What: FACES Camp - a camp for kids with a facial difference!
traditional co-ed overnight summer camp for youth with facial differences ages 6 -17.
featuring Bring a Buddy to Camp, where siblings or BFFs can experience camp together while meeting kids with similar medical conditions.
the program offers outdoor adventure, noncompetitive sports, campfires, crafts, and talent night.
Staff to camper ratio averages 1:5. ACA Accredited.
When: July 9 - 14, 2023
Where: Located on 170 woodland acres, 2.5 hours from Atlanta in Cloudland, Georgia
Cost: $488* per camper
Tuition and Travel Scholarships are available.
*Reduced from $975 thanks to the generous support of the Shirakiku Foundation.
Contact: M.E. Sanders at email@example.com or call the FACES office at 800-332-2373 for details.
Exciting News! This year, FACES board member, 22-year-old Ryan Vargas, a professional race car driver for NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will visit FACES Camp on July 12 to spend the day with the campers.
Vargas was born with Coronal-Synostosis craniosynostosis, a premature fusion of one of the coronal sutures of his skull, which caused parts of his head to be flat, as well as a raised eye socket. At eleven months he underwent corrective surgery and now has his “lightning bolt” scar to show off
for it. He will share his NASCAR racing gear, stories, and his inspiring message that having a facial difference does not prevent you from living your dreams.
Camp Theme Nights:
Skit nights, counselor hunt, carnival night, special night
nature hike, sports night, capture-the-flag, international
folk dance, and campfire programs.
For end of the night activities, we rotate the boys and girls between campfire or pool party. One night, the boys will have a campfire and roast marshmallows, while the girls go to the pool, and the next night we will switch.
A Typical Day at Camp
Sunday night is activity sign up. Each camper selects a schedule of 6 daily activities based on individual
preferences. If your child signed up for horseback riding,
they will be assigned to a horseback class and will sign up
for 5 other activities. Campers may or may not take the
same activity as their cabin-mate or friend.
7:30 a.m.: Rise & Shine!
7:55 a.m.: Flag Rising/Pledge of Allegiance
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast, Devotional
& Cabin Clean Up
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: First Activity
10:10 – 11:10 a.m.: Second Activity
11:10 –12:20 p.m.: Third Activity
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch & Rest time
2:10 – 3:10 p.m.: Fourth Activity
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.: Fifth Activity
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Snack time
5:15 – 6:20 p.m.: Cabin Activity Time / Free Swim
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Dinner, Mail & Singing
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Camp-wide Nighttime Programs
9:30 – 10:00 p.m.: Ready for Bed
10:15 p.m.: Devotional
10:30 p.m.: Lights Out
Click here to read FACES Camp director, Ashley Rhodes' Letter to Parents of Prospective Campers to learn why the experience of an overnight summer camp is important for kids with facial differences.
FACES Camp director Ashley Rhodes, born with Crouzon syndrome, is highly involved in hands-on leadership and supervision of all aspects of FACES Camp. She is excited to bring the camp experience to children with facial differences. Ashley says, “It’s important for kids to know that they can do almost anything they set their mind to, regardless of their facial difference.”
Accreditation by the American Camp Association (ACA) and two generations of family management/ownership (70+ years combined experience) gives campers and parents a highly supervised program.
To learn more about FACES Camp from camp director, Ashley Rhodes, click on the video.
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