July 20-25, 2014

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

 

Camp AcheAway is a specialty, residential camp designed for children 6-17 years of age living in Georgia with a form of juvenile arthritis.

Hosted at our Camp Twin Lakes' partner site, Camp Will-A-Way, in Winder, GA, Camp AcheAway offers campers a week of fishing, boating, archery, arts and crafts, rock wall climbing and many other traditional camp activities - all at a safe and medically accessible facility.

Fee: No cost to families

Not sure if your child is ready for camp? Plan to attend the open house at Camp Twin Lakes (Camp Will-A-Way) on April 27th. You and your child will have an opportunity to tour the camp facility and meet the program staff. More details to follow. To learn more about Camp Twin Lakes, visit www.camptwinlakes.org.

For more information about Camp AcheAway, contact:

Kara Clements, Camp Director

kara@camptwinlakes.org

404-231-9887 ext. 236

404-577-8854 (fax)

 

 

 Check out these other camps in the Southeast for children with JA (preference is given to campers from these respective states. Campers from surrounding states may be admitted if there is space).

Camp AcheAway - Tennessee

Camp AcheAway - Arkansas/Louisiana

Camp M.A.S.H. - Alabama/Mississippi

Florida Camps

 

REGISTRATION PROCESS

 

Campers

 

Eligible: Children ages 6 to 15 with juvenile arthritis or a related disease

 

Application Process

 

  • Create an account and submit initial application through CampDoc.com
  • Scan and upload to CampDoc a completed set of follow up paperwork: waivers, immunization form, and medical forms (forms can be found on CampDoc) **NOTE: If you are unable to scan and upload documents into CampDoc, please fax or mail to Kara Clements, Camp Director (contact is above)**
  • Your child’s application will be submitted to the planning committee for review
  • You will be notified if your child has been accepted or not*

Initial Application Deadline: June 6th

Follow Up Paperwork Deadline: June 20th

*Acceptance is on a first come, first serve basis once the application and ALL follow up paperwork has been received by the Camp Director.

 

 
Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

 

Eligible: Teens ages 16-17 with juvenile arthritis or a related disease

This is a selective program as there are limited slots

This application deadline has passed, but if your teen is interested,
please contact Kara Clements, Camp Director

 

Acceptance notification: May 2nd

Follow Up Paperwork Deadline: June 20th

 

 

Counselors

 

 Camp AcheAway is seeking volunteer counselors who are self-motivated and willing to go the extra mile to provide an exceptional experience for our campers. Come join us in giving children a life changing experience!

Counselors must be at least 18 years of age

 Counselor Description

 
Application Process

  

  • Create an account and submit initial application through CampDoc.com
  • Complete a phone interview, reference check, and background check
  • Once notified of acceptance, scan and upload to CampDoc a completed set of follow up paperwork: waivers, immunization form, and medical forms (forms can be found on CampDoc) **NOTE: If you are unable to scan and upload documents into CampDoc, please fax or mail to Kara Clements, Camp Director (contact is above)**
  • Attend the required counselor training

 

Initial Application Deadline: June 6th

Follow Up Paperwork Deadline: June 20th

Counselor Training: June 28th

 

 

 Volunteer Medical Staff 

 

Camp AcheAway is seeking medical staff who are licensed to practice in Georgia as an RN, MD, NP, PA-C, or PharmD. and who are available to serve as part of the resident medical staff team for the week of camp. 

Medical Staff Description

Application Process

 

  • Create an account and submit initial application through CampDoc.com
  • Complete follow up paperwork including waivers and license verificaition 
  • Complete a phone interview, reference check, and background check

 

Initial Application Deadline: June 6th

Follow Up Paperwork Deadline: June 20th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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