Camp Southern Ground

A Note From Zac Brown

As a former camp counselor and camper, 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 grow and learn from each other, while experiencing the magic of the outdoors. It is also important to me that we take care of the families that protect our freedoms and keep this country safe. Camp Southern Ground will be a haven for children of family members serving in the military, as well as be a respite for our active and veteran service members. Through our partnerships we'll be able to welcome military families to our camps year-round. Thank you for supporting our efforts and for helping us create an amazing place that is much more than the typical camp experience.

Our Mission


The mission of Camp Southern Ground 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.

WHAT IS CAMP SOUTHERN GROUND? 
During the nine weeks of summer, Camp Southern Ground will host campers for week-long residential camps. For the remaining  weeks of the year, it will support military and veteran families, partnering with proven organizations who will host remarkable programs at our state-of-the-art facility. Additionally, the facility can be leased for retreats, corporate events and galas.

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.

With support from Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Boot Campaign, Camp Southern Ground 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 is 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.

Utilizing camp facilities for corporate retreats, conferences, and special events will generate sustainable revenue for camp operations.


See our Progress

NEWS

Dec
11

A Star-Studded Night Raises 1.7 Million Dollars for Camp Southern Ground

On Friday, December 1st our founders, Shelly and Zac Brown, hosted a intimate benefit at a private home in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. The second annual Evening to Remember fundraiser raised $1.7 million dollars for Camp Southern Ground! “Shelly and I are thrilled to have raised such a substantial amount for Camp Southern Ground. We’re always […]

Dec
06

A Milestone for CSG’s First Residential Lodge

On December 1, 2017, CSG’s General Contractors DPR Construction/Structor Group celebrated the hoisting of the last steel beam into place on the first Residential Lodge at Camp Southern Ground. Helping celebrate this milestone are CSG’s founders, Zac and Shelly Brown, along with staff and members of the Board of Directors. The beam is signed and […]

Nov
13

A Veterans Day Message

A Veterans Day Message from Staff Sergeant (ret.) Joey Jones, USMC EOD Camp Southern Ground Spokesperson & Military Advisor This year marks a very special holiday season at Camp Southern Ground as we prepare for our first weeklong summer camp sessions. The journey here started long ago to build and develop more than the typical camp, serving children with diverse […]

Oct
25

ZAC BROWN BAND, FANS AND SPONSORS RAISE RECORD AMOUNT FOR CAMP SOUTHERN GROUND

On Saturday, October 14th the multi-platinum GRAMMY award-winning Zac Brown Band took the stage at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville, Georgia for the sixth annual Night of Candles benefit show in support of Camp Southern Ground. In a record breaking night, the event helped to raise 1.7 million dollars for Camp Southern Ground. The […]