Welcome to Rails Camp South!


Rails Camp is a retreat for the software and design community to meet and learn from each other while getting out of the city to unplug around the campfire.

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Photos from Rails Camp 2016.

Every option for just about every style.


This year, Rails Camp South will take place in Dahlonega, Georgia at the Wahsega 4-H Center. There's tons of awesome facilities you can take advantage of - whether you to rough it or camp in comfort.


Comfortable Beds

On-site cabins

There are 16 cabins total--coed, male-only, and female-only cabins.

  • Eight cabins with bunks beds are around the men's bathhouse
  • Six cabins with bunk beds are around the women's bathhouse
  • Two cabins are handicap accessible with attached accessible bathrooms

Linens are *not* provided. You need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

Each cabin only has four outlets, so you may want power strips!


B.Y.O.T. - (Bring Your Own Tent)

Tons of camping grounds

If you're into getting the full experience, bring your own tent like this guy! Plus, our venue this year provides lots of sweet outdoor hangout spots.

Outdoor common areas are:

  • 3x smaller pavilions (12-20 people)
  • 1x big pavilions (fits everyone)
  • Space by the waterfall (12-20 people)
  • Amphitheater with two fire rings (fits everyone)
  • 4x smaller fire rings (12-20 people)

Indoor Common Areas

A lot like this recreation hall

The Wahsega 4-H Center has tons of common areas (and where you'll find most people hanging out).

  • Dining Hall -- fits everyone, but will be closed between meals
  • Recreation Hall -- fits everyone; has a stereo and projector for karaoke
  • 2x Classrooms - Large enough for 12-20 people breakouts
  • Lounge - Common area for snacks and drinks between meals
  • First aid room - well stocked for when Patrick (you know who you are) inevitably injures himself.

All The Activities


Wahsega has a lot of activities on the camp itself. We are also working on some optional outings from the camp grounds. We will be planning and announcing talks and trying some projects unconference-style at the camp. 

  • Evening Karaoke
  • Basketball courts
  • Onsite pond is available for swimming
  • 4.1 miles of hiking trails
  • Large field for any field related activities (think like archery and baseball)
  • Zipline & Flying Squirrel (one day)
  • Ropes Course (one day)
  • Climbing Wall (one day)

Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, GA


Our venue for Rails Camp South 2018 is the Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, GA.

We will be scheduling a bus to leave from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 4:30pm local time to go up to camp. You can find flights for our dates here

Be mindful to pick a flight to arrive before the bus leaves if you plan on taking the bus. The bus will arrive back at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 12:00pm local time. Be mindful to pick a flight that departs at least 90 minutes after that time.

If you decide to drive yourself please let the organizers know and we will send you a map and some instructions so you don't get stuck on some not very real roads. We've been there and they mean it when they say use their map

Bus leaves airport at 4:30pm local time on Friday, 5/4

Bus arrives at airport 12:00pm local time on Monday, 5/7

Wahsega 4-H Center's Phone: (706) 864-2050



Quick shoutout to the companies that helped us make it happen.

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The Wahsega 4-H Center

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