Camp BIG will be VIRTUAL 2020: Due to several risk factors with COVID — including our camper and volunteer population, travel, and very close living quarters — we made the switch to hosting our first virtual camp! We are excited and know you will be too.
BIAG will be hosting 3 Dream Big Virtual Camps – attend one or all. Each camp will require a registration
First Dream Big: 8/29/2020 Registration deadline 8/21/20
Second Dream Big: 9/5/2020 Registration pending
Third Dream Big: 9/12/2020 Registration pending
The Brain Injury Association of Georgia is excited and grateful to offer its first Annual Virtual Camp 2020.
Caregivers: If you will be attending 1hr caregiver session please register separately
Our aim is to Dream Big, Think Big, and Live Big! We offer help and support to the brain injury survivor population to live their best lives in their communities. Thanks to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation grant the first 150+ registrants will be free!
Please click the link, Volunteers register using the same links as can Caregivers who can participate in a special 1.5 hr group session.
Register Early! and get your free camp gift box for campers(1st come!) Caregivers if you will be attending Caregiver session register separately.
Any questions please send an email, subject line: Camp BIG to camp director Chandni Bhardwaj firstname.lastname@example.org or Marti, co-chair, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider being a sponsor or make a donation to camp. More than ever, with COVID, we need your financial support to continue holding camp, virtual for 2020.
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.
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.
The cost of operating a camp averages $30,000. 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 General. All donations will be restricted and applied to Camp BIAG 2020.
To view Camp BIAG flyer Click Here.
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: August 29, 2020 9 am – 1 pm (tentative)
WHERE: 2020 will be a Virtual Camp via zoom. Be ready for a unique, fun and learning experience! Do not worry, Camp Committee will help you get started.
Camp will be virtual this year. We did not want to forget our caregivers needs and want to include you in some of the activities being offered to our campers, but unique to you.
Questions? Contact Caregiver Director @ email@example.com