Our newly reimagined Junior Committee will engage you and your peers around volunteer service and fundraising opportunities. You will find community through fun and fellowship, while developing a new generation of Camp leaders, donors, and high-impact volunteers.
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.
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.)
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:
Joining a Sub-committee (Atlanta-based)
In June 2023, the Junior Committee will 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 through:
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Spring Showhouse benefitting Camp Twin Lakes
May 11-June 4, 2023
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine is hosting their 2023 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens this spring. Camp Twin Lakes will be the beneficiary of all ticket sales and we have been asked to help recruit volunteers for the event. There are LOTS of great perks for volunteers!
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.
Camp Counselor High Priority Needs
Family Warrior Weekend (May 5-7) Volunteer Application
for Iraq and Afghanistan warriors and their families
Camp Blown Away (June 3-9) Volunteer Application
for kids with asthma
Camp Oasis (June 10-16) Volunteer Application
for kids with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
Camp Corral (July 22-28) Volunteer Application
for kids with a parent currently serving or has served in the U.S. military
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.
Sub-committees will begin meeting in June 2023!
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
Note: Our Executive Committee will begin meeting in May 2023. We will contact all JC members in mid-March about applying to join this committee, which will lead the work of the Junior Committee.
Join Us for S’mores at Scofflaw on March 23
We’re excited to bring all of our Junior Committee members together on March 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for fellowship and fun at Dr. Scofflaw’s at The Works, 214 Chattahoochee Row NW, Atlanta, 30318.
After you become a member, please RSVP here to come out a celebrate with us. S’mores and first round of beer is on us!
Additionally, learn more about our annual Camp Twin Lakes events here.
For more information or if you have any questions about the Camp Twin Lakes Junior Committee, please email email@example.com.