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2021 Holiday Bells & Shells

4th Annual Camp Aranzazu Holiday Bells & Shells

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The Argyle | 934 Patterson Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

Thursday, November 18, 2021
San Antonio Gun Club | 928 E Contour Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212

Hosted by: Sarah & Marks Moore and Katherine & John Smelko

San Antonio’s fourth annual Holiday Bells & Shells is a great way to celebrate the holidays while also giving back! This two-day event features The Bell Bash, a festive evening party, followed by the Camp Aranzazu Holiday Bells & Shells Clays Classic, a clay shoot marked by friendly competition. All proceeds will help underwrite the cost of camp for San Antonio-area children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses.

*Health and safety protocols may be implemented in order to ensure that everyone can enjoy the events, feeling safe and comfortable. More details will follow. Please check back regularly for updates.

Guests can register online or by mail. Please contact our development director, Kate Plouvier, at kate@camparanzazu.org with questions.

We're grateful for the leadership of our host committee members including: Sage and Rowe Blount, Drs. Sara McCamish and Edward Briggs, April and Richard Carnahan, Mary and Hunter Conger, Elizabeth and Chris Dewar, Lauren and Shawn Golden, Dr. Brooks Hagee and Chris Hagee, Allegra and Hunter Hawkins, Gretchen and David Herrmann, Elizabeth and Hunter Houston, Hannah Hudson, Nathan Hudson, Kim and Clyde Johnson, Britt and Cardo Kleberg, Kim and Chris Kleberg, Camille and Clark Mandigo, Nicole and Robert McClane, Muffin Moorman, Mary Beth Mosbacker, Laura and Clay Page, Angela and Trey Rabke, Jeanne and Kelvin Tatum, Melanie and Dr. Robert Thomas, Tracy and Jack Williams, and Julie and Peter Zacher.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and underwriters!

Mays Family Foundation

The Nordan Trust

Lori & James Donnell, Jr.

Papa John's/Tradecraft

Silver Eagle Beverages

Mrs. Mike Hildebrand

Lauren & Shawn Golden/Paramount Healthcare

Avalon Advisors

Leslie Clement

Elizabeth & Chris Dewar

Gunn Automotive

Nathanael Hudson

Dr. Brooks Hagee & Chris Hagee

Jefferson Bank

Drs. Sara McCamish & Edward Briggs

Ulrich Investment Consultants

Gretchen & David Herrmann

Martha Moore

Wright Moore & John Gasdaska

R.C. Page Construction

Luther King Capital Management

Laura & Lew Moorman

Katherine & John Smelko

Jeanne & Kelvin Tatum

Mecca Beauty

Captrust

Elizabeth & Hunter Houston

Taddy Mcallister

Mcguire Moorman Lambert Hospitality

Leo F. Perron, Jr.

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Camp Aranzazu is extremely grateful for all the support given to our organization and is committed to cultivating trust with our campers, partners, sponsors, donors, board, and volunteers.

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We are committed to fulfilling our mission and maintaining the trust of our friends, donors, partners, campers, and families.

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Host Committee

Dee Dee & Steve Robinson, Chairs 

Jennifer & Fields Alexander

Elizabeth & Daryl Allen

Kim & John Bonner

Dee & Jeff Boswell

James Brolan

Stephanie & Ernie D. Cockrell

Ned Crady

Don Fernbach

Tom Fish

Katherine & Bobby Hatcher

Bill Hightower

Leigh & Jack Kins

Tracie & Terrell Palmer

Katherine & Brian Parsley

Al Pratka

Tim Reilly

Steve Rothbauer

Ward Sheffield

Culver Stedman

Patia Strickland

Reagan Swinbank

Prissy & John Watson

Julie Williams

Host Committee

Shannon and Jon Turner, Co-Chair

Blake and Perry Finger, Co-Chair

Heather & Harry Affleck

Betsy & Wally Baker 

Sage & Rowe Blount

Mills & Tres Buchek

Sarah & Will Caruth

Mary & Hunter Conger

Liz & Chris Dewar

Caroleene & Bobby Dobson

Jolie & Meade Flavin

Tifini Furst & Paul Golibart

Katherine & Matt Gainey

Shannon Gunn & Chris Hosner

Allegra & Hunter Hawkins

Trish & Clint Hennessey

Gretchen & David Herrmann

Brendan Herrmann

Sally & Roger Hill III

Camille & Clark Mandigo

Nicole & Rob McClane

Muffin Moorman 

Kristan & Tom Northington

Courtney & Chip Percy

Katherine & John Smelko

Chaney & Tripp Stuart 

Jeanne & Kelvin Tatum

Ashley & Rad Weaver

Jodi & Michael Wood

Christen & George Wommack

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Traci McLester Arellano

Darrell Atkins

Frank Bay

Robin and Jeff Floyd

Cindy and Larry Forney

Holly and Tom Forney

Melissa and Charles Hall

Gloria Hicks

Chip Jenkins

Robert Kelley

Scott Meares

Chris and David Nesloney

Bob Shockney

Britni and William Key

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We welcome your help, whether it's once a week or once a year. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities that are typically available. If you are interested in volunteering, please download the volunteer application and email the completed form to our development associate, Bianca Hernandez. Thank you for your interest!


