Camp CAMP needs Healthcare Volunteers

Jeanne Albrecht
Friday, March 6, 2020

CAMP is seeking healthcare professionals and upper-level healthcare students to spend a week strengthening individuals with special needs, while earning CEUs.  Since 1979, Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) has provided safe, fun-filled recreational experiences for individuals (aged 5-50) with mild to severe disabilities from diagnosis with Autism, Intellectual Disability, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spina Bifida, visual impairment, and/or hearing impairment—along with their non-disabled siblings (aged 5-13). Healthcare volunteers gain an in-depth understanding of the day-to-day challenges and accomplishments the campers experience.

Camp CAMP is a 55-acre summer camp in the Texas Hill Country, near Center Point, TX. CAMP provides an incredible camp experience for children with special needs by offering traditional camp activities, adapted to meet their individual needs in a safe, medically appropriate environment.

At Camp CAMP, individuals can…

...ride a horse, even if they cannot walk

...float a slow river, even if they have serious respiratory issues

...hold a slick snake, even if they cannot see

...simply be themselves without fear of being judged or bullied.

Healthcare volunteers provide medication administration, routine medical care and monitoring in CAMP’s new state-of-the-art healthcare facility.  In 2020, the six-day camps begin May 24 and run through August 7. CAMP offers free lodging and its Developmental Disability Reality Course (DDRC) for healthcare professionals to earn approximately 20 CEUs. DDRC increases the knowledge and understanding of the caring for individuals with developmental disabilities.   For more information or to apply to volunteer, visit www.campcamp.org or email sarah.coulombe@campcamp.org.