According to Camp Summit Board Of Director Member Meg Frainey,
“Camp Summit began 73 years ago as Camp Soroptimist, to give individuals with a wide range of disabilities a camp where they could go and be accepted for who they are!
“Each year, since that very first camp session of 19 campers, we’ve held overnight camp for individuals ranging in age from 6 to 99. Now each year, over 2,500 campers fully participate in a program designed for them.
“We’re unique because we never turn away a camper, even those who are medically fragile. We offer a 2:1 ratio of camper to counselor, a full medical team on site, and we can adapt every activity to accommodate the needs of the individual. Plus, we offer financial assistance.
“Whether someone is in a wheelchair, has an intellectual disability, or needs 100% assistance with daily life-skills, Camp Summit makes the impossible happen. We give each camper a ‘Yes I Can’ fun-filled week at camp.
“Camp adventures are held at our barrier-free facility in Paradise, Texas. Traditional camp activities are offered and campers live with peers in our authentic cabins. They socialize and gather with friends while enjoying their weeklong adventure.
“2020 has been a rough year, but we’ve adapted. We brought our campers a virtual line-up of activities, zoom events and even some sidewalk sing-a-longs. We stayed connected and provided a break from the boredom and isolation our campers were facing.
“Now we’re ready to gear up for in-person camps in 2021 and bring our campers back to a safe environment with engaging programs. To do that, we need your help!
“We invite you to visit www.CampSummitTx.org to learn how individuals with disabilities can grow and thrive through the experiences provided by our amazing camping programs. And please join our Council of Ambassadors to support and advocate for our remarkable campers and the life-changing adventures of camp.
“Memberships and donations can be made via phone at 972.484.8900. You can also use our secure website at https://camp-summit.networkforgood.com/projects/78587-join-the-council-of-ambassadors”
* Photo provided by Camp Summit