Come to Camp
Everyone can enjoy and benefit from time at camp, regardless of any physical or developmental challenges. The camp serves children and adults of all ages with wide variety of challenges, including epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome, autism, cancer, spina bifida, asthma, cerebral palsy, diabetes, kidney disease, adolescent obesity, head and spinal cord injuries, neurological differences, and hearing and sight impairments.
Our two full-time Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and Program Manager with a background in special education work with each camping group, tailoring their activities to meet the group's specific goals and objectives.
Camp Aranzazu has a unique program philosophy called "Intentional Camping," which is "the purposeful design of a camping experience to nurture the physical, social, emotional, and mental development of each child." With this in mind, we work with each camping partner to customize their camping session so that meets their specific goals and objectives. Generally speaking, our goals are the following:
1. To challenge campers' beliefs about themselves and their capabilities;
2. To increase their confidence and help them have fun and explore exciting new pursuits; and
3. To help them make friends and develop a social support network that can provide support long after the camping session has ended.
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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 even more information about COVID-19 camp protocols and guidance in the ACA's Field Guide for Camps.
We are thrilled to host camping partners from more than 50 counties throughout Texas.