ESP Camp Hooray

Project Description

Camp Hooray is one of the nation’s first purpose-built summer camps. While many camps adapt to cater to children of varying abilities, the magic of Camp Hooray is the mission to eliminate all barriers of entry from the very first day the camp is open. The design team has partnered with CROFT Architects and Engineers to create a summer camp that is 100% accessible to all children regardless of ability. In creating unique opportunities for all children to build connects and form relationships, Camp Hooray encourages the “Top Bunk Mentality” in which all children are given equal opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of sleeping on the top bunk!

At Camp Hooray, the design team has worked hard to completely eliminate the need for stairs anywhere on the grounds, despite grade changes of nearly 100’ on the site. Instead, routes on Camp Hooray will operate under a “single path for all” principle. Children all across the spectrum of ability will be able to navigate alongside each other without barrier.

On October 19, 2021, the masterplan for Camp Hooray designed to serve 200 campers with a 1:1 ration of campers to counselors was unanimously approved by the Jackson County Zoning Commission.


Jackson County, Georgia

Project Stats

  • 70-acre all-accessible summer camp
  • Amenity packaged with picnic
    area and amphitheater
  • Services provided included: civil predesign master plan,
    due diligence, site selection, permitting, and surveying.





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