Who can be a camper?
Campers should be over seven years old. There is flexible upper age limit, but we have a specified adult week. Camp Blessing serves campers who need one-on-one counselors. Our amazing campers are challenged by physical or intellectual disabilities. Common diagnoses include autism, Down’s syndrome, Asperger’s cerebral palsy, etc. We are not set up to handle mental disorders like Schizophrenia and other diagnosis related to psychosis, excessive anger etc.
What kind of medical care is provided?
We have amazing and wonderful volunteer doctors and/or nurses. Routine medications are managed along with routine trach care, tube feedings, etc. We do our best to recruit at least one RN to be on site each week. Help Recruit Volunteers!
What activities do campers do?
Activities you’d expect to do at summer camp- swimming, horse riding, archery, arts & crafts, fishing, canoeing, rock-wall climbing, drama, tandem zip line, big swing, etc. All activities are adapted to ensure that every camper experiences success in any activity he/she wants to do.
What is the ratio of volunteer & staff to campers?
Within each cabin there is a ratio of at least 1 volunteer & staff to each camper. On the camp property the campers are usually outnumbered 3 to 1. Our goal is camper safety, fun and experiencing the encompassing love of God.
What kind of training do the volunteers and staff receive?
Training covers topics such as personal care, safety, behavior management and diagnosis specific care. Volunteers receive 24hrs and the staff receives 72hrs of training before any campers arrive. All staff and volunteers age 18 and up will have background cheek and abuse prevention training. All volunteers are supervised and supported by our experienced staff.
Are special diets available?
Yes. Special diets such as GFCF are available as needed.
Are scholarships available?
Yes. Partial and whole scholarships are available upon request through the generosity of our wonderful supporters. We will do everything in our power to not allow finances to prevent any camper from attending.
Is CBTX accredited by the ACA?
Not yet. Since we have not had our own property, we couldn’t be ACA certified. It is our goal to apply for certification as soon as we are able. We are however, members in good standing with the highly regarded Christian Camp & Conference Association.
How do I get a camper application?
Camper applications will be online starting each December. You can join the email list to receive occasional updates and notifications.
When are applications due?
New campers are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis when their completed applications are received and accepted. Please submit applications online. Making an online reservation will hold your spot assuming you make a deposit. We sell-out every year, so please register as soon as you can to ensure a spot for your camper.