OPEN - Enrollment for Virtual Weekend, November 20-22 is available! See CAMP Virtual Programs for details and enrollment links.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enrollment is open for Fall 2020 Family Weekend Retreats! See Programs for details.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           OPEN - Enrollment for Virtual Weekend, November 20-22 is available! See CAMP Virtual Programs for details and enrollment links.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enrollment is open for Fall 2020 Family Weekend Retreats! See Programs for details.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Program Updates

Updated: 08/12/2020

Traditional School year programs CANCELLED 

CAMP is continuing to diligently monitor all relevant local, state, and national authorities regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the knowledge at this time, we must continue modifying our programs to meet the health, wellness, and safety of our campers, volunteers, and staff. 

From September through December 2020, CAMP will not be offering our traditional programs: Parent's Night Out (PNO), Teen & Adult Day Adventure (TADA), or Respite Weekends. We will re-evaluate in order to determine if we can resume these programs January through May 2021 and will update you on that decision once it's been made. Please know that we are still with you, in a spirit of hope, that the conditions will improve sufficiently to allow CAMP to return to our regular programs.

For this fall, CAMP is offering some programs that may appear different but can be a lot of fun, too. Click in the menu under "Program Updates" for more information about Family Weekend Retreats and CAMP Virtual Programs this fall!

CAMP Staff 

Updated: 05/22/2020

Summer Camp Cancelled

CAMP is more than a place ... it’s more than an organization … and it’s more than our programs. At its heart, CAMP is a community, and the connections we have with one another create the CAMP Family. Being able to reunite in-person as a CAMP Family is always our favorite way of connecting, but world events have made that impossible since the middle of March this year.  CAMP staff have continued to closely monitor events in our local communities, State, Nation, and around the World. We are using all available guidance to make the very best decisions to protect the health of our CAMP Family – most especially our Campers – during these unprecedented times. With new guidance released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Governor’s Office, and the American Camp Association, it has become clear that in-person programming for Summer 2020 is too risky for our Campers and all of our CAMP Family. It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of all in-person Summer Camp Programs for 2020.   In the past several weeks, our Camping Team has released virtual programming opportunities to connect with our CAMP Family. Now, we are exploring ways to expand and enhance that programming. We know this is not a replacement for Summer Camp as we’ve known it over the past 40 years, but we are grateful that technology provides this opportunity to make the “next-best-thing” possible (to view the archive of virtual programs already available, please click HERE).   We also know this is a time when families, businesses, and communities are all struggling financially. CAMP is right there with you – we are all weathering the same storm and paddling in our canoes togetherCAMP depends on the revenue generated by Summer Camp to sustain our organization. Now more than ever we need your support to bridge the gap. With your support now, we can continue to plan and provide the very best opportunities to strengthen and inspire our Campers with special needs – and those who care for them – todaysix months from now, and in the years to come. Please make a donation today at THIS LINK to help us #KeepCAMPing, and direct friends and family to do so too!  We will continue to closely monitor all relevant policies and guidelines for best practice and are committed to resuming in-person CAMP programs at the right time and in the right ways. Even if those programs look different (requiring smaller groups, continued social distancing, or other best practices)we know that because of the support, determination, resiliency, and community that we celebrate as a CAMP Family, together we will continue to grow and thrive. Because of your continued support, we will emerge even stronger, knowing the heart of CAMP – its people – will continue to strengthen and inspire one another for at least another 40 years!  Paddling together with you,  CAMP Staff 

Updated: 04/17/2020

Summer Updates!

We continue to find ourselves living through an unprecedented time as the situation with COVID-19 challenges CAMP’s ability to hold our summer program. CAMP is striving to keep camping for Summer 2020 while maintaining the safety of our campers, staff, and volunteers as our top priority. CAMP’s board and staff have made decisions over the last few weeks that they never could have anticipated in CAMP’s 41-year history. Every decision has been tough, beginning with the cancellation of the two medical sessions. CAMP must continually evaluate the state of the nation and the upcoming guidelines that will be set regarding conducting summer camps. As of today, CAMP has made the decision to postpone the start of summer and modify session descriptions. Click <HERE> to view the updated session schedule Click <HERE> to view a message from Susan Osborne, CAMP’s CEO. Click <HERE> to read important Summer 2020 Questions and Answers!

