Summer Camps!

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
(sports & art camps listed further down)
Chatterbox Therapy
Communication Connection

Ages: 3-12
Dates: Mon/Wed from 8:30-11
Read to Succeed
Dates: Tues/Thurs from 8:30-11:30
Camp Aachieve
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!
(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)
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)

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)