CAMP BIAG – WILL YOU HELP? We need funding in order to host Camp BIAG, or there will be no camp for our campers and caregivers. For most this is the only opportunity they receive to feel “normal”, to socialize, receive respite time from their caregivers ….. and caregivers receive a much needed break. Student Volunteers receive hands on experience which they will use when they become health care professionals.
Our FaceBook page has a Go Fund Me set up. You can request a sponsor form firstname.lastname@example.org 404-712-5504. You can make an online donation. There are many ways you can give back and receive a tax free donation.
We serve a therapeutic, recreational camp for adults 18+ who are survivors of brain injury. We offer a Caregiver Respite Camp held at the same time for their loved one . When you donate to camp, you can make a difference by giving campers courage, renewed strength, independence, self-determination, and a sense of community.
Camp averages $35,000 a year to operate and this past year has been extremely challenging obtaining funding for an adult camp. Camp BIAG 2019 tentative date is Oct 17-20, 2019.
There are many ways to support our campers in a way that’s meaningful to you from our scholarship program to cost of our many activity programs designed to meet needs of all including those wheelchair bound, bingo prizes, arts and craft supplies, fees we pay for camp certified and medical staffing to a general donation allowing us to apply to our greatest need.
Please consider making a tax free donation today, click on Donate Now (via your credit card) or mail a check to BIAG, PO Box 2817, Woodstock, GA 30188. Be sure to comment designation or “Camp Donation”.
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Camp BIAG is a unique, overnight camp experience designed specifically for adults (18+) with a designated 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.
WHEN: To be Announced – We are in desperate need of funding in order to hold Camp this year, tentative date Oct 17-20, 2019.
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)
Camp Applications are not currently available due to lack of funding for 2019.
Subject line: “Camper Application” or “Volunteer Application”
Body of the email: Please add me to your email notification when:
Camper application or Volunteer Application – which are currently closed pending funding for camp.