What is Camp Strong4Life?

Camp Strong4Life is an overnight summer camp that fills your child's days with fun, healthy activities. It's where archery and zip-lining meet high-energy dance classes and kid cooking competitions. It's where campers feel an instant sense of belonging, discover their own strengths and take away the Strong4Life Healthy Habits to last a lifetime.

What Is Camp Strong4Life?

If you want to help your child learn how to adopt healthier nutrition and activity habits, you've come to the right place. For rising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade children with a BMI greater than the 85th percentile, Camp Strong4Life provides a unique opportunity to help jump-start a healthier future through a traditional summer camp experience.

To help your child build skills and boost confidence, the Camp Strong4Life team provides:

  • Goal setting and tracking
  • Wellness coaching
  • Nutrition counseling and meal planning
  • Emotional support

The Camp Strong4Life Program includes a week of overnight summer camp.

Camp team

From better nutrition and exercise to individual emotional support and family involvement, the team at Camp Strong4Life knows what it takes to help kids struggling with their weight. Camp Strong4Life has a full team of healthcare professionals and camp counselors, working together to support your child.

Our camp staff includes:

  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Doctors
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses
  • Child psychologists

Dates and deadlines

Please be on the lookout for 2018 dates and deadlines coming soon. If you would like to receive information for next year, please click here to add your name to the interest list.

Location

As a parent, you can rest assured your child will have fun in a safe and caring environment. Camp Strong4Life all takes place at the beautiful Camp Twin Lakes (Will-A-Way) property in Winder, Georgia.

Surrounded by water, Camp Twin Lakes sits on 54 acres inside of Ft. Yargo State Park. The camp features 16 camper cabins, a state-of-the-art swimming pool and a beachfront perfect for boating and other activities.

Camp Twin Lakes is a network of camps providing life-changing programs to Georgia's children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges. To learn more about Camp Twin Lakes, visit camptwinlakes.org.

Cost

The actual cost of Camp Strong4Life is more than $3,000 per camper; however, thanks to generous donations and our partnership with Camp Twin Lakes, we are able to offer camp at the reduced cost of $350 per camper.

Please note that no refunds will be given for missing any parts of the program; all parts are required.

Payment plans and financial aid are available for those who qualify.

Financial aid

Need-based aid is offered to families who feel the cost of camp prohibits their family from participating in the program. Financial aid is available to families who qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid or are experiencing financial hardship. Please know that our scholarship funds are limited.

To apply for financial aid, you will need to enter it on your application form. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email requesting additional information. Once all documentation is received, the scholarship committee will review the submission. You will be notified within two to three weeks if you receive a scholarship, and it will be applied to the camper's online account.

Please note: When sending your W-2 or most recent pay stub, for security purposes, black out your Social Security number or other confidential information. You may email this information to CampStrong4Life@choa.org.

Contact us

Have questions about Camp Strong4Life? Contact us:

  • Email: CampStrong4Life@choa.org
  • Phone: (404) 785-7228
  • Fax: (404) 785-7243
  • Address: 1577 Northeast Expressway NE, Atlanta, GA 30329