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Camps

We offer several different camps for people 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 ages 6-10 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 15 years of age to volunteer at Camp Buckaroo.

**2021 Camp Buckaroo is cancelled/transitioning to weekend recreational programming (i.e. activities in the park with families, outings like fishing trips for veteran families, and potentially drive thru events). For more information please email or call us at 713.838.9050, ext. 309. 

Camp Buckaroo Camper Frequently Asked Questions

Camp Buckaroo Volunteer Frequently Asked Question  

For more information please call us at 713.838.9050, ext. 309 or email us.

Camp Smiles

Rockwall HoustonAn overnight camp for children ages 6-14 with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. 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.

Fall Camp Smiles: Given that we have not been able to graduate some of our older campers due to the circumstances of COVID-19, this camp will serve children with Cerebral Palsy ages 12-16 years old.

Dates: November 19th-21st, 2021

Camp Smiles Camper Frequently Asked Questions

Camp Smiles Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please call us at 713.838.9050, ext. 309 or email us.

 

Camp MOST

DSC 0129 smallCamp MOST (Miles of Smiles for Teens) is a weekend long retreat for Camp Smiles graduates between the ages of 14 and 21. Camp MOST is generally held twice a year Fall and Winter. 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.

Fall Camp MOST: October 1st-3rd, 2021

For more information please call us at 713.838.9050, ext. 309 or email us.

 

 

 

Special thanks to our sponsors for making our camps possible!

The Carter Family
In Memory of Sam Davison
The Dull Family
Enrico and Sandra di Portanova Charitable Foundation
The George Foundation
The Moody Endowment
Prosperity Bank
Heather & Mike Simpson
Texas Children's Hospital
United Way of Greater Houston
WithMerci Foundation

 

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Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | 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 disability. 

 

 

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