Camper FAQs

Who can be a camper?

All campers should have a diagnosis of an intellectual and/or physical disability that would otherwise render them unable to attend a traditional youth camp. Please contact us if you would like to discuss if your child qualifies. Some restrictions apply, campers should be free of physically aggressive behaviors. We are also not equipped to handle emotional disturbance disorders.

What kind of medical care is provided?

We have amazing and wonderful volunteer doctors and/or nurses on site. Routine medications are managed along with routine trach care, tube feedings, etc. If you know anyone interested and qualified to serve in this capacity, please tell them to apply online!

What medical forms do I need for camp?

In order to best care for our campers here at CBTX we make every effort to gathers as much information as possible. We have a variety of medical forms to fill out at registration. We recognize it is tedious work to fill out the forms but they are crucial for our clinic team to provide the best care possible.

  • Over the Counter Form
  • Medication Permission Form
 

What activities are available for campers?

We offer many classic summer camp activities, including swimming, horse riding, archery, arts & crafts, fishing, canoeing, rock-wall climbing, drama, tandem zip line, a giant 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 to each camper. On the camp property the campers are usually outnumbered 2 to 1. Our goal is camper safety, fun and experiencing the encompassing love of God.

 

Are special diets available?

Yes, we are able to cater to most special diet requirements. Contact us for more information!

Are scholarships available? How do we apply? When is the deadline? 

Yes, we do have a variety of scholarships. However funds are limited and are granted on first come first serve basis. These scholarships are provided through the  generosity of our wonderful supporters. We will do everything in our power to not allow finances to prevent any camper from attending.

Scholarships are applied for through our registration process.

Register for camp here.

Scholarship deadline is April 1 each year. 

Is CBTX accredited by the ACA?

Before we had our own property, we were not eligible for ACA accreditation. Now that we have our own property, we are working to obtain certification as soon as possible. We are however, members in good standing with the highly regarded Christian Camp & Conference Association.

When are camp 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 and including a deposit will hold your spot. We sell-out every year, so please register as soon as you can to ensure a spot for your camper.

What type of OTC medications does CBTX provide?

When our campers are in need of over-the-counter medication, we provide topical creams and medications, eye treatment and ear drops, and systemic treatment medications. See the list below.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tabs

Acetaminophen Liquid (Tylenol) 160mg/5ml

Ibuprofen (Advil) 200mg tabs

Ibuprofen Liquid (Advil) 100mg/5ml

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 25mg tabs

Diphenhydramine Liquid (Benadryl) 12.5mg/5ml 

Loratadine 10mg (Claritin – non-drowsy)

Cetirizine (Zyrtec – non-drowsy) 10mg tabs

Guaifenesin Liquid 100mg/5ml (expectorant – loosens mucus/phlegm) 

Cough Drops (generic – for coughing and sore throat) 

Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant)15mg/5ml

Phenol 1.4% spray (Chloraseptic spray)

Calcium carbonate chewables (TUMS)

Polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX/ClearLax)

Triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin)

Hydrocortisone cream 1% (anti-itch cream)

Calamine lotion (itch relief)

Clotrimazole 1% (antifungal cream)

Oral Pain Relief gel (Benzocaine 20%)

Aloe Vera gel (burn relief)

Sting Relief pads (lidocaine)

Melatonin Children’s Chewables 1mg, 3 mg 

What is the refund policy?

The $200 non-refundable deposit fee will not be refunded for ANY reason other than Camp Blessing canceling camp.  You may email us your refund request for the remaining payments beyond the non-refundable deposit fee.  All postmarked requests prior to the cut off date will be honored.  Full payment will be due by May 1, 2022.  Any cancellation beyond this date, not due to Camp Blessing, will result in the loss of all fees.  Unless a 3rd party payer is involved, any payment that is not paid in full by May 1, 2022, will result in the loss of your Camper's reservation.

Refunds will NOT be given if a child is sent home due to behavioral issues, sickness, or injury.  Refunds will also NOT be given if a Camper decides to leave early/before the end of camp.

Camp Blessing's desired outcomes? 

1.       Camp Blessing desires that each camper and Volunteer return home to face life with a new or renewed commitment in his/her relationship with Jesus Christ.

         •        Each camper/volunteer will be presented with an opportunity to make a new or renewed commitment to Christ.

2.       Camp Blessing desires that each camper and Volunteer return home with the desire and ability to grow in his/her relationship with Jesus Christ.

         •        Each camper/volunteer will have an opportunity to pray.

         •        Each camper/volunteer will be involved in the direct study of God’s Word.

         •        Each camper/volunteer will experience God through authentic worship.

3.       Camp Blessing desires that each Camper and Volunteer return home with memories of a wholesome, meaningful and joyful experience.

         •        Each Volunteer will be encouraged to be the hands and feet of Christ

         •        Each Camper and Volunteer will develop meaningful relationships with role models and peers.

         •        Each Camper and Volunteer will experience physical, emotional and spiritual safety within the context of his/her environment.

4.       Camp Blessing desires that each camper experience new knowledge, habits and skills which will enhance his/her self-image.

         •        Each camper will learn something new.

         •        Each camper will have the opportunity to achieve and receive recognition for it.

         •        Each camper will understand that God loves them not based on his/her own merit, but because he/she is created in the image of God.

5.       Camp Blessing desires that each camper and Volunteer return home knowing all human life is sacred, created in the image of God and are valued as they are created in HIS image.

         •        All campers, regardless of their abilities and appearance are included in the camp experience.

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