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WHEN: September 14 – 17, 2017

WHERE: CTL Camp Will-A-Way inside Ft. Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St., Winder, GA 

COST:  $125 registration (+$5 survivor or +$10 Caregiver Membership included)

SUPPORT CAMP: Sponsor Donor form: Click Here

 

VOLUNTEERS are needed!  Healthcare Professional, Therapists, Students, RN, LPN, Counselors, individuals with passion about brain injury. Volunteer flyer click here   Contact Beth Miller bmiller@waltonoptions.org or Denise Greenberger dsgmcm@hotmail.com

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Camp BIAG is a unique, overnight camp experience designed specifically for adults (18+) with brain injury. Camp BIAG is the most complete and cost-effective recreational and therapeutic program in the Southeast focused on the special needs of the brain injury community. Camp BIAG, in partner with Camp Twin Lakes, is run by a highly-trained staff that can address the unique medical and emotional needs of each camper. Camp sessions are called life-changing by our campers. Many share this is the one place where they feel, “I can just be me!”

What does that mean for brain injury survivors? Camp BIAG offers adults who have survived a brain injury – both ABI and TBI - an opportunity to have fun, to be with others who understand, and to engage fun recreational activities. This experience supports the healing process, helps reintroduce life skills, offers great socialization and enhances self-esteem. Planned activities allow survivors a time where they have fun like anyone else, while their caregivers can find quiet moments of respite.

What does Camp BIAG offer for caregivers? Caring for survivors of brain injury is never-ending. It is draining and many caregivers are aching for a much-needed break. Camp BIAG allows caregivers an opportunity to take a weekend off to renew and recharge themselves. Some use this time while their loved ones are well cared for by highly trained staff, to get out of town. Others will enroll in an on-site Caregiver Camp offering support, socialization and activities with others who understand the journey.

Camp BIAG is designed to renew the mind, body and spirit of all involved. Our goal is to help those suffering from brain injury and their caregivers to face future challenges with a new sense of support, courage and strength.

**Listen to an impactful song written by campers - Click Here

 **Camp Hardgrove video - Click Here

NEW: We are using Campdoc for our new online registration payment and application.  

  • Camp Application is being accepted through campdoc.com. NOTE: campdoc works best with Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari.  Not compatible with Internet Explorer IE, they are moving to Microsoft Edge. 
  • Can be used with desk/lap top, smart phones, tablets
  • Registration can be made via credit card, electronic check (Need banking info) or mail a check to BIAG, PO Box 2817, Woodstock, GA 30188.
  • Problems? Call campdoc for technical support 734-636-1000 or visit their online support knowledge base or contact Beth Miller bmiller@waltonoptons.org

Camp Application link:  please read the following before clicking on the link

Click on link to begin registration and application (Health Profile) process when ready to begin:

app.campdoc.com/register/biag

Hardcopy can be mailed upon request to bmiller@waltonoptions.org

  1. Set up your account, select the camp session you are registering to attend

 (Camper, Caregiver or Volunteer/Personal Service Aide**)

  1. Registration – complete the registration screens
    1. Registration Fee $125 and will include an additional  automatic membership fee:

                                          i.     Camper (+$5),  Caregiver (+$10)

    1. Pay by credit card, electronic check (bank information is required) or mail a check  
  1. Health Profile/Application – complete each screen
    1. Follow your status on the right green checkmark means complete, red dot means information is missing or forms have not been uploaded. 
    2. Forms to upload:

                                          i.    Medical form signed by your doctor

                                         ii.    Citizenship (birth certificate, driver’s license or Georgia id for Grant purposes only). Not a requirement but helps us obtain state funding.

  1. DEADLINES:
    1. August 5th - Medical Healthcare form – completed and signed by Doctor
    2. August 14th – Final acceptance for completed applications

                                          i.    Completed =

1.    application/health profile is done (all green check marks),

2.    medical form and

3.    proof of citizenship or photo id is uploaded/received.

    1. September 1st – online application/health profile will be locked out.  Contact bmiller@waltonoptions.org if any changes need to be made after Sept. 1st.

**Note: Personal Aide will complete a Volunteer application and attend training even though they are coming as an attendant to a camper unless waived by camp committee.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT CAMP?

Camp BIAG is tailored uniquely for the special needs of brain injury survivors and is expensive to run. Hence, we actively seek support from the community to provide sponsorships, in-kind donations and volunteers to help reduce the costs paid by the campers and their families that are under great financial strain due to medical expenses. More than 80% of our campers seek some level of scholarship support. Donor generosity enables us to offer this great program to these brave survivors that so desperately seek to enjoy life to the fullest.

We depend on contributions from friends like you to help make it possible for every eligible person to attend camp. Your contribution is needed to ensure that every camper ...... and every caregiver...... has a camp experience to remember!

Make a donation to support Camp BIAG today. Click on Make a Donation or click on Sponsor / Donor form SUPPORT at the top of this page

**Listen to an impactful song written by campers - Click Here

**Camp Hardgrove video - Click Here

Interested in Volunteering at Camp BIAG?

We need you…They need you! Why? Camper’s feedback: “This is the best time of my life” – “I feel so happy here” – “I wish I could stay at camp where I’m accepted”. This is a rewarding experience for everyone where lasting memories are made and friendships are formed!

 If you are interested in being a part of helping people with a brain injury enjoy a life changing, memorable experience, please complete the volunteer application. Volunteers are required to go through extensive training and meet strict guidelines for the safety of our campers. 

 Cancellation/Refund/Bounced check policy

· Bounced Check: you will be required pay Camp fee plus $25 return check fee. If resubmitted check bounces, we will not accept another check, payment is due in cash, money order or credit card - to include $50 for 2 returned check fees. Bounced check(s) could impact future camp participation.

· Camp fee is non-refundable for no show, early leave or cancellations within 5 days of camp

 Additional Information:

· Applications are considered complete once both the application and follow-up documents are received (Medical form and Citizenship proof or photo id (Driver’s license, Ga id, etc.) which is required for state grant funding purposes only). Not a requirement but helps us obtain state grant funding.

· There are no guarantees applications will be automatically accepted

· Completed applications are reviewed and approved by the Camp Committee for final acceptance.

· Priority is given to Georgia residents. Non-Georgia will be put on the Wait List. 

· Waiver and Releases must be signed in all places for acceptance to camp. This includes behavior and communication between Campers, Volunteers, CTL Staff and BIAG staff.

· All applications are screened without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

·  Special note on cost: While we do ask for a small registration fee of $125, we can provide scholarship assistance when available…we do ask if you can afford to pay more (BIAG pays an overall average of $1200 a camper), it will go a long way towards helping camp be affordable for all.

 


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