships by spending quality time together and foster rejuvenating time as a family unit.
As part of Zac Brown’s unwavering commitment to our American freedoms and Armed Services, Camp Southern Ground is proud to partner with Boot Campaign and Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in support of military families.
With the support of Boot Campaign and Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, Camp Southern Ground’s Adventure Center is well underway. Already complete is a military-style high and low ropes course, and in design is an Alpine climbing tower and zip lines—all elements that allow campers to venture out of their comfort zones while building confidence, trust and new skills.
Boot Campaign promotes patriotism, raises awareness of veterans’ issues, and provides assistance to military families of all generations to help with housing, career and education transition, and PTSD/TBI treatment.
Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s mission is to honor God, Country, and Families who Serve by providing experiences that strengthen military and first responder marriages and families.
Donate with Acceptiva