Providing a residential camping experience for people with disabilities since 1947.
Camp Summit is a one-of-a-kind camp for individuals with disabilities where the emphasis is on each campers' abilities rather than their disabilities. Traditional camp activities are adapted to each individual, provided in our barrier-free facilities, and implemented by trained, caring staff. Our campers are grouped by age, providing the opportunity to make friends within peer groups while having fun and experiencing new adventures.
Camp Summit is located in Paradise, Texas, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on 460 acres of land. We are accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed as a Youth Camp in the State of Texas.
Our goal is to help children and adults with disabilities reach their own personal peak by providing recreational, therapeutic and social activities in an authentic, natural camp setting. The benefits of our camping program are endless! Campers are encouraged to try new experiences in order to gain self-confidence, increase personal independence and learn cooperation.
At Camp Summit, we never turn away a camper due to the severity of a disability, or an inability to pay.
Our campers may be:
(cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paralysis, etc.)
(Down syndrome, autism, intellectual disabilities, etc.)
(no upper age limit)
Camp Summit relies on the generosity of friends in the community to assist us in achieving our mission and giving our remarkable campers a unique camping experience. There are many ways to become involved and support our camping program. Whether you make a financial gift, shop for the cause, share your time through volunteering, or gather a group together for a volunteer project your support is always appreciated.
Help make the dreams of our campers come true by choosing an easy way to show your support for Camp Summit today.
WE DID IT!
Camp Summit exceeds $13.6 million goal
Opening Gates Capital Campaign!
The new facilities are barrier-free, and campers can enjoy exploring and picking out their favorite places - like the aquatic area with pool and splash pads, or the endless paths and trails in the nature area, or the recreation center where our big dance is held weekly. Camp Summit is very proud of our camper families, community, and donors who helped sustain the momentum to raise the needed funds and successfully complete this project! But even more importantly, we are so very pleased to have created a place that campers can call their own! To quote one of our campers, the program areas are “super fun and incredible!”