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Media advisory: UGA presents design plans for Extra Special People’s Camp Hooray

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design and Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture will showcase design plans for a fully accessible overnight camp for children and young adults with developmental disabilities.

Located on a 70-acre parcel of land in Jackson County, Camp Hooray, owned and operated by Extra Special People, a nonprofit organization in Watkinsville, will have traditional camp activities including music, sports and games, art, swimming, boating, archery, field days, talent shows and overnight stays, while providing a safe, fun and meaningful experience for campers of all abilities.

The semester-long studio has benefited from a blending of Georgia Tech’s architecture expertise, the land design expertise of UGA’s College of Environment and Design, and the experience and knowledge of ESP’s staff in providing responsive logistics and fun for kids at summer camp.

The final presentation will be conducted by three teams of blended architecture and landscape architecture undergraduate students from both institutions and will include conceptual master plans and innovative activity designs for the camp. Invited guests include the board of directors for Extra Special People, ESP campers and their parents.

When: Monday, April 25, 4-6 p.m.

Where: Jackson Street Building, critique space, University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St., Athens, GA 30602