ABOUT THE CAMP
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. Nestled on over 400 acres of rolling pastureland in Fayetteville, Georgia, Camp Southern Ground, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is the vision of GRAMMY Award-winning artist Zac Brown.
During the nine weeks of summer, the camp hosts children ages 7-17 for week-long overnight camp with programs of purpose involving superior nutrition, nature, music, arts, patriotism, and leadership. An inclusive camp, Camp Southern Ground brings together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning and attention issues such as ADHD, and Dyslexia, and social or emotional challenges. The camp also supports and includes children of military families as a vital part of its camper population.
For the remaining weeks of the year, the camp supports military and veteran families, partnering with proven organizations who host remarkable programs at the state-of-the-art facility. With support from Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, Boot Campaign, and other military organizations, 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 Zone (Confidence Course completed)
- Aquatics Center
- Art Center
- Residential Lodges (Construction has begun)
- 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!