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Stay Active Ellijay and Stay Active Georgia members
Stay Active Ellijay was founded in August 2016 by Karleen and Robert Ferguson. After years of exploring on their own, Karleen serving as Tourism Coordinator for Gilmer County, GA, and always having a passion to help people be more active and healthy, Karleen and Robert kept saying to each other, "Why aren't we bringing other people along with us?" So they began.
Stay Active Ellijay began as a vision and took on a life of it's own as members joined, friendships were forged, and beautiful areas of North GA were discovered and visited by groups of enthusiastic people who wanted to explore and adventure with others and not alone!
Our members are amazing people from all walks of life. Some are retired, some have relocated to Georgia, some have lived here their whole lives, some are young and some are wiser :-), but all of them have one thing in common - they want to STAY ACTIVE!!
That's why we are Stay Active Ellijay!
We have a minimal yearly membership for all ages,
and children under the age of 18 are always free,
but must be accompanied by an adult family member on all excursions.
How we give back to our local community!
Hear from our members!