Camp Braveheart

Camp Braveheart
For Children and Teens With a Heart Transplant or Heart Disease

Camp Braveheart 2014 will be held Sunday, June 1 to Friday, June 6. 

Camper and Volunteer registration for 2014 has closed. Learn more about being placed on the Camper or Volunteer waiting lists.

Camp Information

Camp Information
  • Location: Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga.
  • Cost: While there is no fee for campers to attend, Camp Braveheart would welcome a donation of any amount towards the cost of camp. The cost to Children's to send one child to camp for the week is approximately $500.  Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated. Make a donation here
  • Eligibility: Camp Braveheart primarily serves children in the state of Georgia and patients of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology.  If you have questions about eligibility for camp, please email our staff at campbraveheart@choa.org.
  • Medical Staff: We will have clinical staff available 24 hours a day. Our volunteers consist of staff from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, as well as community volunteers committed to making Camp Braveheart a special week for your child.
  • Parent Volunteers: While we are thankful parents are often interested in volunteering at camp, it is our policy that parents do not volunteer during the session. We strongly believe that this is an excellent opportunity for your child to gain independence and self esteem. If you would like to volunteer prior to camp, your time and skills would be greatly appreciated.

Call 404-785-6735 or email campbraveheart@choa.org for more information.

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  • Junior Week - Kids Age 7 to 13

      Campers will enjoy activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, and arts and crafts.

      Registration for 2014 Camp Braveheart is closed. To be added to the waiting list, click the link below.

      2014 Waiting List

  • Teen Week - Teens Ages 14 to 18

      Campers will enjoy a flexible schedule and advanced activities such as the high ropes courses and the zip line.

      Registration for 2014 Camp Braveheart is closed. To be added to the waiting list, click the link below.

      2014 Waiting List

  • Volunteer - Adults Aged 21 or Older

      Opportunities

      - Cabin Counselor: Participate in all camp activities with a group of campers. Counselors sleep in a cabin with the campers. There are usually 3 counselors and 8 to 10 campers per cabin.

      - Day Helper: Help Cabin Counselors with campers during the day. Sleep in an adult cabin.

      - Activity Staff: Help set-up and facilitate evening activities such as a talent show or dance. Help assist with activities such as arts and crafts, horseback riding, the climbing wall and sports. Sleep in an adult cabin.

      - Medical Staff: Distribute medications, triage campers in medical lodge and provide medical care when needed.

      - Nursing Students: Help medical staff to triage campers in medical lodge and act as day helpers.

      All volunteer opportunities for the 2014 camp are filled. Please click the link below to be added to a waiting list for any opportunities that may arise.

      2014 Volunteer Waiting List

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As the summer comes to an end and the new school year ramps up, it's time to take a look back at the fun we had at summer camp. We collaborated with organizations to offer children and their families the full experience of camp—having fun, meeting others with similar conditions and building confidence. Be sure you join us next summer!

 

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At Camp Braveheart, every child’s possibilities are endless. From team-building activities to individual support, this camp has something for everyone. We give every child the chance to experience camp, build friendships and make memories to last a lifetime.

 

The Camp That's All Heart

Every child needs to feel special. A child with congenital or acquired heart defects is no different. We promote positive self-esteem with fun and learning. At Camp Braveheart, the only requirements are to laugh, play, grow and explore. 

Camp Braveheart is organized by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Kathy and Roger Flynn established the camp in honor of their daughter, Ansley, who was born with a heart defect. Today, camp continues in Ansley’s memory. Children ages 7 to 18 can attend camp at no cost through the generous support of private foundations, corporations and individuals—donations are always welcome. 

Helping each child build friendships and share lasting memories, camp volunteers include doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals who can provide care when needed and community members who serve as counselors and activity leaders.

Testimonials

Camp Braveheart

"I made so many new friends that I can’t wait to see next year. When I am at Camp Braveheart, I can really be myself and I have more confidence. I wish I could be the person I am at camp all year."—Tessa, 17 year-old-camper

"Ava got a true camp experience and we could not have been more excited for her. It is something many take for granted and yet to be able to send a child with complex heart defects away for a week is an amazing opportunity. Camp Braveheart is a fabulous place where these children can come together to celebrate, bond, enjoy, learn and yet still just be kids for a week."—Melissa, mother of a camper

Location

Camp Twin LakesAs a parent, you can rest assured your child is exploring life in a safe and caring place.  Camp Braveheart is held each year at Camp Twin Lakes. Camp Twin Lakes is a network of camps providing life-changing programs to Georgia's children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges. The camp is located an hour east of Atlanta in Rutledge, Ga. To learn more about Camp Twin Lakes, visit www.camptwinlakes.org