FAQ

  • Session One will be Sunday, June 17 to Friday, June 22, 2018, for children and young adult campers.
  • Session Two will be Sunday, June 24 to Friday, June 29, 2018, for adult campers.
  • Civitan International is an association of community service clubs founded in 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama. Civitan aims to build good citizenship through service to community needs with an emphasis on helping those with developmental disabilities. In fact, Civitans were some of the first to provide specific training to teachers of developmentally disabled children.
  • Camp Big Heart was founded by members of the Georgia Civitan District, and many generations of civitans and junior civitans have volunteered here over the years. To this day, the Camp’s Board of Directors is exclusively made up of Civitans.
The cost is $425 per camper for one week of camp. This includes room/board, meals, activities, entertainment, and on-site medical care. We are able to remain the most affordable camp of our kind in Georgia thanks to generous donations.
  • We have a medical team of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians who are experienced with working with our camper population. They work out of our on-site medical lodge and there is always someone on call in the medical lodge.
  • Our medical staff will store prescribed medications in the medical lodge. Our counselors will bring campers to the medical lodge for their meds as needed.
Our campers range in age from 7 to 60 years.

  • Session One is children and young adults.
  • Session Two is adults.
Most of our funding comes from camper fees and the Civitan Clubs of Georgia. The rest of the funding to run and improve camp is made possible by donations.
2018 T-shirts will be given to campers at Camp and are included in the cost of attendance. T-shirts from previous years will be sold on the day of arrival.
Please contact our administrator, Julie Miller. She will be happy to answer any additional questions that you have. Her contact information can be found on our contact page.