Applications are now available for the summer 2020 season at camp CAMP (Children’s Association for Maximum Potential). The six-day camps begin May 24 and run through August 7.
CAMP’s 55-acre summer camp—known locally as Camp CAMP—is located in the Texas Hill Country along the Guadalupe River, in Center Point, Texas. It is a certified Texas Youth Camp and accredited by the American Camp Association. Applications from residents in and outside of Texas are welcomed, according to CAMP.
CAMP serves individuals (aged 5 to 50) with mild to severe disabilities from diagnosis with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spina Bifida, visual impairment and/or hearing impairment.
Its mission is to strengthen and inspire individuals with special needs – and those who care for them. Siblings are also welcome, so his summer camp can give parents and caregivers a respite from their childcare responsibilities, according to a media release from CAMP.
Campers are assigned counselors at a 1-to-1 camper-to-counselor ratio to provide the best possible camping experience in a medically safe environment, and all programs are inclusive to meet the specific needs of each camper. Camping activities are adapted to allow full participation and include canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, archery, outdoor cooking, recreational music, nature programming, paintball target range, petting zoo, dances, karaoke and more.
CAMP also seeks volunteer counselors, as well as healthcare volunteers (HCVs) interested in earning CEUs by dispensing medications, attending to medical needs, and providing hands-on learning of activities for the campers.
“CAMP is a place where people are free to be themselves, with no judgement or bullying,” Susan Osborne, CAMP CEO since 2012, states in the release. “We are committed to lifting each other up and helping us all reach our Maximum Potential. There is no happier place on earth!”
For more information about applying to be a camper or part of the volunteer staff, visit CAMP.
[Source(s): Children’s Association for Maximum Potential, PRWeb]