At Children's, we understand the teenage years can be a difficult time. In the journey to becoming a young adult, teens must learn to depend less on their parents and take control over their own healthcare needs. The Second Chance Teen Retreat is designed to bring transplant teens and young adults together with their peers and mentors in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to enlighten, empower and motivate them.
Hosted by Children's Second Chance Program and the Adolescent Transition Program, this overnight weekend getaway is for teens and young adults, ages 13 to 20, who have received an organ transplant.
The weekend retreat will consist of:
- Fun camp activities such as a bonfire and s'mores, arts and crafts, archery, fishing, biking, boating and more
- Team building activities such as the high ropes course, a team challenge course, zipline and climbing tower
- "I Own It" sessions to provide teens with information and tools to aid in the transition to adulthood and to make healthy lifestyle choices
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Camp Twin Lakes are separate entities collaborating to offer camps to children and families.