Texas Lions Camp

 
Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes, Down Syndrome, and cancer. The goal of the camps is to help children become more independent, improve self-image, social adjustment and self-reliance. The camps have two main components: a medical education program that focuses on teaching campers to care for their special health needs and a recreation program that teaches a ‘Can Do’ attitude, encouraging youth that they can achieve any goal they set.

Camps are free for eligible campers.
Category
Special Needs Camps
Offered by
Texas Lions Camp
Website
http://lionscamp.com/
Food/drinks provided
Yes

Camp Session(s)

Jun 2-8, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
7 - 16
Eligibility
Only special needs
Session name
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Physical Disabilities
Session info
Texas Lions Camp is a summer camp dedicated to serving children from the state of Texas with physical disabilities between the ages of seven and sixteen. The camp is a modern facility located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Texas Lions Camp offers campers a chance to try new activities and create long lasting friendships while developing greater self-esteem, independence, and most of all, they get to have FUN!

Campers spend their days at camp participating in many different activities, having fun and making friends. They are encouraged to try new things, to sing loudly, dress up in silly costumes, and learn sign language. Counselors are assigned to each group of campers and escort them throughout the session, teaching and encouraging campers while meeting their special needs.

Learning can take on many forms and Texas Lions Camp is a unique experience for many campers in the types of challenges presented. Children are taught and encouraged to apply a ‘Can Do’ attitude throughout their time at camp and beyond. Essentially, campers are taught that they ‘Can Do’ any goal they set for themselves. They have to be willing to try, willing to fail, re-assess the situation and try again. They are taught that spirit, enthusiasm and effort can overcome many obstacles.

Other challenges for campers are meeting new people, developing confidence in a new situation, or even being away from Mom and Dad for a week. For some campers, meeting other children or staff members with similar challenges provides a sense of security and confidence. Another key lesson is learning that everyone has a ‘disability’; some are just more obvious than others

The goal of Texas Lions Camp is to help children become more independent, productive adults. The programs of the Texas Lions Camp are intended to develop such qualities as improved self-image, social adjustment and self-reliance. These services are offered to campers at no charge to them or their families.
Location(s)
4100 San Antonio Hwy.
Kerrvill, TX 78028


Jun 9-15, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
7 - 16
Eligibility
Only special needs
Session name
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Physical Disabilities
Session info
Texas Lions Camp is a summer camp dedicated to serving children from the state of Texas with physical disabilities between the ages of seven and sixteen. The camp is a modern facility located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Texas Lions Camp offers campers a chance to try new activities and create long lasting friendships while developing greater self-esteem, independence, and most of all, they get to have FUN!

Campers spend their days at camp participating in many different activities, having fun and making friends. They are encouraged to try new things, to sing loudly, dress up in silly costumes, and learn sign language. Counselors are assigned to each group of campers and escort them throughout the session, teaching and encouraging campers while meeting their special needs.

Learning can take on many forms and Texas Lions Camp is a unique experience for many campers in the types of challenges presented. Children are taught and encouraged to apply a ‘Can Do’ attitude throughout their time at camp and beyond. Essentially, campers are taught that they ‘Can Do’ any goal they set for themselves. They have to be willing to try, willing to fail, re-assess the situation and try again. They are taught that spirit, enthusiasm and effort can overcome many obstacles.

Other challenges for campers are meeting new people, developing confidence in a new situation, or even being away from Mom and Dad for a week. For some campers, meeting other children or staff members with similar challenges provides a sense of security and confidence. Another key lesson is learning that everyone has a ‘disability’; some are just more obvious than others

The goal of Texas Lions Camp is to help children become more independent, productive adults. The programs of the Texas Lions Camp are intended to develop such qualities as improved self-image, social adjustment and self-reliance. These services are offered to campers at no charge to them or their families.
Location(s)
4100 San Antonio Hwy.
Kerrvill, TX 78028


Jun 16-22, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
7 - 16
Eligibility
Only special needs
Session name
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Physical Disabilities
Session info
Texas Lions Camp is a summer camp dedicated to serving children from the state of Texas with physical disabilities between the ages of seven and sixteen. The camp is a modern facility located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Texas Lions Camp offers campers a chance to try new activities and create long lasting friendships while developing greater self-esteem, independence, and most of all, they get to have FUN!

Campers spend their days at camp participating in many different activities, having fun and making friends. They are encouraged to try new things, to sing loudly, dress up in silly costumes, and learn sign language. Counselors are assigned to each group of campers and escort them throughout the session, teaching and encouraging campers while meeting their special needs.

Learning can take on many forms and Texas Lions Camp is a unique experience for many campers in the types of challenges presented. Children are taught and encouraged to apply a ‘Can Do’ attitude throughout their time at camp and beyond. Essentially, campers are taught that they ‘Can Do’ any goal they set for themselves. They have to be willing to try, willing to fail, re-assess the situation and try again. They are taught that spirit, enthusiasm and effort can overcome many obstacles.

