Stories from Camp

In 1983 forty-four kids attended the first Camp Sunshine—a retreat for children with cancer—in North Georgia. But as the program grew, so did the need for campgrounds accessible to those with special needs.

This article originally appeared in our May 2013 issue.

In 1993 Camp Twin Lakes opened on 500 wooded acres outside of Rutledge. Today the facility has thirty air-conditioned cabins, a medical lodge, a horse-riding ring, and a pool with a fifty-foot waterslide. CTL annually hosts hundreds of guests, from refugees to kids with diabetes. Some of the most poignant stories come from Sunshiners, who come here just to be kids.

Read all the stories in our May 2013 issue, on newsstands May 1.