Aerie’s programs provide unique experiences that integrate and promote the overall individual treatment plan of each camper.
2021 Summer Schedule
June 13 – 19, 2021
June 26 – July 2, 2021
Ranch Session I July 10 – 16, 2021
Ranch Session II July 18 – 24, 2021
July 28 – August 3, 2021
Aerie coordinates directly with parents, practitioners and educators providing ongoing services in order to prepare each camper for the wilderness journey and to offer follow-up regarding the camper’s response to the summer camp experience. All summer sleep away camps include:
- 2:1 Student-to-Staff ratio
- Treatment team consultation with involved practitioners and schools
- Discharge summary and consultation
- Option for a pre-camp in home visit (GA and NC) for registrations received before 4/1 to familiarize the camper and parents with our staff and the trip. We find this helps reduce anxiety for both our campers and parents
Click here for 2021 Aerie Program Application
Campers will experience life on a working horse ranch, explore the Cumberland Plateau, and trail ride through Big South Fork National Park. Limit 12 campers, ages 8+.
A truly unique experience! Campers will live on the Challenge Adventures Llama Farm and from there will play, swim, fish, hike, camp and explore with a new best friend by their side – their own personal llama. Their llama will watch out for each camper in exchange for the camper’s constant companionship and daily care. Limit 10 campers, ages 8+
Coastal Expedition and Camp
Campers will explore the forested uplands, the vast salt marshes and the complex beach and dunes systems – as well as play a lot of camp games and learn to surf cast. Campers will also paddle, fish, create arts & crafts and explore the possibilities of self within the possibilities of the wild. Limit 12 campers, ages 10+.
Our week-long diving experience caters to our older (14+ years old, and young adults) kiddos. A Sensory Seekers delight. Each camper has their own individual Dive Master from our partner, Ohana Dive Company. These dive professionals will be with the students from start to finish of the water portions of this trip. No experience required or expected. Feel the calm quiet and pressure of the water, the excitement and beauty of exploring a different world. Learn more.
Campers on the Paddle Trek Expedition will explore the waters of North Georgia, Western North Carolina and Tennessee. The adventure starts with a day of lake instruction and two days/one night on a flat water river. From there, campers progress to a guided white water adventure. Together we will scout the rapids, fish, sing, swim, and play while celebrating our adventures, individual strengths and new friendships. Limit 8 campers, ages 12+. Learn more.
Aerie’s Equine, Arts and Adventure Family Camp is intended to be fun for all. It is an opportunity for your family to play and adventure together in an environment that caters to the unique needs of your family, a family vacation for the whole family. It is an opportunity to identify and reinforce individual and family strengths both through shared experiences and separate programming for children and parents. Learn more.
Campers will experience life on a working horse ranch, explore the Cumberland Plateau, and trail ride through Big South Fork National Park. Limit 12 campers, ages 8+. Learn more.