I was recently invited to Camp Twin Lakes to explore the camp and learn more about it. I was and am blown away by this facility and the entire camp. The camp is dedicated to children and families with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life changes. And it’s set up for them all to be able to enjoy it with special facilities, medical teams (they can get chemo or dialysis for example in the middle of their camp) and more. Definitely check out the video.
What is Camp Twin Lakes?
Camp Twin Lakes was founded in 1993 and for more than 20 years, has provided life-changing camp experiences to thousands of Georgia’s children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. The camp provides week-long summer camps and year-round weekend retreats at three fully-accessible and medically-supportive campsites and through hospital-based Camp-To-Go programs.
Camp Twin Lakes collaborates with nearly 60 different nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, to create customized programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities.
Annually, Camp Twin Lakes serves 10,000 campers, leverages support from 3,500 volunteers, and subsidizes 70% of direct camp costs for every camper served, and since its opening, has welcomed more than 100,000 children and volunteers.
The playground is set up so all children can use it.
I especially like the sign. The camp volunteers and counselors make a sign at the end of the season with whatever they’d like to write on it and are able to place it wherever they want. It was like a mini-scavenger hunt to see what they said and where they are.
Even the ropes courses can be used by the children with special lifts and equipment.
I was able to test out the zip line which went over the lake. It was a blast (check out the video!). They have it set up with a special pulley, harness system and hydraulic lift so that all children are able to experience it whether or not they are able to climb to the top of the platform.
And, there’s a full garden and farm that they use to collect food for the dining hall and meals. Don’t worry, the alpaca aren’t for eating.
How You Can Help Pay for a Child to Attend Camp
Partners Card (October 28th – November 6th) is our annual shopping and dining discount program. Shoppers purchase a Partners Card for $60 and receive a 20% discount at over 400 shops and restaurants in the metro Atlanta area during the 10-day program. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Partners Cards directly support Camp Twin Lakes, and sending more children to camp.
- Purchase a Partners Card: so much of our advertising is simply through word-of- mouth! If you think this is a great program, feel free to share with friends & family, and encourage them to purchase a card online.
- Shop & Save using your Partners Card: the greatest compliment for our 400+ participating retailers is when shoppers actually use their cards, and thank them for participating in such a great program!
- Attend another Partners Card Event: Join us at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody on October 22 nd for a family-friendly Halloween Party! More details on Facebook. Or join us at David Yurman in Lenox Square on November 3rd for a night of champagne and a chance to win some jewelry! More details to come on Facebook.
- Follow us on Social Media: Facebook (@camptwinlakespartnerscard) or Instagram (@ctlpartnerscard) or visit our website to learn more at www.partnerscard.com.
If you are able, I definitely recommend supporting Camp Twin Lakes. It’s a great cause and for so many children, their only experiences with many things that people are able to do every day.