Celebrating summer at Zac Brown's Camp Southern Ground

You know him as the frontman of the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band, which formed right here in Georgia and has released a string of hit albums and singles over the past decade.

But what you might not know is that Zac Brown is also a former camp counselor – and is passing on his love of the experience through his own inclusive summer camp program.

The Good Day feature team spent the morning at Brown’s Camp Southern Ground in Fayetteville, Georgia, which has been fully booked for children ages 7 to 17 this summer. The nonprofit offers week-long residential camps throughout the summer, along with other year-round programs that support military and veteran families. 

The summer camps are specifically structured to serve all children, regardless of their backgrounds and including those with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning challenges. Pricing for the camps is also presented on a tiered scale, which means families can pick the price that best fits their budget.

Now…the fun stuff!  Camp Southern Ground provides a wide range of activities for campers, including arts & crafts, culinary and gardening programs, performance arts like music and dance, and sports. For the super adventurous kids, there’s a ropes course and some new ziplines!       

There are seven week-long sessions of camp this summer, starting the week of June 9 and ending the week of July 21. Information on registration and pricing can be found online here. And if you want to see some of the available camp experiences, just click on the video player above – because we had a busy morning trying them all out!