Camp For All is a unique, barrier free camp working in partnership with other non-profits to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families
throughout the year.
|Camp For All Founders (L-R) Larry Neuhaus, Dr. Bob Zeller and Dr. Paul Gerson|
In 1993, two Houston physicians who cared for children with special needs teamed up with a parent who lost a child to cancer. Their mission was to create a unique place that would embrace those who because of an illness or disability had limited opportunities to experience the joy of camp.
They began working in collaboration with 19 non-profits already operating modified camping programs for the special needs population. The goal was to discover the precise needs for the people they served before designing the camp.
The dream became a reality. Camp For All received its first campers in 1998 and today welcomes more than 7,000 children and adults throughout the year. The barrier free campsite works in collaboration with 56 non-profits and has served more than 90,000 since the gates opened.
Who we serve
Camp For All hosts campers with cancer, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, severe burns, sickle cell, cerebral palsy, cognitive challenges, cardiac issues, spinal cord injuries, PKU, neurofibromitosis, HIV, dermatological issues, and so much more. Most of the children and adults come from the greater Houston area and southeast Texas, but several of the camps draw nationally and internationally. Camp For All provides 68% of the cost for each camper to attend camp.
Collaboration with 56 other non-profits
Camp For All works in collaboration with 56 other non-profits. It is the host site and provides:
funding through donations for more than half the cost for each person to attend
barrier free camp facility
food that addresses multiple dietary needs
programs that are universal, open to all, and many are cutting edge
professionally trained staff