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Camps

We offer several different summer camps for children with all types of disabilities. Our camps are barrier-free and designed to be accessible to everyone. A camp experience increases skills and enhances self-confidence while giving families much needed respite from the hard work and responsibility they face every day. Additionally, these activities provide an opportunity to learn to problem-solve, make social adjustments to new and different people, learn responsibility, and gain new skills to increase self-esteem.

 

Camp Buckaroo

picture of Maggie and Bonita at Easter Seals' Camp BuckarooA week-long day camp for children with disabilities ages 6-14 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 five sessions of Camp Buckaroo so volunteers and campers can pick a week and location that fits their schedule. Camp hours are from 10:00am-3:00pm each day. All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to volunteer at Camp Buckaroo.

Dates and Locations

June 1-5, Houston SPCA Inclusion Camp
June 8-12, Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church (Pearland)
June 15-19, Westbury United Methodist Church (Houston)
June 22-26, St.John the Divine (Houston)
July 13-17, Woodlands United Methodist Church (Woodlands)
July 20-24, Sugar Creek Baptist Church (Sugar Land)

 

Camper Application
Volunteer Application
*Please note the deadline for camper and volunteer applications is March 27, 2015. All portions of the application must be complete and turned in by this date.

For more information, to enroll, or volunteer, please call 713.838.9050, ext. 309 or
email us.

 

Camp Smiles

Rockwall HoustonA week-long overnight camp for children ages 6-14 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 only offered for one session. All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at Camp Smiles.

 

Dates and Location

July 5-10, Camp For All

 

Camper Application
Volunteer Application
*Please note the deadline for camper applications is March 27, 2015. Volunteer applications must be turned in by March 13, 2015. All portions of the application must be complete and turned in by this date.

For more information, to enroll, or volunteer, please call 713.838.9050, ext. 309 or email us.

 

Camp MOST

JohnathanHorses-cropped-for-webCamp MOST (Miles of Smiles for Teens) is a weekend long retreat for Camp Smiles graduates between the ages of 14 and 18. 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. It is all about encouraging teens along in their transition from childhood to adulthood. 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, and share advice about how to teach their peers about disabilities in a positive way. 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. The cost is $400 per camper.

 

For more information or to request an application, please contact us.

 

 

 

Special thanks to our sponsors for making our camps possible!
Amerigroup Foundation

Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340, Bellaire, TX 77401 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap. 

 

 

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