Camp Empower

Camp Empower is a therapeutic trauma-informed day camp designed to serve children with academic, relational, and emotional differences in a fun camp environment. 

Camp Empower serves children ages 7-12 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for three days. Camp is designed to implement social-emotional and cognitive developmental skills by using hands-on tools and techniques. Camp Empower is designed to equip parents and caregivers as well as the campers.

2023 Locations
Birmingham, AL | June 13-15,

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Columbus, GA | June 19-21, 2023

9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Cary, NC | July 10-12, 2023

Harvest Church | 9:00 am – 1:30 pm


Who are the buddies at Camp Empower?

Campers are matched with a camp trained “Buddy” to support each camper throughout the day.

Camp buddies are typically students or adults ages 17 and up interested in serving children and families from vulnerable situations. Buddies must participate in a training program before camp. Volunteers must fill out an application and be accepted by Camp Directors.


The first year of camp, hosting partners bring in Lifeline’s Camp Empower staff to run camp and equip local partners with the Camp Empower model in order for the partner to host the following year independently. Interested in becoming a hosting partner or have more questions about Camp Empower? Learn more today!

For more information, contact Ann Maura Hinton at [email protected] | 205.907.5018