Camp Blue Skies-Williams Syndrome
Details for 2020
When: March 9-13
Open: Nov. 15, 9 a.m. Eastern. Apply early! A wait list will be established if needed.
Deadline: Jan. 31
Where: Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, Ga., about 45 minutes east of Atlanta
Cost: $650 includes five days of camp, four nights of lodging, all meals and snacks, activities and a T-shirt. This amount covers only a portion of the actual cost. Some camper-ships are available.
Camp Blue Skies and the Williams Syndrome Association offer an overnight camp for adults (age 21 and up) with Williams syndrome. Campers will enjoy 5 days and 4 nights of:
Traditional activities such as nature walk, fishing, arts/crafts, and more
Music programs including jam sessions, drum circles, and karaoke
Making new friends and reuniting with old ones.
Camp Blue Skies strives to make camp available to all eligible campers. If you are concerned about being able to cover the camp tuition fee, please contact Dick Sesler at (704) 236-7902 or Dick@CampBlueSkies.org for more information on how we can work with you to make it more affordable.
ABOUT CAMP TWIN LAKES
Camp Twin Lakes, established in 1993, collaborates with over 40 different organizations — including Camp Blue Skies — to create customized programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities. Camp Twin Lakes is accredited by the American Camp Association.
The facilities at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge include climate-controlled cabins with bathrooms, in addition to a gymnasium, outdoor amphitheater, campfire circle, treehouse, dining hall (capacity of 400), teaching kitchen, photography room, arts/crafts room and ceramics room.
Each camp session's activity schedule depends on the time of year, weather, number of campers, etc. Activities may include baseball, soccer, tennis, miniature golf, paddleboats, fishing, waterfront activities, ropes course, nature walk, arts and crafts, drumming.
Want to Volunteer?
Volunteers can sign up online anytime! Click here to learn more about volunteer needs and training.
SEND A CAMPER TO CAMP
The camp fee is a fraction of the actual cost for each camper to attend. Please consider a contribution to help bridge this financial gap. It is through generous donations we are able to offer the Camp Blue Skies experience to these deserving adults.
ABOUT WILLIAMS SYNDROME
Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning challenges. These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.
The Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) was formed in 1982, is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome as well as doctors, researchers and educators.