The Children’s Hospital of Georgia believes in building a community of care for each patient who walks through our doors. To do that, we have built multiple programs designed to offer our pediatric patients and their families opportunities to grow and thrive. We offer summer camps, ways to honor a hero who helped your child and the latest safety information to make sure your child is always safe in the car, in their home and here in our hospital.

Camps

Over the years, thousands of volunteers have put in countless hours of sweat equity to make sure the children at our Children’s Hospital of Georgia camps are safe and comfortable for patients with a variety of medical needs. We have a camp for children with cancer, diabetes, juvenile arthritis, and cardiac-related diagnoses. The idea is to bring these amazing kids to a place where they can forget about doctor appointments, treatments, needles, anything associated with the hospital. At camp, it’s all about having fun and just being a kid! Learn more. 

Heroes Program

There is nothing more powerful and motivating than a miracle story. It is a way to heal, to give back, to inspire and to make a positive difference in the lives of other children and their families who may be experiencing health care challenges. The Children's Hospital of Georgia Hero Program provides a platform to help families do just that - share their incredible stories to further its mission of building awareness and increasing funds for the hospitalized children in our local community. Learn more. 

Safe Kids Greater Augusta

Safe Kids Greater Augusta, a childhood accident prevention program and an affiliate of Safe Kids Worldwide, works to protect local children and has a real impact on our community. Established in 2002 and led by Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the nonprofit community coalition serves Richmond and Columbia counties and reaches out to other communities when possible. Learn more. 

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a national, evidence-based literacy program that promotes early literacy and school readiness in over 6200 program sites nationwide. It was first founded in 1989 at Boston City Hospital by a group of pediatricians and early childhood educators. The program now serves 4.7 million children and their families each year, including one in four children living in poverty in this country. The program focuses and builds upon the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children beginning at 6 months of age so that children enter school prepared for success in reading. Learn more.