Summer Camps


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Here is a list of summer camps that serve children with special health care needs in Texas. The list is just for information and does not mean that the CSHCN Services Program approves or endorses any camp. It does not include all of the camps in Texas.


You can use these websites to find camps for kids with special needs:

Diabetes Camps

Children with Diabetes lists four Camps in Texas for kids with diabetes. Check the website for more details.

Other Special Needs Camps

The following camps are for kids in Texas with other diagnoses and special needs. Click the camp’s name for more information, or scroll down.

Camp Buckaroo

People with disabilities, ages 6 to14, and their siblings ages 6 to 10

Contact: Betsy Wechter
Corporate Office:
    4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340
    Bellaire, TX 77401

    713-838-9050  ext. 309
    713-838-9098 (fax)
    E-mail:Camp Buckaroo
   Website: Camp Buckaroo 

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Camp CAMP (Children’s Association for Maximum Potential)

People with disabilities, ages 5 to 45, and their siblings, ages 3 to 13

Corporate Office:
    P.O. Box 27086
    San Antonio, TX 78227

    210-671-5225 (fax)
    E-mail: Camp CAMP
    Website: Camp CAMP

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Camp El Tesoro

Children with mild physical and mental disabilities, ages 6 to 16

Sponsor: Camp Fire USA First Texas Council
Corporate Office:
    2700 Meacham Blvd.
    Fort Worth, TX 76137-4601

    E-mail: Camp Fire
    Website: Camp Fire

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Children who are deaf or hard of hearing, ages 10 to 15
A counselor-in-training program is available to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, ages 16 and 17

Sponsor: Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Contact: Ann Horn
Corporate Office:
    4900 North Lamar, Suite 2169
    Austin, TX 78751

    E-mail: Ann Horn

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Camp Smiles

Children with cerebral palsy or similar neurological disorders, ages 6 to 14

Contact: Betsy Wechter
Corporate Office:
    4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340
    Bellaire, TX 77401

    713-838-9050  ext. 309
    713-838-9098 (fax)
    E-mail:Camp Smiles
    Website: Camp Smiles

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Camp Summit

Children, youth, and adults with disabilities, ages 6 to 99

Contact: Lisa Braziel
Corporate Office:
    17210 Campbell Road
    Suite 180-W
    Dallas, TX 75252

    972-620-1945 (fax)
    E-mail: Camp Summit
    Website: Camp Summit

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Camp X-Treme

Youth with physical disabilities, ages 8-21
Hosted at Camp for All (Burton, TX)

Corporate Office:
    4605 Post Oak Place, Suite 222
    Houston, TX 77027

    E-mail: Genny Gomez
    Website: Camp X-Treme

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Elks Camp - Texas Elks

Children with disabilities, ages 7 to 15

Sponsor: Texas Elks State Association 
Corporate Office:
    1963 FM 1586
    Gonzales, TX 78629

    830-875-5455 (fax)
    E-mail: Texas Elks
    Website: Texas Elks Camp

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Kidventure's Camp Voyager

Providing thoughtful and rewarding camp programs for children ages 6-12 with special needs. Call to discuss needs. 

Houston Contact: Mary Morris

Corporate Office
2501 Central Parkway
Suite B2
Houston, Texas 77092

E-mail: Kidventure Camp - Houston
Website: Kidventure Camp

Austin Contact: Kristen Stephens

Austin Office
3939 Bee Caves Road
Suite A4
Austin, Texas 78746

E-mail: Kidventure Camp - Austin
Website: Kidventure Camp

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Marbridge Summer Camp

Youth and young adults with developmental and learning disabilities, ages 16 to 30

Corporate Office:
    P. O. Box 2250
    Manchaca, TX 78652

    E-mail: Marbridge Summer Camp
    Website: Marbridge Summer Camp

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Sea Camp

Marine adventure camp; call to discuss your child’s needs

Contact: Texas A & M University at Galveston
Corporate Office:
    P. O. Box 1675
    Galveston, TX 77553

    E-mail: Sea Camp
    Website: Sea Camp

Texas Lions Camp

Children with special health care needs including cancer, diabetes, Down Syndrome, and physical disabilities
Ages vary depending on specific camp

Corporate Office:
    P.O. Box 290247
    Kerrville, TX 78029

    830-896-3666 (fax)
    Email: Texas Lions Camp
    Website: Texas Lions Camp

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VSA Texas

People with disabilities
Summer camps for youth, ages 15 and up
Ages may vary depending on specific events

Corporate Office:
    3710 Cedar Street
    Box 7, Room #128
    Austin, TX 78705

    Email: VSA Texas
    Website: VSA Texas

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YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow

Children with learning disabilities, ages 8-15
Leadership development camp for youth, ages 16-17

Contact: Bif Buchan
Corporate Office:
    P. O. Box 770
    Hunt, TX  78024

    830-238-4280 (fax)
    Email: Bif Buchan
    Website: YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow

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Last updated January 30, 2015