Other challenges for campers are meeting new people, developing confidence in a new situation, or even being away from Mom and Dad for a week. For some campers, meeting other children or staff members with similar challenges provides a sense of security and confidence. Another key lesson is learning that everyone has a ‘disability’; some are just more obvious than others

The goal of Texas Lions Camp is to help children become more independent, productive adults. The programs of the Texas Lions Camp are intended to develop such qualities as improved self-image, social adjustment and self-reliance. These services are offered to campers at no charge to them or their families.
Location(s)
4100 San Antonio Hwy.
Kerrvill, TX 78028


Jun 23-29, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
7 - 16
Eligibility
Only special needs
Session name
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Physical Disabilities
Session info
Texas Lions Camp is a summer camp dedicated to serving children from the state of Texas with physical disabilities between the ages of seven and sixteen. The camp is a modern facility located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Texas Lions Camp offers campers a chance to try new activities and create long lasting friendships while developing greater self-esteem, independence, and most of all, they get to have FUN!

Campers spend their days at camp participating in many different activities, having fun and making friends. They are encouraged to try new things, to sing loudly, dress up in silly costumes, and learn sign language. Counselors are assigned to each group of campers and escort them throughout the session, teaching and encouraging campers while meeting their special needs.

Learning can take on many forms and Texas Lions Camp is a unique experience for many campers in the types of challenges presented. Children are taught and encouraged to apply a ‘Can Do’ attitude throughout their time at camp and beyond. Essentially, campers are taught that they ‘Can Do’ any goal they set for themselves. They have to be willing to try, willing to fail, re-assess the situation and try again. They are taught that spirit, enthusiasm and effort can overcome many obstacles.

Other challenges for campers are meeting new people, developing confidence in a new situation, or even being away from Mom and Dad for a week. For some campers, meeting other children or staff members with similar challenges provides a sense of security and confidence. Another key lesson is learning that everyone has a ‘disability’; some are just more obvious than others

The goal of Texas Lions Camp is to help children become more independent, productive adults. The programs of the Texas Lions Camp are intended to develop such qualities as improved self-image, social adjustment and self-reliance. These services are offered to campers at no charge to them or their families.
Location(s)
4100 San Antonio Hwy.
Kerrvill, TX 78028


Jun 30-Jul 6, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
7 - 16
Eligibility
Only special needs
Session name
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Physical Disabilities
Session info
Texas Lions Camp is a summer camp dedicated to serving children from the state of Texas with physical disabilities between the ages of seven and sixteen. The camp is a modern facility located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Texas Lions Camp offers campers a chance to try new activities and create long lasting friendships while developing greater self-esteem, independence, and most of all, they get to have FUN!

Campers spend their days at camp participating in many different activities, having fun and making friends. They are encouraged to try new things, to sing loudly, dress up in silly costumes, and learn sign language. Counselors are assigned to each group of campers and escort them throughout the session, teaching and encouraging campers while meeting their special needs.

Learning can take on many forms and Texas Lions Camp is a unique experience for many campers in the types of challenges presented. Children are taught and encouraged to apply a ‘Can Do’ attitude throughout their time at camp and beyond. Essentially, campers are taught that they ‘Can Do’ any goal they set for themselves. They have to be willing to try, willing to fail, re-assess the situation and try again. They are taught that spirit, enthusiasm and effort can overcome many obstacles.

Other challenges for campers are meeting new people, developing confidence in a new situation, or even being away from Mom and Dad for a week. For some campers, meeting other children or staff members with similar challenges provides a sense of security and confidence. Another key lesson is learning that everyone has a ‘disability’; some are just more obvious than others

The goal of Texas Lions Camp is to help children become more independent, productive adults. The programs of the Texas Lions Camp are intended to develop such qualities as improved self-image, social adjustment and self-reliance. These services are offered to campers at no charge to them or their families.
Location(s)
4100 San Antonio Hwy.
Kerrvill, TX 78028


Jul 7-13, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
7 - 16
Eligibility
Only special needs
Session name
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Down Syndrome
Session info
Texas Lions Camp is a summer camp dedicated to serving children from the state of Texas with Down Syndrome between the ages of seven and sixteen. The camp is a modern facility located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Texas Lions Camp offers campers a chance to try new activities and create long lasting friendships while developing greater self-esteem, independence, and most of all, they get to have FUN!

Campers spend their days at camp participating in many different activities, having fun and making friends. They are encouraged to try new things, to sing loudly, dress up in silly costumes, and learn sign language. Counselors are assigned to each group of campers and escort them throughout the session, teaching and encouraging campers while meeting their special needs.

