Family. Home. Community.
Campers use these words to describe what Camp means to them.
Their sense of belonging develops as they laugh and climb and eat and swim with friends who face the same diagnosis or life challenge. In turn, campers build reserves of resilience, happiness, and motivation to access while navigating obstacles outside of Camp.
If you’re at least 21, but not yet 40, and want to share your time and talents to impact our Campers, then this is the place for you!
We invite you to meet and connect with your peers through our Junior Committee, which provides the opportunity to be a vital part of our Camp family. Here you will find your people, create connections, and experience belonging as you volunteer to impact Camp and our campers.
Our Junior Committee is designed to bring young professionals together around service to our campers, while offering leadership development and social opportunities so you can expand your network, skills, and resume.
Camp Twin Lakes served nearly 6,000 campers in 2022!
By adding our third campus this Spring, we will be able to serve up to 3,500 more campers including new populations. And with all these new campers, we must also grow our camper scholarship fund.
Our commitment as an organization is to provide a scholarship to every camper. Therefore, our individual donor program – including all dollars raised through the Junior Committee – directly funds camper scholarships.
We ask each JC member for a personal donation as part of engaging all corners of our community to support our campers. We deeply value and appreciate the time and talents our volunteers invest, and we believe our campers are worth your financial investment.
Note: We offer a lower donation option for CTL alumni (campers, staffers, or camp counselors), current nonprofit employees, and for those actively working on an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.
If you’re at least 21 years old, but not yet 40, then in two easy steps, you’ll be an active Junior Committee member!
1. Make a personal donation. (Minimum of $50 or $100 annually; details and monthly options at the link.)
2. Complete and submit the CTL Junior Committee Membership Form.
Once you’ve donated and submitted your form, you’re a member! (And you’ll get to meet Bijou, our Camp therapy dog pictured above.)
Shortly after, you will receive a welcome email with details on how to get more involved. Optional engagement opportunities for members include: volunteering (details below), attending social and leadership events with fellow JC members, and fundraising for camper scholarships.
Our volunteers are Camper Heroes, working behind the scenes to ensure that every camper experiences the joy of Camp.
Volunteers provide hundreds of hours of service to Camp Twin Lakes each year and as part of our Junior Committee, YOU can too, through opportunities like:
Sunday, October 1, 2023: Spin For Kids
Location: Camp Twin Lakes-Rutledge
Spin For Kids relies on volunteers to help with check-in, rest stops, cheering riders across the finish line, and more! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old for most tasks, but families are encouraged to volunteer for our finish line cheering squad! All volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and are invited to stick around for a fun day of activities, music, food, and fun! Click here to sign up.
Sunday October 29, 2023, 1 to 4 p.m.: TLC Day
Location: Camp Twin Lakes – Will-A-Way Campus, Winder
The Junior Committee has picked this date for our Fall TLC Day at Camp. During the Fall and Spring months, volunteers come out to Camp to give a little TLC by assisting with camp cleanup days. Projects may include cleaning, painting, landscaping, simple construction projects, and other beautification efforts around our campsites. Sign up here to join us.
Joining a Sub-committee (Atlanta-based)
The Junior Committee will soon begin convening sub-committees (see More Info for Members section for details) to build the next generation of Camp donors and high-impact volunteers. Sub-committees are where you can collaborate with your peers to directly impact our campers.
Spending Time at Camp (in Rutledge or Winder)
You can volunteer on-site at one of our campuses by:
Becoming a Camp Counselor
As a JC member, you can directly impact campers as a Camp Counselor for a week or weekend Camp program. CTL works with more than 80 nonprofits each year to recruit campers from different populations and diagnoses. We will connect you with one of these partners to get plugged in. Learn more by reading the Camp Counselor section of our main Volunteer page.
Note: Each CTL partner has their own requirements for volunteers, so while we will facilitate these introductions, we cannot guarantee that each person will be able to immediately volunteer at the camp of their choice.
Finding a Specialized Role
JC members can use their skillsets in its sub-committees that have incredible impact. Members who participate and create impact over time could also be recruited to lend their professional talents to the CTL staff, Board of Directors, or Board committees for special project opportunities.
Our Executive Committee
The CTL Junior Committee is led by its Executive Committee. These are young professionals who have committee time monthly to serve the Junior Committee and Camp itself. They are helping identify and engage the next generation of Camp’s donors and high-impact volunteers, and they each commit to personally funding one scholarship to send a kid to Camp for a week.
Kacey Baine, Kilpatrick Townsend
Michelle Bevan, Salesforce
Marie Brown, RLS Ventures
Josh Cagliani, Big Apple Services
Kyle Cobb, Truist
Gerard Dash, Raines International
Lesley Ehmer, The Home Depot
Mason Narramore, Equifax
Sara Reaves, Leadership Atlanta
Corey Richards, Rooms-to-Go
Andrew Vogel, Ripples Media
Avery Walker, PNC
Michael Williams, United Distributors
Junior Committee Opportunities
- You will engage in our efforts to provide life-changing camp experiences for campers navigating disease, disability, or other life challenges.
- You will experience leadership development programming, social events, and volunteer opportunities designed by and for young professionals.
- You will serve with your peers. (All members can immediately serve on our sub-committees and are eligible to apply to join our Executive Committee.)
Sub-committees will begin meeting soon!
All active members are eligible to join one or more sub-committees to help execute the vision of the Junior Committee. On your membership application, simply indicate your interest(s), and we will contact you!
- Camp Connections – Creating engagement opportunities connected to Camp and/or Camp activities
- Camp Heroes – Volunteer strategy support and volunteer recruitment
- Corporate Engagement – Strategy support and engagement
- Leadership Development – Creating opportunities for leadership development through JC service
- Marketing & Communications – Sharing stories of Camp to young professionals
- Membership – Recruitment and engagement
- Special Events – Planning and executing fundraising events to bring young professionals together
- Engage your personal network to volunteer for and/or give to CTL
- Participate in sub-committee meetings
Cheers to 30 Years!
A Camp Fireside Chat with CTL Founder Doug Hertz
Join the CTL Junior Committee for cocktails and small bites ahead of an exciting program focused on community impact by young professionals on Thursday Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with keynote speaker, Doug Hertz, Founder of Camp Twin Lakes and Chief Executive Officer of United Distributors. You can read more about Doug and watch a video on the founding story of Camp here.
At 6:30 p.m., enjoy food, drink, and networking with other young professionals ahead of our program, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.:
Welcome: Jill Morrisey, CEO, Camp Twin Lakes
CTL’s Junior Committee Past & Present: A conversation between JC alums and current members of the CTL Board of Directors Adrian Powell of Morgan Stanley and David Shoulberg of United Distributors, along with former camper and current JC member Kyle Cobb of Truist.
Keynote, Creating Impact as a Young Professional: Doug Hertz, Chairman & CEO of United Distributors and Founder, Camp Twin Lakes
CTL Junior Committee members and those eligible for JC membership (21 years old, but not yet 40) can secure their free spot here: bit.ly/cheersfor30years
Learn more about our annual Camp Twin Lakes events here.