Our Camps

2019 Sessions

State Start Date End Date Location
Williams Syndrome March 11 March 15 Camp Twin Lakes,
Georgia March 18 March 22 Camp Twin Lakes,
North Carolina
Session 1
tba YMCA Camp
Harrison, Boomer
North Carolina
Session 2
tba YMCA Camp Harrison, Boomer

Camp Blue Skies provides 5-day, 4-night camps for individuals over 21 with cognitive and developmental disabilities. In addition to the many recreational and outdoor activities available, we offer activities to encourage individual independence. Camp Blue Skies’ focus is on the camper’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being through continued development of a healthy lifestyle and positive social skills. Camp Blue Skies seeks to provide each camper with fun and adventure through appropriate challenges, and a better understanding of self and others through group living with shared experiences.

The camper to counselor ratio is approximately 2:1, with an experienced caregiver in each cabin, along with other volunteer counselors. Campers and counselors move about the grounds in teams. Activity teams are typically be comprised of two cabins, with approximately 4-6 volunteers and approximately 12-16 campers.

Camp Blue Skies-Georgia and Camp Blue Skies-Williams Syndrome at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, about 45 minutes east of Atlanta, south of I-20.

Camp Blue Skies-North Carolina is at YMCA Camp Harrison in the Brushy Mountains between Lenoir and North Wilkesboro, 90 minutes northwest of Charlotte.

Camp Blue Skies strives to make camp available to all eligible campers. If you are concerned about being able to afford the camp tuition fee, please contact Richard Sesler at 704-236-7902 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Camp Blue Skies’ actual cost per camper per session is approximately $1,500. Please consider a contribution to help us cover the difference. It is solely through generous donations we can offer this incredible experience to deserving individuals.

Each session is a little different, depending on location, time of year, etc. Specific activities, meal times and schedule will also change with each session. Below is a sample of what a typical day/week at camp.

8:15-9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2 activities such as healthy eating class, drumming, hike
12:30-1:30 p.m.
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Cabin time
2:30-4 p.m.
1 activity (zipline, arts/crafts)
4-5:30 p.m.
1 optional activity (choose from Balance Your Body, bingo)
5:30-7 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Evening activity (campfire, Variety Show, etc.)
9:30-10 p.m.
Cabin time and lights out




Sample of activities for a camper

Day of Camp Morning Activity 1
Morning Activity 2    Afternoon Activity 1 Optional Activity Choice Evening Activity  
Opening Day Healthy Eating Kick Ball Campfire
Day 2 Zipline Drumming Paint Group Flag Bingo Variety Show
Day 3 Dude Ranch Fishing Dance Balance Your Body Karaoke
Day 4 Nature Walk Arts/Crafts Ropes course Free Choice Final Dance
Closing Day Closing Ceremony




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