Camp For All is a unique, barrier-free camp working in partnership with other not-for-profit organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year.
Camp For All was proud to earn the Eleanor P. Eells Award in 2017 for program excellence as well as excellence in research in practice at camps. The national award, presented by the American Camp Association, recognized Camp For All 2U, the outreach program where we take Camp activities into hospitals.
Camper challenges include cancer, autism, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, severe burns, sickle cell, cerebral palsy, cognitive challenges, cardiac issues, PKU, NF, HIV, dermatological issues, spinal cord injuries and more. The children and adults come from the greater Houston area and southeast Texas and several of the camps draw nationally and internationally.
Camp For All works in collaboration with 64 different not-for-profit organizations. Camp For All provides the barrier-free camp, professional staff, universal programming, and appropriate foods. As part of our mission, we raise more than $2.4 million annually to provide half of the cost for each camper to enable campers to come to Camp For All. The 64 not-for-profits bring the campers, the medical staff, and the “in cabin” counselors. Also, they provide the other half of the cost.
Serving nearly 11,000 children and adults throughout the year, Camp For All provides opportunities for campers to find hope, grow in self confidence and realize they are not alone. Discovering they are not defined by their challenge, they focus on what they “can” do.
“At Camp For All, I get to do things that I never thought I could. I love the way that makes me feel and being with people just like me.”