JULY 24-29, 2016

The Arthritis Foundation gives children with arthritis the opportunity to make lifetime memories through camp. The specialty, residential juvenile arthritis summer camps focus on what campers can do, not what they can’t do. Campers are able to learn from others who have similar conditions and experiences. The program is designed to increase campers’ self-esteem by creating opportunities for them to meet personal challenges.

The camp offers most traditional summer camp activities such as campfires and singing, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, swimming and nature hikes. The camp also has activities that create more of a personal challenge, while adapting to children of all abilities. Some of these activities include: accessible rope challenge course and adapted archery. All of these activities create opportunities for individual accomplishment in a positive and encouraging environment.

Camp AcheAway is a specialty, residential camp for kids and teens ages 6-17 who have juvenile arthritis (JA) or a related disease.

When: July 24-29, 2016

What: Sleep-away (residential) camp only for kids and teens with JA or a related disease

Where: Camp Twin Lakes at Camp Will-A-Way, Winder, GA (located inside Fort Yargo State Park)

Fee: No cost to families



Note: If you are looking to be a part of the medical volunteer team for camp, contact Lauren Schmitt (contact below).




If you have questions or need more infomation about Camp AcheAway in Georgia, contact Lauren Schmitt, Camp Director.

Phone: 770-867-6123  email: lschmitt@camptwinlakes.org


To see all the fun our campers had last summer at Camp AcheAway 2015, click here!