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Sleepaway camp frequently asked questions
Learn more about our Camp You B You sleepaway camp

Sponsored by Marcus Autism Center, You B You Sleepaway Camp is a six day summer camp for children ages 8 to 16 who have autism.

You B You’s 2021 sleepaway camp is July 11 through July 16 at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, Georgia.  Learn more about our camper requirements and frequently asked questions below.

What activities are available at camp?

Camp Twin Lakes offers a variety of activities, including archery, outdoor swimming pool, arts and crafts, horseback riding, bike riding, gardening, drumming, boating, fishing, a ropes course, and a rock climbing wall.

What does a typical camp day look like?
7:30 a.m. Rise and shine
8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Discovery programming (campers choose thematic programming)
12:00 p.m. Free play and lunch
1:30 p.m. Rest hour
2:45 p.m. Rotate between activities available at camp
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Free play
8:00 p.m. Evening program
9:30 p.m. Showers and bedtime
 

What are the camp sleeping arrangements?

  • Campers stay in a dorm style lodging with four to five campers and one counselor per room.
  • Typically two or three sets of bunk beds per room and each have a private bathroom and shower.

What does meal time look like?

  • Campers, volunteers, and staff eat in the dining hall. Meals are served family style.

How many campers attend?

There are 40 general campers and 10 LIT specialty campers

How are campers supported?

Campers are supported by:

  • Staff from Marcus Autism Center
  • Medical staff from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Staff from Camp Twin Lakes
  • Volunteers

What happens when the campers arrive the first day of camp?

Upon arrival, caregivers will register campers with the medical team and receive a room assignment. From there, campers will meet their counselors and be escorted to their assigned cabin. Caregivers are welcome to help campers settle into their assigned rooms (set up bed, unpack any necessary items, etc.) and then depart, leaving the camper to begin experiencing summer camp.

Once caregivers leave, campers are given the opportunity to get to know other campers and prepare for evening ceremonies. 

Additional activities are scheduled throughout the day.

How are campers picked up the last day of camp?

Campers are picked up after breakfast. There is open access to select camp activities so your campers can share the activities they most enjoyed throughout the week. 

What does the facility look like?

Visit Camp Twin Lakes to learn more and view photos. 

What is the cost of camp?

General campers: $375
LIT specialty campers: $400