It's not too late for Summer Camp!
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We have a few spots left at Camp Summit for children and teens with special needs!
Camp Summit is a sleepaway camp for individuals with disabilities. We are located in Paradise, Texas, just northwest 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.
A Day at Camp Summit
Campers awake after a good night sleep in their air conditioned cabins to head to the lodge for a well-balanced breakfast. After flag raising, they head to activity rotations with their cabin group. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, nature studies, kaleidoscope and sports & games. After eating a good lunch in the lodge, campers head to their cabins to get out the heat and take a rest, napping if needed. Campers then proceed to their third and fourth activities for the day. After eating a hearty dinner and lowering the flag, campers participate in evening activities, which range from talent shows, water night, theme night, cook out, special events and a Friday night dance. Once the evening activity is finished, campers head to their cabins to shower and get ready for bed and fall asleep dreaming ahead to the next day.
At Camp Summit, individuals with disabilities both mild and severe, enjoy traditional camp activities in nature and the outdoors. Camp Summit's campers may range in age from six to ninety-nine years old.
Our campers may be:
developmentally delayed (Down syndrome, Autism, intellectual disabilities, etc.);
physically challenged (Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, paralysis, etc.);
deaf blind multi-handicapped; or have
multiple disabilities ranging from mild to severe
At Camp Summit we never deny a campers' participation due to their inability to pay or the severity of their disability. As long as we can medically manage their needs they are welcome at camp.
The mission of Camp Summit is to provide barrier-free outdoor experiences that promote personal growth and foster independence for children and adults with disabilities.
Our fee is a sliding-scale based on income and we never turn away a camper for financial reasons. If the amount of the sliding scale fee below is too much, you can apply for additional financial assistance or "camperships".
YEARLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME FEE
$0 – $9,999 $375
$10,000 – $19,999 $475
Do you receive respite funds? They may cover the cost of camp!
For more information call 972-484-8900 or click HERE to register!