Message from 04/1/2020

School-Year Programs CANCELED:

Effective March 16, 2020, all remaining School-year programs are canceled. This impacts the following programs for March, April, and May 2020: Parent's Night Out (PNO), Teen and Adult Day Adventure (TADA), TADA Life Skills, Respite Weekend Camps, and Family Weekend Retreats.  Please read the letter from CAMP's CEO, Susan Osborne, about these changes here (CEO Letter about School Year Program Cancellations).

Summer Camp Updates:

As the COVID-19 health pandemic continues to increase in speed and strength within the United States, and with the health and safety of all campers, volunteers, and staff foremost in mind, CAMP must critically reevaluate our plan for summer camp sessions. With the hope and expectation of the threats from this virus will begin to trend downwards in the weeks to come, CAMP is still planning for summer and processing applications. However, due to the current, exceptional situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, please keep in mind that CAMP reserves the right to modify or change any session dates or placement if needed. With the current trends and facts, and with medical professional advice from our valued medical staff, CAMP has made some extremely difficult decisions for our campers who are at the highest risk of illness as defined by the CDC. Regretfully, CAMP is cancelling both Medical/Physical sessions this summer and potentially modifying other sessions. We are also re-reviewing campers, volunteers, and health care volunteers in all other sessions for high-risk factors and may withdraw more applications as needed. We are asking that all campers, volunteer counselors, and health care volunteers that may have ANY of the following risk factors, to please email familysupport@campcamp.org (for campers) and campmail@campcamp.org (for counselors and health care volunteers) by May 1, 2020 to cancel or withdraw the application:

  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility*
  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment or organ transplant
  • People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] >40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes**, renal failure, or liver disease

*foster or group homes are not included in this category **this includes any camper who has diabetes that is not well controlled or if they require an insulin sliding scale before/after each meal, and/or checking blood sugars more than 2 times a day With that in mind, please know that we are still actively recruiting volunteers and staff to help serve our campers this summer. We are currently looking for volunteer counselors and health care volunteers for all sessions. In addition, there are several paid staff positions that are needed to be filled, such as, cabin staff, activity staff, lifeguards (this is the biggest need currently), photographer, food service workers, and maintenance helpers. Please email campmail@campcamp.org for more information. We look forward to supporting our campers, volunteers, and staff, and our team is already planning how to serve many during our school-year programs and summer 2021. CAMP’s programs and medical teams are taking time during this crisis to become stronger by consulting with the American Camp Association, the Association for Camp Nursing, and other camps who serve individuals with disabilities throughout the southwest. We are actively improving and creating procedures for dealing with COVID-19 and all infectious diseases within the camp setting to minimize future impacts.

Staff Availability:

To ensure safe social distancing is practiced, CAMP staff began working from home as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Please know that working remotely helps all of us stay healthy and allows our team to care for their families and themselves.  As always, the CAMP team is extremely committed to those we serve and are working extended hours to ensure we have programming sustained for the future.

Updated: 05/22/2020

Summer Camp Canceled

CAMP is more than a place ... it’s more than an organization … and it’s more than our programs. At its heart, CAMP is a community, and the connections we have with one another create the CAMP Family. Being able to reunite in-person as a CAMP Family is always our favorite way of connecting, but world events have made that impossible since the middle of March this year.  CAMP staff have continued to closely monitor events in our local communities, State, Nation, and around the World. We are using all available guidance to make the very best decisions to protect the health of our CAMP Family – most especially our Campers – during these unprecedented times. With new guidance released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Governor’s Office, and the American Camp Association, it has become clear that in-person programming for Summer 2020 is too risky for our Campers and all of our CAMP Family. It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of all in-person Summer Camp Programs for 2020.   In the past several weeks, our Camping Team has released virtual programming opportunities to connect with our CAMP Family. Now, we are exploring ways to expand and enhance that programming. We know this is not a replacement for Summer Camp as we’ve known it over the past 40 years, but we are grateful that technology provides this opportunity to make the “next-best-thing” possible (to view the archive of virtual programs already available, please click HERE).   We also know this is a time when families, businesses, and communities are all struggling financially. CAMP is right there with you – we are all weathering the same storm and paddling in our canoes togetherCAMP depends on the revenue generated by Summer Camp to sustain our organization. Now more than ever we need your support to bridge the gap. With your support now, we can continue to plan and provide the very best opportunities to strengthen and inspire our Campers with special needs – and those who care for them – todaysix months from now, and in the years to come. Please make a donation today at THIS LINK to help us #KeepCAMPing, and direct friends and family to do so too!  We will continue to closely monitor all relevant policies and guidelines for best practice and are committed to resuming in-person CAMP programs at the right time and in the right ways. Even if those programs look different (requiring smaller groups, continued social distancing, or other best practices)we know that because of the support, determination, resiliency, and community that we celebrate as a CAMP Family, together we will continue to grow and thrive. Because of your continued support, we will emerge even stronger, knowing the heart of CAMP – its people – will continue to strengthen and inspire one another for at least another 40 years!  Paddling together with you,  CAMP Staff  Click <HERE> to view a message from our CAMP leaders. Click <HERE> to read important Summer 2020 Questions and Answers!