Special Events Support

Camp Aranzazu holds several fundraising events throughout the year in Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Rockport. Volunteers are always needed!

Maintenance of Facilities and Grounds

With 104 acres, we can always use help more maintaining our beautiful camp.

Front Office Support

In the summer, we need help answering the phones, greeting guests, and keeping the office organized and running smoothly.

Camp Care Days

Join us for a day of volunteering, good food, and even better company at one of our volunteer work days this fall!

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020

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Partner Camp Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to work directly with the children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses that we serve? Check out our camping partners who are looking for volunteers for the coming camping season! 

Camp Aspire

Aspire Accessories

Contact

Denise Hazen
(713) 461-7200
hazendenise@yahoo.com
https://aspireaccessories.com/

Camp ROCK'N

Driscoll Children's Hospital

Contact

Yesenia Neil
Yesenia.Neil@dchstx.org
http://www.driscollchildrens.org/

Camp TLC & Camp Little Golden Warriors

Driscoll Children's Hospital

Contact

Shannon B. Broughton
Shannon.Broughton@dchstx.org
http://www.driscollchildrens.org/

MDA Camp

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Contact

Angela Moss
2106503181
amoss@mdausa.org
www.tinyurl.com/VOLMDA

Activity Leader Summer 2019 Job Opportunity​​

Every year, Camp Aranzazu hires roughly 20 college aged individuals with varying skill sets to work as Activity Leaders from mid-May to mid-August. Activity Leaders have the fun and impactful job of enriching the lives of our campers with special needs through unique camping, environmental studies and retreat experiences.

Activity Leaders facilitate a variety of activities including, but not limited to arts and crafts, archery, high and low challenge courses, sports and games, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, swimming, nature sessions and more!

Benefits of this paid position include room and board and the potential to satisfy fieldwork and internship requirements in various fields of study. The buttons below include the additional documentation you will need to apply for the Activity Leader position. Email your completed application, resume and two unique and completed reference forms to our Camp Director, Amelia Haslam, and prepare for the summer camp experience of a lifetime!

If you have any questions, contact our Camp Director, Amelia Haslam, at ahaslam@camparanzazu.org.

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Part-Time Receptionist

Are you looking for a part-time job opportunity that allows you to be surrounded by nature in a supportive work environment? Camp Aranzazu currently has an opening for a part-time receptionist position on our staff. This opportunity will allow you to support our mission of enriching the lives of children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses. To learn more about the position, click the job description below. 

The Receptionist is responsible for overseeing functions related to the front office. The Receptionist also assists with special projects and provides some administrative support for all staff. If you are interested in the position and have any questions, please contact Lillian Anfosso, our Finance and Administative Director at lanfosso@camparanzazu.org. 

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Sailing Supervisor

Imagine a position that allows you to work with campers each day and have a beautiful view of Copano Bay along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Camp Aranzazu seeks someone with strong sailing experience to supervise our summer sailing program from mid-May through August 2019. The Sailing Supervisor will ensure that Camp Aranzazu provides a safe environment for children with special medical, physical, emotional, social or financial needs to experience sailing. Camp sessions include day camp sessions, as well as residential sessions that last from one to six nights. If you have any questions, contact our Camp Director, Amelia Haslam, at ahaslam@camparanzazu.org.

Make sure to check out the job description below. To apply, email your resume to Amelia Haslam. 


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Summer Art Instructor

Do you have a passion for providing fine arts education and working with a committed staff of people dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses?

Camp Aranzazu seeks someone with art teaching experience to supervise our summer fine arts program from mid-May through mid-August 2019. The Art Instructor will ensure that Camp Aranzazu provides an intentional, expressive, and safe environment for children with special medical, physical, emotional, and/or social needs to create and experience fine arts. Camp session include day camp sessions, as well as residential sessions that last from one to six nights. If you have any questions, contact our Camp Director, Amelia Haslam, at ahaslam@camparanzazu.org.

Make sure to check out the job description below. To apply, email your resume to Amelia Haslam. 

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