News

Counselors needed for Children’s summer camps

Camper on a swing surrounded by campers
Written by Lisa Kaylor

The Children’s Hospital of Georgia provides summer camps for children living with chronic health conditions. Our camps are held at Camp Lakeside in Lincolnton – a YMCA campsite – and give our patients the opportunity to experience a typical summer camp under medical supervision.

Counselors are needed to help campers have a safe and fun camp experience. Counselors are volunteers and must be vaccinated, at least 21 years old and must interview and pass an extensive background check. They must also be available for the duration of the camp.

Camps provide a fun experience where, for one week, kids can just be kids, and participate in the usual camp activities like fishing, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts. etc.

Counselors help by leading small groups and ensuring campers have a fun and safe experience.

Camp Rainbow will be held June 4-10 for kids with cancer. Any patient with cancer being treated for cancer or a rare blood disorder can attend and bring one sibling.

Camp Joint Venture will be held June 18-24 and is for children between the ages of 6 and 18 who have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis and related diseases.

Camps in July include Camp Strong Heart for children who have been diagnosed with cardiac related conditions, and Camp Wheeze and Sneeze for children with asthma.

For more information, contact Kym Allen at 706-721-5503 or keury@augusta.edu.

About the author

Lisa Kaylor

Lisa Kaylor is the Senior Communications and Media Coordinator for AU Health. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-5292 or lkaylor@augusta.edu.