• 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...
  • Nov 16, 2012


    Saturday, November 10th was our monthly Club event. This month the theme was ESPalooza! There were a variety of different activities for the children to partake in throughout the day and then a dance party to finish it off! Th...
  • Nov 13, 2012

    NKA gets lost in the Corn

    Friday night was an eventful night for the No Kids Allowed group! We traveled to the Washington Farms Corn Maze for a night of fun and adventure. It was so fun to meet up with friends and make memories together getting lost in...
  • Nov 5, 2012

    Sibling Sleepover!

    Friday night ESP hosted a sleepover for the extra special siblings of our extra special campers. This was a chance for them to meet other siblings, discuss the common joys and concerns of growing up in a household with childr...
  • Oct 23, 2012

    Pumpkins and Witches and Pirates, OH MY!

    What a fun time we had on Saturday night at our Fall Festival! After weeks of planning it was such a joy to see all the families enjoying all the games and fun at our building. I love any opportunity I get to spend with our ki...
  • Oct 17, 2012

    Extra Special Richie

    Richie Hi there! My name is Kylee Piatczyc, and I am the new PR intern for ESP. I really love my job for a few reasons. One-the extra special people I work with. Two– the extra special cause I am working for. Three– the extr...
  • Oct 8, 2012


    Enjoy a delicious burger, sandwich or steak TODAY @ Chops & Hops in Watkinsville to support ESP & Spin for Kids! The downtown restaurant is holding a percentage night to benefit ESP’s Spin for Kids team. This will be t...
  • Oct 5, 2012

    Sunshine Cycles to raffle off bike frame to benefit our kids!

    Sunshine Cycles of Watkinsville is selling raffle tickets to raise money to send local children with disabilities to summer camp at Camp Twin Lakes with Extra Special People, Inc., (ESP). The winner of the raffle gets a Giant ...
  • Oct 4, 2012

    Fox's Fundraiser - Pints & Paints!

    Ellis Pain Center and Fox’s Pizza Den have teamed up to present an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, October 15 from 1:00pm until 6:00pm. Also, Pints & Paints has come on board to present a paint session that eve...
  • Oct 2, 2012

    Finley has arrived!

    Finley Gray Whitaker- welcomed into the world on Monday, Oct. 1st (her due date!) at 9:31pm, 8lbs, 20in long— healthy and beautiful!
  • Aug 1, 2012

    ESP Director Laura Whitaker profiled in UGA's The Graduate School Magazine

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  • Jul 19, 2012

    Athens Talks About ESP

    Katie & Ashley of AthensTalks.com came to visit ESP summer camp. Here’s a video of their visit: Read their full article here.