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.

During the nine weeks of summer, Camp Southern Ground will host campers for week-long overnight 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.

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Night of Candles On Sale Now!

Tickets are now on sale for Camp Southern Ground’s 7th Annual Night of Candles benefit show featuring Zac Brown Band! Join us on Saturday, October 13th for a night of amazing music and philanthropy at Fayetteville’s  intimate Southern Ground Amphitheater – Only 1500 Seats!  To purchase tickets, or for Sponsorship information, visit  


Mark your calendars for Night of Candles feat. Zac Brown Band!

Camp Southern Ground’s 7th Annual Night of Candles Benefit Show – featuring Zac Brown Band – is Saturday, October 13th at Fayetteville’s Southern Ground Amphitheater. On-sale dates will be announced soon!


Hometown Heroes!

Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal recently honored Zac and Shelly Brown as Hometown Heroes for their work with Camp Southern Ground. The award was presented to Mike Dobbs, CSG President and CEO, at a special screening of the new Marvel film “Avengers: Infinity War”. The gauntlet, a replica of the one featured in the movie, is […]


Barrett-Jackson Auction raises $250,000 for Camp Southern Ground

A Zac Brown Band custom-wrapped 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider crossed the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2018 Auction on Friday, April 13th raising $250,000 for Camp Southern Ground.  Purchased by Rick Hendrick, owner of 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports  and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, the Ferrari was donated by Lou Hutchinson […]