Each June, SBANT sponsors a 6-day residential camp at Camp John Marc (www.campjohnmarc.org) for children with Spina Bifida ages 9 to 16. Doctors and nurses from the SB clinic at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (www.tsrh.org) organize and supervise the medical care provided at camp. We accept between 90 and 100 children, who stay in air-conditioned cabins with trained volunteer cabin counselors. Three counselors are assigned to 6 or 7 children in each cabin. The campgrounds have been designed to be completely accessible, and it is a state-of-the-art therapeutic camping facility, with a specially trained staff. Days at camp are filled with swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, photography, dance, singing, sports and games and other fun activities. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to allow their child with SB to experience greater independence, and to meet other kids facing the same challenges.
Applications are sent to constituents with children of the appropriate age in February each year.
Contact the association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-238-8755 if you do not receive an application, because the camp fills quickly. Keeping your SBANT information current is the best way to get your camp application in a timely fashion. To update your contact information, please email email@example.com.
More information about camp can be found on our Camp TLC website at www.camptlc-sbant.com.
Information on the programs can be found below in English and Spanish.