Camp TBI

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July 27th – August 1st, 2014
(volunteers and staff arrive July 26)
Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, Ga.

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Contact Camp Director for more information:
Alice Salley
phone: 706-826-5809
email: alices@waltonfoundation.net

About Camp TBI

Camp To Be Independent | Walton Foundation for Independence

Camp To Be Independent

At Camp To Be Independent, kids with traumatic brain injuries can just be kids. Camp TBI is Walton Foundation for Independence’s annual weeklong, spend-the-night camp offered at no cost for children and young adults (ages 8-21) with disabilities resulting from a traumatic brain injury, including:

  • Injuries at birth
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumors
  • Trauma

Launched in 2000 as part of its mission to provide opportunities for young adults and children with acquired disabilities in this region, the camp provides a safe, medically supervised environment—with a 1:1 or 1:2 counselor ratio—where kids can just have fun.

Camp TBI is held annually at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga., a fully accessible campsite featuring: spacious cabins, gym and amphitheater, medical lodge, media center with a teaching center and photography room, an arts center for dance and drama, a library, arts and crafts building, an accessible playground and pool, riding ring, biking paths, climbing wall, zip line and more.

Camp activities include:

  • Horseback riding
  • Ropes course
  • Group games
  • Sporting activities
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dances
  • Karaoke
  • Talent nights
Every single activity at camp is designed so that children at every level of ability—even those who are wheelchair bound—can participate. During the week of camp, each child also sets an individual goal to work toward with their counselor, with an overall goal of furthering each child’s independence.

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Reaching Independence
Camp TBI is a fun overnight camp for kids who suffered  tramatic brain injuries

Just Being a Kid
Camp TBI gives brain injury kids chance “to be independent”