• Dec 4, 2014

    From the Top of the Hill: Gearing Up for the Cooler Months

    For many animals, colder temperatures trigger a physiological  response to hibernate- to settle down for the winter months, slow down daily doings in order to conserve energy.  However, one particular group of critters is s...
  • Dec 4, 2014
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    With Love From Laura: The Gift of Giving

    As I make a list for my children for Christmas I have to be honest; I have mixed emotions. What is one more toy going to produce? Yet, I can’t wait to see their faces when they see something they desire. I think back on specia...
  • Dec 4, 2014

    ESP Fall Recital

    ESP’s Fall Recital What could be better than a culmination of singing, dancing, and a sporting showcase featuring our very own ESP 360 kids?! This Sunday, December 7, ESP’s annual holiday recital will offer a glimpse into the...
  • Nov 11, 2014

    Mission Moments: Kari Meets a Spectacular Saleswoman

        My moment happened during a Truck Stop we were having one night in Athens where we were trying to engage with the attendees to support the truck raffle and get more involved with ESP. One of the participants broke in to th...
  • Nov 5, 2014
    Posted by: Mallory Humphries

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  • Nov 3, 2014
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    With Love From Laura: November 2014

    Change. That word brings about different emotions for all of us. Based on our experience, change typically brings about two emotions: hope or fear. Know what change we all love? Fall. The weather is changing, our wardrobes ge...
  • Nov 1, 2014

    Meet the ESP Staff: Zelda Speight

    Zelda Speight is an intern focusing on occupational development and social-entrepreneurship. She is beginning a project called ESPeaches, which seeks to provide employment and skill building opportunities through baked goods....
  • Oct 7, 2014

    From the Top of the Hill: October 2014

    ESP 360: Momentum After the Moments Even as a kid, my year revolved around summer camp.  School was alright, but camp was where I felt best.  Friends came easier, creativity could breathe, and the chance to choose where my f...
  • Oct 6, 2014

    Fall Festival is Here Again on October 18th!

    ESP Presents Annual Fun, Free and Fully Accessible Fall Festival Fall is in the air which can only mean one thing: Extra Special People’s annual Fall Festival is right around the corner!  The festival will take place on Satur...
  • Oct 3, 2014

    Ride with Team ESP at Spin for Kids on October 19th

    ESP Gears Up for ‘Spin For Kids’ Event Love to cycle?  Extra Special People is teaming up with Camp Twin Lakes-Rutledge to raise funds for ESP campers in a wonderful event called Spin for Kids.  Spin for Kids will take place ...
  • Oct 1, 2014

    Meet the ESP Staff: Amy Share

    Amy Share Development Intern Amy Share is the Development Intern here at ESP. Amy has been with us since May and has enjoyed becoming a part of the ESP family. She works on grant writing and supporting the ESP staff and intern...
  • Sep 3, 2014

    Thawing Out After the Coolest Place in Town

    Seasons change, but the memories remain. Plenty are fresh in mind as Extra Special People reflects on its 8-week summer program that served 204 participants as part of the 2014 Camp season. June Was All About the Units Our you...
  • Oct 31, 2013

    Guest Writer: Kelsey Berry

    Williams & Associates Provides BBQ for ESP Fall Festival By Kelsey Berry, Marketing Assistant at Williams & Associates Williams & Associates was more than happy to provide the BBQ for ESP’s Annual Fall Festival on ...
  • Aug 5, 2013

    Guest Writer: Matthew Dooley

    Camp twin lakes is a place where people come together despite their disability. We do a variety of activities and different fellowship gatherings. We have a ropes course where people do activities such as climbing wall, zip l...
  • Jul 9, 2013

    ESP Warriors

    ESP Takes Camp Twin Lakes: What It Means to Be a Warrior This week at Camp Twin Lakes, our ESP Campers are discovering their inner warriors. Here, they have the opportunity to take on challenges and step outside of their com...
  • Mar 27, 2013

    Rain or Shine...Spring Family Camp!

    ESP veered from our regular weekly schedule and events this week to host one of the most unique experiences that we offer, ESP family camp at Camp Twin Lakes. Family Camp was available to give families and kids an opportunity ...
  • Jan 24, 2013

    ML5K boosts morale, brings ESP dreams to life

    The kids of Extra Special People have a dream that they will be seen for everything they can do. At the ML5K race with over 450 participants and volunteers behind them, that is exactly what happened. On Jan.21, Extra Special ...
  • Dec 21, 2012

    Athens Academy K3 classes give to a family in need

    Watkinsville, Ga., Dec. 21 — Most 3 and 4 –year-old children during the holiday season are focused on their personal wish list and making sure to get it into Santa’s hand. But on a windy December morning, the Athens Academy K...
  • Dec 5, 2012

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! King Nick and Queen Megan made a royal announcement about the Big Hearts pageant and silent auction to many local businesses last Friday. They took to the streets with crowns on their heads and dressed in the...
  • Nov 28, 2012

    Mexican Mondays!

    It’s give back night at On the Border! Treat yourself to Mexican food & support ESP in the process. Present this flyer at On The Border on: Monday, December 10, 2012 and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Extra Specia...