Meet Thomas and Isaac, campers for more than 13 years, who now attribute their busy lives with their achievements from camp!
Thomas and Isaac have been attending Camp Summit since they were 5 and 7 years old. Thomas has Autism, PDD/NOS, and global delays. Isaac has ADHD and arthritis.
Their Mom, Sylvia, quickly tried to learn all she could by calling various organizations, and time and time again she heard about Camp Summit.
On Sylvia’s first call to Camp, she was floored by how caring the staff was on the phone. They were not only extremely helpful, but they also assured her they could help with financial resources so this single mom could send her extraordinary kids to camp.
When the boys attended their first session, Sylvia was on pins and needles! She called every morning that week and every day the camp staff was so helpful. They enthusiastically shared stories of the boy’s new experiences. Her call always ended with Sylvia in tears, not sad tears, but happy tears! The boys experienced two BIG firsts: enjoying a campfire and eating hot dogs!
Fast forward to 2021 - Thomas attended the first camp session available after the COVID lockdown – and he had a blast.
When we think of Thomas and Isaac, we think of achievements!
Thomas is a part of TCU Unified club, currently enrolled in TCC (Tarrant County College), was an outstanding baseball player and became a coach in the miracle league baseball. Recently, Thomas has been selected to go to Orlando, Florida for the Special Olympics USA games summer 2022.
Isaac played bass guitar in the high school band and was the highest ranking officer in JROTC in Ft. Worth ISD last year. Recently, he completed his first semester at University of Mary Hardin Baylor with a 3.2 GPA was the only football player to receive honors. Next year, he will be trying out for the Navy Reserves.
That was a long, long list of achievements and we couldn’t be prouder of these amazing brothers!