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 CAMP BUCKAROO
A week-long day camp for children with disabilities and their siblings to attend together. Volunteers work one on one with a camper and act as their buddy all week at camp developing a strong bond! Each day has a different theme like "A day at the beach" or "under the big top" and all sports, music, crafts, and group games are geared towards the theme for the day. We offer 5 sessions of Camp Buckaroo so volunteers and campers can pick a week and location that fits their schedule. Camp hours are from 9:30am-3:00pm each day.

Age for campers: 6-14
Age for volunteering: 14 and up

*Special thanks to all donors and community supporters for making Camp Buckaroo possible.
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2014 Camp Buckaroo Dates and Locations

Date   Location
June 9-13

Shepherd of the Heart Pearland 
12005 County Road 59, Pearland, TX 77584 

June 16-20

The Woodlands United Methodist Church
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381

July 14-18

Sugar Creek Baptist Church
13333 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478

July 21-25

St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Blvd., Houston, TX 77019

Buckaroo Applications
Buckaroo Camper Application>>
Buckaroo Volunteer Application>> 
*Please note that both camper and volunteer applications are due by Monday, April 1st.
Click here to register online. *Please pay for camp after your application has been accepted. 


CRITTER CAMP
Easter Seals Greater Houston is proud to be partnering with the Houston SPCA to offer an inclusive summer camp! Easter Seals will provide 1:1 volunteers, three full time staff members, and a nurse to be present while campers attend Critter Camp at the SPCA right alongside their peers! If they are an animal love this is the camp for them as they will get to be around and interact with dogs, cats, and other adoptable animals. They will learn all about these furry friends in a supported environment. Camp hours are from 9:00-3:00 each day. 
Age for campers: 9-12
Age for volunteers: 16 and up
2014 Critter Camp Date and Location 

Date Location
June 2-6 SPCA of Houston
900 Portway Drive, Houston, TX 77024 


NATURE EXPLORERS CAMP
Easter Seals of Greater Houston is proud to be partnering with the Houston Audubon to offer inclusive summer camp! Easter Seals will provide 1:1 volunteers, 3 full time staff members, and a nurse to be present while campers attend Nature Explorers Camp right alongside their peers! If they are a nature/ animal lover this is the camp for them as they will get to uncover the world of wildlife here in our own Bayou City. Hike the trails each day as we investigate our forest’s habitats. Make nature crafts to take home. Catch tadpoles and fish in the ponds and get up close with fascinating native animals. Camp hours are from 9:00-12:00 each day.
Age for campers: 5-10
Age for volunteering: 16 and up

2014 Nature Explorers Camp Date and Location

Date Location
June 23-27 Houston Nature Sanctuary
440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX 77079 


CAMP SMILES
A week-long overnight camp for children with cerebral palsy. Volunteers work one on one with a camper and act as their buddy and personal care giver for the week. Each day campers participate in typical outdoor camp activities like rock climbing, fishing, paint ball, karaoke, swimming and many more that have all been adapted to fit the needs of each camper. There are 10 cabins full of campers at Camp For All, an adapted camp facility in Burton, TX. Camp Smiles is a week-long overnight camp, and is only offered for one session.
Age for campers: 6-14
Age for volunteers: minimum of 16

2014 Camp Smiles Dates & Location

Date Location

July 5-11 (for volunteers)
July 6-11 (for campers)

Camp for All
6301 Rehburg Road, Burton, TX 77835 

Smiles Applications
Smiles Camper Application>>
Smiles Volunteer Application>>
*Please note that volunteer applications are due by Monday, February 24th and camper applications are due by Tuesday, April 1st.
Click here to register online. *Please pay for camp after your application has been accepted.
**For more information or questions, please contact Betsy Keane.
*Special thanks to all donors and community supporters for making Camp Smiles possible.
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CAMP MOST

Camp MOST (Miles of Smiles for Teens) hosts Camp Smiles graduates between the ages of 14 and 18.  Camp MOST was started with the mission to give Camp Smiles graduates the opportunity to socialize, gain confidence and be comfortable just the way they are.  Camp activities include short workshops for teens to gain vital social skills and learn important social lessons, as well as the usual fun camp activities. 


High school is tough for any teenager, and when you bring a disability into the mix, it adds a whole other dimension to the puzzle. At Camp MOST, the teens find a support group among each other and are able to talk about what it’s like to be a teenager with a disability, how they navigate their high school, and share advice about how to teach their peers about disabilities in a positive way. Camp MOST is all about encouraging teens along in their transition from childhood to adulthood and supporting them through this challenging time of life.

 

Pairing with Social Motions Skills, a program of Easter Seals, Camp MOST offers break-out workshops that focus on social skills, self-advocacy, building friendships, and developing support systems. The teens have the opportunity to speak their mind and express their true thoughts during these workshops. Social Motion Skills seeks to teach adolescents with social integration difficulties to break through everyday social barriers in order to lead happy, integrated lives. We want our campers at Camp MOST to get the MOST out of their lives, so it is our hope that these Social Motion classes will give them the confidence and know-how to achieve all that they desire.


The campers at MOST are challenged to start taking on personal responsibilities and are in charge of checking themselves in, turning in all of their medication and explaining what each of them is for, and explaining their own personal care needs to the volunteers. They are really learning to be self advocates and understand how to take responsibility for themselves. While there is still a 1:1 ratio of campers to volunteers, the campers are not paired up with their own personal volunteer, but rather, have the freedom to take charge of their care and ask for the help that need from the supportive volunteers.

Fall Retreat Info.
-Applications released in September
-Camp held in October or November
-Cost is $400 per camper

Spring Retreat Info.
-Applications released in February
-Camp held in March or April
-Cost is $400 per camper

For more information or to request an application, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

*Special thanks to all donors and community supporters for making Camp MOST possible.
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