Camp Twin Lakes - Rutledge
Established in 1993, CTL-Rutledge was Camp Twin Lakes’ first fully-accessible overnight campsite.
Camp Twin Lakes - Rutledge
1391 Keencheefoonee Road
Rutledge, GA 30663
Click here for a map of CTL-Rutledge.
If you are interested in renting CTL-Rutledge for an event or a retreat, please contact Director of Camping Services, Dan Mathews.
Here are a few highlights at Camp:
The Klaus Family Welcome Center serves as an area for greeting, dropping off and loading up campers. Offices for Camp Partner directors are housed in the Welcome Center. The Larry Melnick Administrative Building has offices for Camp Twin Lakes’ full-time staff.
CTL-Rutledge’s state-of-the-art Medical Lodge is not your ordinary camp infirmary. It features two exam rooms, medication storage and dispensing, space to accommodate medical treatments such as chemotherapy and dialysis as well as lab tests. Upstairs, 12 hotel-style private rooms house CTL’s program staff during the summer and offer additional housing for our Camp Partners during weekend camp programs.
Thirty spacious, climate-controlled cabins with accessible bathroom facilities accommodate up to ten campers and two counselors each. Adjacent pavilions are used for cabin group meetings, extra activity space, or as an outdoor hangout.
The Gymnasium includes a regulation-size basketball court and equipment for plenty of games and activities. The gym is also the site for frequent camp dances and carnivals! A full-size stage with a sound and lighting system can be set up to face inside the gym or to the Ellis A. Maloof Amphitheater outside.
The Dining Hall can accommodate up to 400 people at a time. All meals and snacks are planned according to each camp’s dietary needs.
The Media Center has a large multipurpose space, a teaching kitchen and a photography room. The Carlos and Marguerite Mason Creative Arts Center is another multipurpose space for improvisation classes, dance and movement sessions, drama, evening programs or group gatherings. Campers often enjoy hanging out in the Library, playing board games, reading a good book or just relaxing.
The Arts & Crafts building houses creative work space and is home to Camp Twin Lakes’ own radio station and recording studio, WCTL 90.3 The Kite. Additionally, CTL campers can get their hands dirty in the ceramics building where there are six electric pottery wheels and two kilns.
In the center of Camp, you will find a fully-accessible, certified Boundless Playground. The playground features elements that are accessible to campers of all abilities and can entertain up to 84 campers at a time!
CTL-Rutledge’s Imlay Family Foundation Pool is zero-entry so it's wheelchair accessible, and it has a 50-foot long swirling waterslide!
The Experian Riding Ring is covered which enables campers to ride horses throughout the hot summer days.
Campers can sleep under the stars and cook on an open campfire at the UPS Outpost Camping area. Four platform tents and restrooms are nearby. The campfire circle, a large open area in the woods, seats 75 and is perfect for viewing the stars and cooking s’mores.
Campers take their pick of tennis, archery and Montag Mini Golf in the recreation area. Designed to accommodate everyone, these activities are wheelchair accessible and use adaptive equipment. Campers also enjoy baseball and soccer at the Skip Caray Ballfield or getting their hands dirty at the organic garden. CTL-Rutledge offers mountain biking on or off-road. In addition to traditional mountain bikes, Camp has adaptive bicycles and tricycles that allow all campers the opportunity to ride.
The CTL Farm is beautiful acres of pastoral land and allows our campers to reconnect with the earth and learn where their food comes from. The Farm not only features various vegetables and fruits including kale, tomatoes, arugula, watermelons, strawberries, and broccoli, but also includes cattle and egg-laying hens! The CSE Greenhouse houses smaller crops and fresh herbs, and this summer the SAP Outdoor Teaching Kitchen will open and be a place where campers can learn more about preparing fresh, healthy meals.
Campers pan for fool’s gold and other special treasures at CTL-Rutledge’s very own “play” gold-panning site on the Lower Lake, where they also learn the basics of canoeing and kayaking. On Lake Selig (the Upper Lake), campers enjoy paddleboats and an accessible pontoon boat as well as fishing from the dock. A water spray fountain in the middle of the lake cools off campers on a hot summer day.
On the “Wild Side” of Camp, you’ll find the Noonan Family Climbing Tower and Pamper Pole, which challenge every camper to reach new heights. Steve’s Garden honors a former camper, volunteer, and staff member and serves as a quiet, reflective area. Starting at the nature hut, the fully-accessible Jackson Family Inspirational Nature Trail, guarded by totem-pole sculptures, escorts campers around the upper lake. The trail ends at Selby’s Treehouse, an educational nature experience.
CTL-Rutledge’s Ropes Course, designed for campers aged 13 and up, is approximately 40 feet high and features elements such as the Nitro Swing, Tire Traverse, Earthquake Bridge, and the famous zip line. Specially trained staff supervise this popular activity to ensure each camper’s safety. CTL-Rutledge’s Group Initiative/Team Building program is for campers of all ages and incorporates low ropes course elements.