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  • Summer Camps
    They're back!

    For the past 2 years there hasn't been a "summer camp" edition of our newsletter... because there haven't been enough summer camps to do one!  As you can see if you scroll down, there is plenty going on this summer to warrant a separate newsletter. 

    I've included day camps (sports & arts specific camps have their own section) and overnight camps, plus a few family traveling resources.  If you know of something I didn't include, please email me!

    So without further ado, in no particular order, here's what I've got for you!
     
    Shannon Pugh
    Director of Arise Special Needs Ministry  
    Irving Bible Church
     
    DAY CAMPS
    (sports & art camps listed further down)
    Chatterbox Therapy
    Communication Connection

    Ages: 3-12
    Dates: Mon/Wed from 8:30-11
    Read to Succeed
    Ages: 
    4-13
    Dates: Tues/Thurs from 8:30-11:30
    Camp Aachieve
    Ages: 
    3-14
    Dates: Aug. 1-5 from 8:30-3:30

    Camp Fire
    Ages: 4-13
    Dates: throughout June/July
    Times: 6:30a-6:30p
    Location: Aledo, N. Ft. Worth, W. Ft. Worth

    Bachman Rec Center (Activity 363403)
    Ages: all ages
    Dates: 8 weeks starting June 6
    Times: Mon-Fri from 7:30-5:30
    Location: Northeast Dallas

    It's a Sensory World
    Ages: children 2 & up
    Dates: June 6 - July 29
    Times: Mon-Fri from 9:00-4:00
    Location: Farmers Branch

    The Behavior Exchange
    ABA Therapy and Social Skills
    Location: Frisco
    Special Skills Academy
    Dates: starting June 21
    Times: Mon-Thurs from 9-12 or 10-2

    Camp Wonder (page 24)
    Ages: 5-12
    Dates: all summer
    Times: Mon-Fri from 7:30-6:00
    Organization: Carrollton Adaptive Rec

    The Clubhouse for Special Needs
    Ages: 13 and up
    Dates: Mon-Fri year-round
    Times: 7:30am-6:30pm
    Location:  Bedford

    Brain Connection Camp
    Dates: June 27 - Aug 5
    Times: Mon-Thurs from 8-12:30
    Location: Burleson

    Through the Clouds
    ABA Therapy for ages 16+
    Dates: all summer
    Times: Tues/Thurs from 9-3
    Location: Irving

    Center for ASD
    Ages: all ages
    Dates: throughout June/July/Aug
    Times: Mon-Wed from 9-1
    Location: Burleson

     
    Sports & Fitness

    iCan Bike Camp 
    Arlington - June 13-17
    Fort Worth - June 6-10

    iCan Swim Camp
    Dallas - June 13-17

    iCan Dance Camp
    Fort Worth June 27-July 1
     
    Family Resources
    Elijah's Retreat - "A sanctuary for families facing autism"

    FREE lifetime pass to National Parks!

    TSA Help with flying

    Morgan's Wonderland
    Amusement park and waterpark for individuals with special needs
    Located in San Antonio

    Camp Jon Marc
    Family Getaway Weekends
    Creative Arts
     
    through Dallas Children's Theater
    Ages: 8-18
    Dates: June 6-10 from 2-4, July 25-29 from 10-12

    Starcatchers Classes & Camps
    Ages: 8+
    Dates: June 6-9, June 13-16, July 11-14, July 18-21
    Times: 9-12, 2:30-5:30
    Sessions: Under the Sea, Superheroes, Princesses & Knights, Space, Witches & Wizards, Wild Jungle Adventure
    Locations: Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Fairview

    Sound Starts Music Therapy
    Ages: 5+
    Dates: June 6-10 & 13-17, July 11-15 & 18-22, July 25-29 & Aug 1-5
    Locations: Grapevine and Frisco

    Lakewood Conservatory
    Ages: 3-15
    Dates: throughout summer, 9:00-2:00
    Sessions: Art, Legos, Instruments, Drumming, Princess/Superhero, Be a Popstar, Cooking
    Location: Dallas
     
