• Oct 5, 2015

    Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

    Fall; the season where sports pick back up, the leaves begin to change and halloween movies come back on ABC Family. As the weather cools off and we say goodbye to the summer heat, we are welcomed by sunny afternoons and plen...
  • Oct 1, 2015

    Making the Most of Fall

    As the constant rain drifts out of the forecast and the weather seems to be looking up, it’s finally time to enjoy everything that fall has to offer! Although we all remember the summers from our childhood, I tend to think ba...
  • Sep 16, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    A Year Ago Today

    A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.John Lennon It was this day one year ago that Toni (our board chairwoman), Joseph (husband), and I walked through 70 acres in Jackson County. It ...
  • Sep 9, 2015
    Posted by: Kalon Carpenter

    ESP: Therapeutic Recreation

    ESP: Therapeutic Recreation ESP utilizes Recreational Therapy everyday. From improving range of motion during sports to improving social and life skills at a Braves game or even breaking out of your shell and doing something...
  • Sep 9, 2015

    360 is starting back up!

    Summer is officially coming to an end, and though it’s sad to say goodbye to those sunny days of camp, we’ve got something else to be excited for: 360! With our first day a success, this semester is ramping up to be one of ou...
  • Aug 17, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    ...Another Hooray of Hope

    …Another Hooray of Hope And here we are again, making history at ESP. It has been quite the summer. The beginning started with a groundbreaking in Watkinsville and as the summer ends, we unveil our new residential camp name. ...
  • Jun 25, 2015

    The W's of Camp

    Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How Camp at ESP Happens Ever wonder who makes camp happen, what makes ESP camp so fun, when we have the time to fit all of the fun in, where we go on our adventures, how camp at ESP Happens, a...
  • Jun 10, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Hope Has Led Us Here

    On a sunny morning on Friday, June 5, ESP broke ground for its new 14,000 square foot facility next to the current building in Watkinsville. Laura shares what was spoken at the ground breaking and what this special occasion me...
  • May 18, 2015
    Posted by: Kalon Carpenter

    The Directions You Choose

    So where have I decided to go?? That’s easy because you already know! I am so excited to say that I am now a part of the ESP family! This has been quite a journey for me. I feel like have lived all over these great states of ...
  • May 18, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    The We is the Why

    Why oh why do I do what I do? It’s hard work, long hours, it’s true. Why oh why do I do what I do? It’s not the pay or the facilities where I stay. It’s not the benefit plan or the summer’s farmer tan. Why oh why do I do what ...
  • Apr 15, 2015

    It's Jump, Fly Season!

      Flowers are blooming, spring is finally here, and our good friend pollen is dispersing throughout the air.  Thoughts of a sky full of skydivers are floating through the minds of ESP participants. It’s not just pollen season....
  • Apr 3, 2015

    From the Inside Out: A Look Inside ESP 360

    What’s your favorite thing to do on a nice afternoon with some of your best friends? Maybe it’s painting or drawing. Maybe it’s perfecting your baseball swing in order to hit that out-of-the park home-run.  It could be fine ...
  • Apr 1, 2015

    Our ESP Wishlist

    April Fools! With camp and a new facility on the horizon, ESP certainly needs plenty of support, but hot tubs and pomeranians aren’t exactly essential! Still want to show ESP some love? Take a look at our real wish list below...
  • Apr 1, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    With Love From Laura: You're Going Places with ESP!

    We couldn’t be more excited nor more thankful. ESP is, and always has been, about one thing: helping our individuals thrive. Whether that means on the Classic Center stage, jumping out of an airplane, or the gentle guidan...
  • Feb 20, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    The Courage to Dream

    …. a magical place surrounded around the concept of a mouse. A mouse? Yes, a mouse. A place where everyone is happy, where fairytales become reality, where differences are celebrated, where families are solely focused on one ...
  • Feb 2, 2015

    Big Hearts Participants: In the Spotlight Three

    What makes ESP so terrific?  Our participants, of course!  The magic and happiness that ESP brings isn’t hard to come by, which is why our participants are shouting it from the rooftops!  Because participants are the heart of ...
  • Feb 2, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Will you BE MOVED?

    It may be a touch on the hand from someone you love, or driving past a worn face standing with requesting cup in hand. It may be the hug from your child after returning, or a story on the news of a father home from war. It ma...
  • Jan 23, 2015

    Big Hearts Participants: In the Spotlight Two

    What makes ESP so terrific?  Our participants, of course!  The magic and happiness that ESP brings isn’t hard to come by, which is why our participants are shouting it from the rooftops!  Because participants are the heart of ...
  • Jan 16, 2015

    Big Hearts Participants: In the Spotlight

    What makes ESP so terrific?  Our participants, of course!  The magic and happiness that ESP brings isn’t hard to come by, which is why our participants are shouting it from the rooftops!  Because participants are the heart of ...
  • Dec 10, 2014

    Festival of Trees 2014

    Celebrate the Holiday Season with ESP! Have you been searching for a festive date night idea, a kid-friendly, holiday-themed attraction to bring the entire family, or just a way to give back?  Extra Special People’s second an...