"I cannot explain the impact this camp had on my son. He has a hard time making friends at school and just connecting with his peers. When I picked him up, he just beamed confidence. Seeing him interact with kids that viewed him as an equal was priceless. He also learned how to ride a bike! We have tried for three years! All of the counselors knew the kids by name... just an absolute amazing experience." – Sarah, parent of a 2019 camper
Founded on the premise that our differences unite us, Camp Southern Ground was built from the ground up to be fully inclusive. Our summer camp brings together typically developing children; children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), learning and attention issues, social or emotional challenges; underserved youth; and kids from military families with particular focus on Gold, Silver, and White Star families.*
"Camp Southern Ground is an amazing camp with an incredible mission. Andy loves new experiences and loved trying so many activities, but he sometimes has difficulties with social interactions and keeping friends. Your counselors ensured he not only made friends, but also had meaningful interactions the whole week and has kept those friendships since camp ended. Camp Southern Ground is a magical place for all kids, including those special social needs. Thank you!!" – Joyce, parent of a 2019 camper
Creating this transformative environment where children from different backgrounds and abilities not only interact but really connect, would not be possible without the generosity and commitment of supporters like you. Please consider giving one last gift this year and give more kids the truly life-changing experience of summer camp.