    Looking for something specific?  Try this camp locator!
    OVERNIGHT CAMPS
    (many of these may be full,
    but you could get on a wait list for next year!)
    Camp Sweeney
    Ages 5-18
    Located in Gainsville, TX

    Camp Fire
    Grades 1-12
    Located in Granbury, TX

    Charis Hills
    Ages 7+
    Throughout June/July
    Located about an hour northwest of DFW

    Camp Summit
    Ages 6 and up
    Different weeks split by age and needs
    Located in Paradise, TX (about an hour from Irving)

    Joni & Friends Family Retreats
    June 22-26
    June 29-July 3
    July 6-10
    Located just north of Houston

    Camp Aranzazu
    Located in Rockport

    Beloved and Beyond Camp
    Age 7+
    Throughout June/July
    Located in San Antonio, Huntsville, Newton TX

    Kingdom Ranch
    Ages 7-17
    Throughout June
    Located in Somerville, TX (about 3.5 hours from Irving)
    Marbridge
    Ages 16-30
    Located in Manchaca, TX (about 3.5 hrs from Irving)

    Camp Blessing
    All ages, plus special "Sibling" weeks
    Located in Brenham, TX (about 3.5 hrs from Irving)

    Camp CAMP
    Ages 5 and up
    Throughout June/July/Aug
    Located in San Antonio

    Easter Seals
    Camp Buckaroo -ages 6-14 including siblings
    Camp Smiles - ages 6-14 with cerebral palsy
    Camp MOST - Camp Smiles graduates
    Located near Houston

    Texas Lions Camp
    Various ages & weeks depending on needs
    Located in Kerrville (outside San Antonio)

    Texas Elks Camp
    Ages: 13+
    throughout June/July
    Located in Elgin, TX (about 3.5 hours from Irving)

    DownHome Ranch Camp
    Ages: 7-21
    throughout June/July
    Located in Gonzales, TX (about 4.5 hours from Irving)
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  • 2022 Camp Schedule

     

    The format for the schedule will consist of a Tues-Wed, one-night stay for those who prefer a shorter event during the week, followed by a Friday-Sunday, two night stay, for those who prefer a weekend. As you will note, the schedule has been shortened and spread out so that the staff can clean and santize between sessions.

    June - Families with Special Medical Conditions
    Session Type Date Focus
    1 Mid-week June 07-08, 2022 Family-Special Med
    2 Weekend June 10-12, 2022 Family-Special Med
    3 Weekend June 14-15, 2022 Family-Special Med
    4 Mid-week June 17-19, 2022 Family-Special Med
    5 Weekend June 21-22, 2022 Family-Special Med
    6 Mid-week June 24-26, 2022 Family-Special Med
    7 Weekend June 28-29, 2022 Family-Special Med
    7 Weekend June 28-29, 2022 Family-Special Med
    8 Weekend July 1-3, 2022 Family-Special Med
    July - Families with Diabetes
    Session Type Date Focus
    9 Mid-week July 5-6, 2022 Family-Diabetes
    10 Weekend July 8-10, 2022 Family-Diabetes
    11 Mid-week July 12-13, 2022 Family-Diabetes
    12 Weekend July 15-17, 2022 Family-Diabetes
    13 Mid-week July 19-20, 2022 Family-Diabetes
    14 Weekend July 22-24, 2022 Family-Diabetes
    15 Mid-week July 26-27, 2022 Family-Diabetes
    16 Weekend July 29-31, 2022 Family-Diabetes
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  • Information for Families: Delayed or Denied Evaluations & Compensatory Services

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    Resources on Special Education in Texas


     

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  • Families can receive up to $1,500 per student to purchase goods and services.

     (View Flyer in English and Spanish)

    Beginning November 1, 2021, updated eligibility guidelines will go into full effect, making all currently enrolled Texas public school students served by Special Education eligible for this funding.

    Supplemental Special Education Services

    Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are online accounts for eligible parents/caregivers of students with disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the online accounts to obtain special educational resources and supplies and/or services such as additional speech therapy or other specific services. SSES credits are up to $1,500 per student to be used to supplement what otherwise happens in school to help students continue to make educational progress.

    What IS SSES?

    SSES Student Application Process and Criteria

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  •  Board of Trustees Approve Strategic Plan

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