Camp Twin Lakes - Will-A-Way
Camp Twin Lakes opened its second fully-accessible overnight campsite at Will-A-Way in Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, GA in May of 2009. In partnership with the State of Georgia, Camp Twin Lakes is managing this campsite inside the state park. Camp Twin Lakes funded extensive upgrades at CTL-Will-A-Way, including the renovation of all camper cabins, the medical lodge and other camp buildings, as well as the addition of a new swimming pool, high and low ropes adventure courses, archery and more.
Camp Twin Lakes - Will-A-Way
210 S. Broad Street
Winder, GA 30680
Click here for a map of CTL-Will-A-Way.
Check out CTL-Will-A-Way on the Fort Yargo State Park Website.
If you are interested in renting CTL-Will-A-Way for an event or retreat, please contact Camp Manager, Josh Sweat.
Here are a few highlights at Camp:
Sournded by water, CTL-Will-A-Way is 54 acres and sits inside of Ft. Yargo State Park in Winder, GA.
The KaBOOM! Playrgound is a large, colorful, accessible playground that all of our campers enjoy!
CTL- Will-A-Way features 16 camper cabins, which each sleep 14. The cabins’ unique octagonal design provides the opportunity to partition smaller parts of the cabin for additional privacy. Each group of 4 cabins (“village”) has 3 of Will-A-Way’s distinctive, hallmark teepee structures that are used for group meetings and multipurpose spaces.
Four teepees at CTL-Will-A-Way have been converted to program areas that will help campers learn about the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water!
CTL-Will-A-Way’s Dining Hall also serves as a multipurpose area for dancing and rainy day programs.
Camp Twin Lakes has a newly-renovated Medical Lodge at CTL-Will-A-Way for Camp Partners’ medical staff to keep campers healthy and safe as they enjoy camp activities.
A state-of-the-art swimming pool is the cornerstone of Camp Twin Lakes’ renovations and features a ramp for easy entrance, aquatic wheelchairs, and a swirling waterslide. The nearby Pool Pavilion also offers outdoor space for large group activities such as dances.
Just beyond the Pool Pavilion on the beachfront are beach volley ball and Bocce ball.
At CTL-Will-A-Way, campers enjoy a newly-renovated Arts & Crafts building for everything from tie-dye to ceramics.
CTL-Will-A-Way’s beachfront is home to several lake activities including fishing, sailing, kayaking, rides in the fully-accessible pontoon boat, and beach volleyball. Thanks to volunteers from BB&T, CTL-Will-A-Way also now has Gold Panning.
Down the beachfront away from the main campsite is a primitive campsite. Many of CTL's Camp Partners use this space to teach older campers outdoor survival skills while training them for future leadership positions.
The Amphitheater has a beautiful backdrop of the lake and is where opening ceremonies and other productions such as talent shows or performances by musical guests take place. The Amphitheater is also home to the CTL-Will-A-Way Rock Garden which features rocks painted by campers and Camp Partners and serves a the place where everyone can leave their legacy at camp!
At Archery, campers can shoot a bulls eye with the help of specially trained staff and adaptive equipment.
The Kids II Remote Control Racecar Track is a camper (and staff) favorite at CTL-Will-A-Way! The remote control cars can go up to 35 miles per hour, and the camp
Camp Twin Lakes’ staff guides campers through several Outdoor Adventure activities including a High Ropes Course, a Team Challenge Course, a Zip Line on a hydraulic lift, and a Climbing Tower.
In 2012, Camp Twin Lakes installed RV Pads at CTL-Will-A-Way and there are now Ground Hosts at the campsite. The Ground Hosts help out around camp whereever help needed in exchange for living on the campsite. They help out with everthing from serving meals to cleaning cabins!
Camp Twin Lakes activities at CTL-Will-A-Way also include sports, nature, and more!