According to Camp Summit CEO Carla Weiland,
“My wish this holiday season is that every child and adult with disabilities has the opportunity to experience the joy of camp.
“Campers like Alex, whose parents struggle every month to cover the costs of required medications, doctors’ visits, and ongoing therapies, cannot give their son the camping experience. Many families with children with special needs require help with the cost of accessible recreational activities for their children. They also rarely have the opportunity for respite from the daily tasks of caregiving. Often, they are so overwhelmed with their day-to-day survival that the fun and fulfilling activities other families can enjoy every day seem unreachable.
“Over 90% of Camp Summit campers and families receive financial assistance from Camp Summit in order to attend camp. Help us continue our tradition of accepting all campers, regardless of their ability to pay, their age, or the severity of their disability, by donating in support of our 2018 “campership” campaign.
“Your donation helps ensure that our remarkable campers, like Alex and his friends, will never be turned away due to financial hardship, allowing them to experience the freedom of the outdoors, make s’mores around the campfire with new friends, and enjoy a week of adventure with no barriers.
“Support our campers by donating here, or visit www.campsummittx.org to learn more about our barrier-free camp programs. Thank you for making a camper’s dream come true this holiday season. Happy holidays from Camp Summit and our remarkable campers!”
-By Carla Weiland, Camp Summit president and CEO
* Graphic and photo proved by Camp Summit