zac brown Zac Brown Building A Summer Camp For Special Needs Children

Zac Brown looks like a mountain man and like someone who loves camping. I know, I know, I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But, it just so happens he does like to camp and he likes helping out special children.

Zac Brown is putting together a camp for special needs children and their families. According to, the new Camp Southern Ground will be on 360 acres of Georgia farmland and it will specialize in kids with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Not only will the camp be for the children, it will also have special programs for the parents as well. The website for the camp, (link is above) is already up and filled with information.

Zac Brown says on his website,  “To me, there is nothing more worthwhile than helping kids,” “I grew up working with kids while on staff at summer camps and remember how they were impacted during their visits. Their time at camp helped to make a difference in their lives and will last them a lifetime. Camp Southern Ground will work with special needs children while providing them with lodging and facilities to most effectively contribute to their rehabilitation. The highly trained staff will offer a wide variety of therapeutic activities that are designed to help stimulate the mind and body and encourage development, all in a beautiful setting. This is the year to get it started!”

This is one of my favorite songs from the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Zac Brown Band[/lastfm], “Free”, performed live on David Letterman.

Comments (7)
  1. mrsroadrunner says:

    This is very special!! Being a parent of such a child we know how hard it is for our children to go to school outings where we or someone qualified has to go with our child or they do not get to participate in such things.
    So this is really cool!! Keep up the great work!!

  2. rebecca robinson says:

    Awesome!!! I am a parent of a special needs child. And I say God doesn’t mistakes. Thats why these children are called “special”

  3. Sandy says:

    We have a daughter who has learning challenges and I work as a special education teacher with high school. Many times these kids feel left out and singled out. Learning to be content with who they are and fitting in is a big deal for these kids. These type of camps are a wonderful outlet for them to experience others with similar challenges.. Kudos to you Zack for putting this together!

  4. charity waltz says:

    notify me about the camp by email thank you

  5. Robbie H. Fisher says:

    You are such a wonderful person! As the mother of an autistic child and one of your biggest fans, I thank you for all that you do to give back to the world! Blessings, Robbie Fisher

  6. Awesome! Thank you for all that you’re doing!

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