Camp Summit, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services, Sports

Location: 17210 Campbell Road Suite 180-W Dallas TX 75252 USA

Mission: Camp Summit grew out of a "camp for crippled children" founded as a service project by the Soroptomists in Dallas. Today the recreational, therapeutic programming includes fishing, swimming, horseback riding, performing arts, adapted ropes challenge course, nature study, arts & crafts, games and group activities. The mission of Camp Summit is to provide barrier-free outdoor experiences that promote personal growth and foster independence for children and adults with disabilities.
Programs: Each year there are eleven one-week camp sessions during the summer and weekend sessions in the spring and fall. We have "camperships" available for nearly 90% of our campers. Even the most severely disabled are welcome at the camp where the camper to counselor ratio is 2-1. The benefits for the campers are endless...they can enjoy the outdoors with their peers while accomplishing personal goals. Families and caregivers get a respite from year-round care. Counselors are college students, some international, training in social service fields, physical therapy, and other special needs areas.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Camp Summit is truly a remarkable place! I am currently a volunteer in the camp’s office. I also worked several summers ago for the camp as a counselor and wrangler. Camp Summit’s uniquely designed camp means that every camper, regardless of the type or severity of his or her disability, gets to experience a “typical” camp experience, complete with horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and a ropes course. There’s even a giant (wheel-chair accessible) tree house.

What makes Camp Summit really special, though, is the dedication of the staff and volunteers. When I am at camp, I am always impressed by the level of enthusiasm and commitment – staff and volunteers go above and beyond to make sure that each and every camper has a great time while at camp. The campers are so excited when they arrive and camp and many come back year after year after year.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Camp Summit is a special place for special people! As a volunteer and donor, I've seen the benefits that Camp Summit delivers to campers and their families/caregivers. In addition to experiencing a full week of camp and all that entails, campers get a chance to check their disability and the gate and spend a week being just like everyone else. The families and caregivers enjoy the respite and always comment about the positive impact that Camp Summit has one their lives. The best thing about Camp Summit is that there is no upper age limit and campers are never turned away due to an inability to pay.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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