Texas Lions Camp
In response to the terrible Polio epidemic that swept the country and forever changed the lives of so many children, the Lions of Texas conceived and chartered the Texas Lions Camp in 1949. Their commitment to seeing that no child faces life's challenges alone provided the inspiration to structure a camp that would build the self-esteem of campers and renew families through summer camping programs. After 4 years of building and planning, the camp opened its doors in 1953 and was formally dedicated "to the perpetual use and enjoyment of physically disabled children in Texas." Since that time, the Texas Lions Camp has dynamically evolved to include children who have all manner and types of physical disabilities, diabetes, and cancer.
Today, we celebrate a rich history of having served over 67,000 children.
WHAT IS IT?
Texas Lions Camp is a summer camping facility dedicated to serving children from the State of Texas with physical disabilities and Type 1 diabetes. The camp is located on over 500 acres of hills and woodlands in the beautiful Texas Hill Country (Kerrville). Programs at Texas Lions Camp offer a chance to try out new activities and create long-lasting friendships while developing greater self-esteem and independence. Children eligible to participate in the summer camp program must be between the ages of 7 and 16 and have a qualifying physical disability. Children with Type 1 diabetes must be between the ages of 8 and 15, and Down syndrome 12 to 16 years old.
Swimming, Photography, Music, Pedal Boating, Canoeing, Gold, Music, Arts and Crafts, Ceramics, Sports, Radio, Basketball, Horses, Archery, Theater, Nature, Painting, Petting Zoo, Dances, Campouts, Fishing, High and Low Ropes Challenges.