Already known for his great music and inspiring causes, Zac Brown (from the Zac Brown band) is doing yet another great thing. His latest project is Camp Southern Ground, a camp located on over 400 acres in the beautiful farmlands of Peachtree City, Georgia. As camp options are scarce for children and teens with special needs, Camp Southern Ground is committed to change that by creating an expansive, fun and educational place for children of all abilities to have a memorable experience. As an added benefit, Camp Southern Ground sits adjacent to Two Doves Farm, a certified organic farm that will provide fresh produce from the same soil as the camp itself.
Currently in the design and building stage, Camp Southern Ground will serve children and teens from ages 7 to 17 with autism, dyslexia, Asperger syndrome, Tourette syndrome, Down syndrome and other disabilities. As a previous camp councilor himself, Zac Brown personally does not have children or immediate family with disabilities, but has years of experience with his closest friends and extended family who have faced various issues. The Zac Brown Band has been using income earned on their recent tours to help fund the camp.
Once finished, the Camp Southern Ground with include an adventure center, amphitheater, aquatics center (as shown above), art center, lodges, chapel, trails, music center, organic farm, dining hall, technology center and much more! You can learn more about Camp Southern Ground by watching the video below and visiting their website. They are also currently taking donations for the development of the camp at this link.
For volunteer opportunities, please visit: http://www.campsouthernground.org/ways-to-give/volunteer