Updated: 04/17/2020

Summer Updates!

We continue to find ourselves living through an unprecedented time as the situation with COVID-19 challenges CAMP’s ability to hold our summer program. CAMP is striving to keep camping for Summer 2020 while maintaining the safety of our campers, staff, and volunteers as our top priority. CAMP’s board and staff have made decisions over the last few weeks that they never could have anticipated in CAMP’s 41-year history. Every decision has been tough, beginning with the cancellation of the two medical sessions. CAMP must continually evaluate the state of the nation and the upcoming guidelines that will be set regarding conducting summer camps. As of today, CAMP has made the decision to postpone the start of summer and modify session descriptions. Click <HERE> to view the updated session schedule Click <HERE> to view a message from Susan Osborne, CAMP’s CEO. Click <HERE> to read important Summer 2020 Questions and Answers!

Message from 04/1/2020

School-Year Programs CANCELED:

Effective March 16, 2020, all remaining School-year programs are canceled. This impacts the following programs for March, April, and May 2020: Parent's Night Out (PNO), Teen and Adult Day Adventure (TADA), TADA Life Skills, Respite Weekend Camps, and Family Weekend Retreats.  Please read the letter from CAMP's CEO, Susan Osborne, about these changes here (CEO Letter about School Year Program Cancellations).

Summer Camp Updates:

As the COVID-19 health pandemic continues to increase in speed and strength within the United States, and with the health and safety of all campers, volunteers, and staff foremost in mind, CAMP must critically reevaluate our plan for summer camp sessions. With the hope and expectation of the threats from this virus will begin to trend downwards in the weeks to come, CAMP is still planning for summer and processing applications. However, due to the current, exceptional situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, please keep in mind that CAMP reserves the right to modify or change any session dates or placement if needed. With the current trends and facts, and with medical professional advice from our valued medical staff, CAMP has made some extremely difficult decisions for our campers who are at the highest risk of illness as defined by the CDC. Regretfully, CAMP is cancelling both Medical/Physical sessions this summer and potentially modifying other sessions. We are also re-reviewing campers, volunteers, and health care volunteers in all other sessions for high-risk factors and may withdraw more applications as needed. We are asking that all campers, volunteer counselors, and health care volunteers that may have ANY of the following risk factors, to please email familysupport@campcamp.org (for campers) and campmail@campcamp.org (for counselors and health care volunteers) by May 1, 2020 to cancel or withdraw the application:

  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility*
  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment or organ transplant
  • People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] >40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes**, renal failure, or liver disease

*foster or group homes are not included in this category **this includes any camper who has diabetes that is not well controlled or if they require an insulin sliding scale before/after each meal, and/or checking blood sugars more than 2 times a day With that in mind, please know that we are still actively recruiting volunteers and staff to help serve our campers this summer. We are currently looking for volunteer counselors and health care volunteers for all sessions. In addition, there are several paid staff positions that are needed to be filled, such as, cabin staff, activity staff, lifeguards (this is the biggest need currently), photographer, food service workers, and maintenance helpers. Please email campmail@campcamp.org for more information. We look forward to supporting our campers, volunteers, and staff, and our team is already planning how to serve many during our school-year programs and summer 2021. CAMP’s programs and medical teams are taking time during this crisis to become stronger by consulting with the American Camp Association, the Association for Camp Nursing, and other camps who serve individuals with disabilities throughout the southwest. We are actively improving and creating procedures for dealing with COVID-19 and all infectious diseases within the camp setting to minimize future impacts.

Staff Availability:

To ensure safe social distancing is practiced, CAMP staff began working from home as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Please know that working remotely helps all of us stay healthy and allows our team to care for their families and themselves.  As always, the CAMP team is extremely committed to those we serve and are working extended hours to ensure we have programming sustained for the future.