WHAT IS CAMP SOUTHERN GROUND? 

During summer, Camp Southern Ground hosts campers for week-long residential camps. For the remaining  weeks of the year, we support military and veteran families, and partner with proven organizations who will host remarkable programs at our state-of-the-art facility. Additionally, the facility can be leased for retreats, corporate events and galas.

As an inclusive camp, we serve children ages 7-17, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with programs that challenge, educate, and inspire. We bring together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning and attention issues such as ADHD, and Dyslexia, and social or emotional challenges. We also support and include children of military families as a vital part of our camper population.

What happens at Summer Camp

At Camp Southern Ground we believe that summer camp is much more than just a week away from home. Summer camp is a chance for kids to grow and learn. They get to connect with new friends and meet people a little different from themselves, they get to explore in nature and spend time outdoors, and they get to eat delicious and healthy food that keeps their bodies feeling good. In fact all of our programs and activities are designed around these three main goals: 

 

Grow Unique Gifts: 

We think that camp is more than vacation. We want them to try new things, be challenged, and ultimately find success. We want them to find out what unique gifts they have, and help them to magnify them into something amazing!

Grow Healthy Bodies:

We believe that what goes into the body is important. That’s why we have our own organic farm and have amazing programs that let the kids really connect with the food they eat and where it comes from.

Grow Good Communities:

We run our camp “tech-free” and focus on helping kids learn how they should interact, how to make friends, and how to accomplish great things together.

 
My son came home a foot taller in confidence and happiness. Your camp met and exceeded every one of our expectations and he wants to spend the entire summer at Camp Southern Ground this summer!
— Fall mini camp parent

What activities will we offer

Our program is still currently being developed but we can let you in on a few of the activities that we're currently planning on! These may change as we get closer to camp:

  • Ropes: High Ropes Challenge Course, Low Ropes Team Building, and NEW ZIP LINES!
  • Target Sports: Archery, Axe Throwing, Sling shots, Archery Tag
  • Culinary/Garden: Garden, Outdoor cooking, Culinary, Sun Baking, Foil Dinners
  • Nature/History: Mountain bikes, Nature Trails, Nature Journal, Creek Hikes, Mining
  • Arts & Crafts: Tie-Dye, Pottery, Camp Jewelry, Glass fusing, Postcards
  • Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Field Games, Obstacle Course, Water Games
  • Social: Hammock Villages, Lawn Games, Yoga/Meditation
  • Performance: Music Jams, Dance, Camp Fire Planning

Daily Schedule

A Typical Day at Camp

 

7:20am    Wake up
7:45am    Flag Raising/Morning Inspiration
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8:00am    Breakfast
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9:00am    Activity Period #1
10:30am Morning Snack
10:45am Activity Period #2
12:15pm Transition
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12:30pm Lunch
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2:00pm   Activity Period #3
3:30pm   Afternoon Snack
3:45pm   Activity Period #4
5:15pm   Rest Time
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6:00pm   Dinner
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7:00pm   Evening Program
7:00pm   Evening Activity
8:30pm   Closing Campfire
9:00pm   Cabin Time
10:00pm Lights Out