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.
A 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.
June 5-9, Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church, Pearland
June 12-16, Westbury United Methodist Church, Houston
July 10-14, Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Sugar Land
July 17-21, St. John the Divine, Houston
Applications will be released in early March! For more information please call 713.838.9050, ext. 309 or email us.
Augmentative & Alternative Communication Camp (AAC)
This day camp is designed to help families and children using AAC for communication to practice using their devices in a variety of settings. This camp serves 6-13 year olds who must use an AAC device or app for 90% of communication. AAC Camp gives families the opportunity to increase use of AAC with the support of a speech patholgist who specializes in augmentative communication.
Camp staff will make sure campers have the vocabulary needed for the activites on their devices before heading to a community outing. This may include museums, shopping, the Houston Zoo, restaurants and other community activities.
**Parents/caregivers will provide ALL transportation and entry fees/parking fees for all activities**
For more information please contact Lindsey Holton at 713.838.9050, ext. 309 or LHolton@eastersealshouston.org
A 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.
July 2-July 7 2017, Volunteers will arrive July 1
For more information please call 713.838.9050, ext. 309 or email us.
Camp MOST (Miles of Smiles for Teens) is a weekend long retreat for Camp Smiles graduates between the ages of 14 and 19. 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.
November 18-November 20 2016
February 24-February 26 2017
For more information or to request an application, please contact us.
Special thanks to our sponsors for making our camps possible!