Learning can take on many forms and Texas Lions Camp is a unique experience for many campers in the types of challenges presented. Children are taught and encouraged to apply a ‘Can Do’ attitude throughout their time at camp and beyond. Essentially, campers are taught that they ‘Can Do’ any goal they set for themselves. They have to be willing to try, willing to fail, re-assess the situation and try again. They are taught that spirit, enthusiasm and effort can overcome many obstacles.

Other challenges for campers are meeting new people, developing confidence in a new situation, or even being away from Mom and Dad for a week. For some campers, meeting other children or staff members with similar challenges provides a sense of security and confidence. Another key lesson is learning that everyone has a ‘disability’; some are just more obvious than others

The goal of Texas Lions Camp is to help children become more independent, productive adults. The programs of the Texas Lions Camp are intended to develop such qualities as improved self-image, social adjustment and self-reliance. These services are offered to campers at no charge to them or their families.
Location(s)
4100 San Antonio Hwy.
Kerrvill, TX 78028


Jul 21-27, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
7 - 16
Eligibility
Only special needs
Session name
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Diabetes
Session info
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Diabetes is specifically designed for children between the ages of eight and fifteen who have type-1 diabetes and are insulin dependent. This camp has two main components. First is a medical education program that focuses on teaching campers to care for their special health needs. The second component is a recreation program that teaches a ‘Can Do’ attitude, encouraging our diabetic campers that they can achieve their goals, any goal they set, by managing their diabetes.

The education program is accomplished by our medical team of physicians, nurses, and dietitians who join the camp staff during Diabetes Camp. The medical team helps children learn to control their diabetes by eating properly, monitoring their own blood sugar, and giving their own insulin injections. Campers are monitored throughout the camp session in this process. Additionally, the medical staff instructs educational classes each day in order to help campers learn about their unique medical needs.

In the recreation portion of the program, campers participate in many exciting summer activities; boating, archery, arts & crafts, horses, radio, climbing wall, swimming and more, while they learn about their condition. The activities serve many purposes. Some activities will be new experiences, opening up new possibilities and interests. Other activities will challenge the camper to overcome fear or failure, to encourage the message that they ‘Can Do’ whatever challenge lies before them. Campers are also forced to view their participation in activities through the filter of diabetes – how does it affect my blood sugar, my overall health? What do I need to manage in order to enjoy this activity? Can I really do this?

Texas Lions Camp for Children with Diabetes provides an ideal opportunity for children to learn new self-care skills or reshape their attitudes about diabetes. The experience can act as a catalyst for the child to take his/her first insulin shot, try a new injection site, learn how to better use an insulin pump, or just to show renewed interest in diabetes self-care. At camp learning can take on many forms. For some campers, meeting other children or staff members with diabetes provides a sense of security and confidence.
Location(s)
4100 San Antonio Hwy.
Kerrvill, TX 78028


Jul 28-Aug 3, 2019

Days
Every day
$
Camp type
Overnight Camp
Age range
7 - 16
Eligibility
Only special needs
Session name
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Diabetes
Session info
Texas Lions Camp for Children with Diabetes is specifically designed for children between the ages of eight and fifteen who have type-1 diabetes and are insulin dependent. This camp has two main components. First is a medical education program that focuses on teaching campers to care for their special health needs. The second component is a recreation program that teaches a ‘Can Do’ attitude, encouraging our diabetic campers that they can achieve their goals, any goal they set, by managing their diabetes.

The education program is accomplished by our medical team of physicians, nurses, and dietitians who join the camp staff during Diabetes Camp. The medical team helps children learn to control their diabetes by eating properly, monitoring their own blood sugar, and giving their own insulin injections. Campers are monitored throughout the camp session in this process. Additionally, the medical staff instructs educational classes each day in order to help campers learn about their unique medical needs.

In the recreation portion of the program, campers participate in many exciting summer activities; boating, archery, arts & crafts, horses, radio, climbing wall, swimming and more, while they learn about their condition. The activities serve many purposes. Some activities will be new experiences, opening up new possibilities and interests. Other activities will challenge the camper to overcome fear or failure, to encourage the message that they ‘Can Do’ whatever challenge lies before them. Campers are also forced to view their participation in activities through the filter of diabetes – how does it affect my blood sugar, my overall health? What do I need to manage in order to enjoy this activity? Can I really do this?

Texas Lions Camp for Children with Diabetes provides an ideal opportunity for children to learn new self-care skills or reshape their attitudes about diabetes. The experience can act as a catalyst for the child to take his/her first insulin shot, try a new injection site, learn how to better use an insulin pump, or just to show renewed interest in diabetes self-care. At camp learning can take on many forms. For some campers, meeting other children or staff members with diabetes provides a sense of security and confidence.
Location(s)
4100 San Antonio Hwy.
Kerrvill, TX 78028

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