Volunteer Information

At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, our mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Strong4Life is one of the many ways we deliver on that promise. Armed with a team of Children's doctors, therapists, nurses, registered dietitians, and other wellness experts, Strong4Life has resources to help busy families raise healthy, safe, resilient kids.

We are thrilled to announce that Camp Strong4Life, in collaboration with Camp Twin Lakes, will open for summer 2023. While the impacts of COVID-19 are not yet behind us, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta values these programs and has carefully considered many factors to allow us to move forward. To maintain safety for campers and volunteers, and to align with the CDC and American Camp Association’s guidance for returning to camp, we will implement a number of health and safety precautions before and during the camp week.

An exciting overnight camp where our Strong4Life healthy habits meet your favorite outdoor activities: archery, rock climbing and more! It's where campers feel an instant sense of belonging, discover their own strengths and make memories to last a lifetime.

At Strong4Life, we know that healthy habits are the key to feeling good, performing our best and being healthy inside and out. Our camp teaches kids and parents about the four Strong4Life healthy habits:

  • Eat smarter, drink water
  • Screens away, go play
  • Get rest to be your best
  • Emotions are real, express how you feel


For kids 8 to 12 years old who are above a healthy weight (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. As a volunteer you have the opportunity to inspire and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Our Strong4Life healthy habit sessions blend into the camp experience and help your child build skills and boost confidence. Some examples:

  • Cooking challenges and nutrition demonstrations
  • Creative ways to build resilience 
  • A ‘Be Active Day’ full of fun games
  • Opportunities to try new activities and find things your camper enjoys

Our program would not be possible without the support and talent of our volunteers! We depend on volunteers to help campers develop friendships, try new things, and discover their potential.

You’ll work with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta wellness experts to give back to the community, enhance your skills, learn more about the field of healthcare and gain resume-worthy experience.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  1. Camp Counselor: Supervise and care for a group of campers while participating in camp activities like rock climbing, archery, fishing, healthy habit lessons, and more. Counselors stay the entire week and sleep in a cabin with their assigned campers.
  2. Medical staff: Administer medications, triage campers who visit the medical lodge, and provide medical care when needed. Active license required

All previous and new camp volunteers, including medical staff, must attend 2 volunteer trainings prior to attending camp.

Individuals using camp volunteer hours to fulfill required services hours for a degree/program will receive 90 contact hours.

Camp Strong4Life will take place at Camp Twin Lakes new Rutledge West Campus in Rutledge, Georgia. The camp features 20 camper cabins, lakeside amphitheater, fishing and boating dock, a state-of-the-art swimming pool with a waterslide, and 120 acres of farmland for gardening and farm education.

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

Volunteer applications for the 2023 Camp Strong4Life season are now closed. If you are interested in volunteering in 2024, sign up for the interest list.

For questions or more information about Camp Strong4Life, contact us at CampStrong4Life@choa.org or (404) 785-7228.

For questions or more information about Camp Strong4Life, contact us at CampStrong4Life@choa.org or (404) 785-7228.