Come to Camp
Camp Aranzazu is a “host facility,” which means that we work with dozens of partners to fulfill our mission. These healthcare organizations, schools, and other not-for-profit groups are responsible for recruiting the campers and any medical and other support staff that may be needed. They also provide the counselors who sleep in the cabins with the campers at night.
Camp Aranzazu’s experienced and knowledgeable staff is responsible for organizing and supervising all activities, providing snacks and meals (which can be tailored to meet any special dietary needs), air-conditioned cabins for all campers and staff, and access to our Health Center.
If you’re interested in bringing a group of children or adults to camp, click below to find out more and to submit an inquiry. You will find even more information in the camp brochure.
If you are the parent, relative or friend of a child or adult whom you are interested in having attend camp, please review our partner list to find an appropriate camp and then contact the partner directly. You also can organize your own camp, which is how many of our current camps started.
Please reach out to Amelia Smith (email@example.com) if you need assistance. We look forward to getting to know your camper(s), providing them with an amazing camping experience on the Coast, and helping them connect with others who face similar challenges.
As we continue to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will take every precaution and will follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Camp Association, as well as other highly respected resources.
You will find more general information about COVID-19 camp protocols and guidance in the ACA's Field Guide for Camps. Camp Aranzazu's most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols and procedures can be found here.
To learn more, click on the section below that best describes the type of group you are interested in bringing to Camp Aranzazu.
At this time we are reevaluating our rental policies and are not taking requests until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Dates to be announced soon!
Camp Aranzazu | Rockport, TX
Camp Aranzazu is offering a more accessible and inclusive sailing experience, Aranzazu Sail Away, for kids in the Coastal Bend. Come out for a 20 minute intro to sailing and sail alongside one of our Skippers in an Access 303 Dinghy!
- Cost? The pilot program is FREE. 2023 dates will be announced in the coming weeks!
- What ages can attend? Open to all kids 1st - 12th grade.
- Who is eligible? Participant has the desire to sail, ability to close airway, ability to transfer from a floating dock to a floating boat. Transfers are the responsibility of the participant and their caregivers; Camp Aranzazu staff cannot assist in transfers.
If you have a sailing background and are interested in volunteering as one of our skippers for Sail Away, please email our sailing supervisor, Ted. For any questions about the program, email our camp director, Amelia, or call (361) 727-0800.
November 3-5, 2023
Since 2006, Camp Aranzazu has served more than 27,000 children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses. Camp Aranza-Crew provides an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a weekend of fun! You can find a printable flyer to share with friends and other interested families here.
Come enjoy all the traditional camping activities such as fishing, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, and much more!
- $150 for adults; $100 per children ages 4 – 17
- Includes meals, activities and lodging
- Limited spots available
- Questions? Please email Carleigh Mitchell, program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in signing up for our upcoming family camp, fill out the Inquiry Form and email the completed form to Carleigh at email@example.com.
Some of Our Activities
Sports and Games
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Ropes Challenge Course
Nature / Animals
Dolphin Tour with Captain Tommy Moore*
Seaside walks with Jay Tarkington (Texas A & M Corpus Christi)*
Texas State Aquarium Guest Educator Sessions*
*Contingent upon availability. Must be arranged in advance.
Arts and Crafts
Tiles (a camp tradition!)
Music and Stories
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Waterfront Nature Photography
Campfire - songs, stories, & s’mores
Marshmallow Paint Wars
Capture the Flag
Ice Cream Social