Spring Animal Zoo Adventure and Respite April 28 – 30, 2023
Spring Paintball Adventure and Respite March 31 – April 2, 2023

Animal Farm Respite and Adventure Weekend

We will camp out on nearly 100 acres at the backside of beautiful Camp Carnival’s Rescue Animal Zoo where it rains rubber chickens and the streams run-of with root beer. Your child will be caring for, nurturing, and loving some of the 400 rescue animals that include a monkey, a tortoise, alpacas, and llamas.

In this fun, loving, and nurturing learning environment, the young campers will learn about caring for themselves and others through their experiences caring for and receiving love from our animals. Under the guidance of Aerie’s experienced and professional staff, our kiddos will strengthen their understanding of and ability to express empathy with their peers, developing and maintaining enduring friendships.

Paintball Adventure and Respite Weekend

The adventure is on our Rydal, Ga site, home to our Expressive Arts and Adventure Camp, where it rains rubber chickens, the streams run of root beer and “weird” is a complement. A wonderful opportunity to see old friends, make new friends, belong and be cool for a few days. We will play paintball/ air soft in a less competitive environment catered to our kiddos. All safety equipment is provided, and air pressure is catered to our kiddos. Our campers will camp under tarps in hammocks or in individual tents.

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Aerie Experiences offers two and three night respite camp weekends tailored for children and teens.  Participants will spend their nights in a camp or wilderness setting participating in prescriptive, traditional camp and back country activities.  Participants will have the opportunity to complete our ropes course, play group games, fish, learn basic camp craft and make new friends.


Our strength-based program is designed and sequenced to be fun, build confidence and competence through challenge, accomplishment and expression.  The program is intended to foster and develop friendship and social skills through encouragement and practice of effective communication, listening skills, group play, self advocacy, problem solving, and other life skills.  These are taught through the utilization of metaphor that mirror situations encountered by participants in their daily life in a safe, fun, unique and structured setting.  Course activities are used as a vehicle to increase confidence and competence, ultimately, increasing the child’s ability to participate more comfortably and successfully in social settings.


Ideal candidates for this program include teenagers navigating social or personal difficulties stemming from:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Asperger’s
  • High Functioning Autism
  • Poor Self Concept
  • Developmental Delays
  • Underdeveloped/ Weakened Identity
  • Disruption of Home (death, divorce)
  • Social Awkwardness & Anxiety

The programs is designed to be fun, exciting, challenging, and to inspire enduring friendships and recreational pursuits. Program activities include:

  • High ropes
  • Low ropes course
  • Adventure based counseling activities
  • Expressive arts
  • Fishing
  • Camp fire and cooking
  • Basic camp craft
  • Storytelling
  • Paddling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Primitive Skills

Please email Matthew Weneta if you would like to receive program schedules and other program announcements via email. You can also friend us on Facebook for updates.