This is an amazing camp with an amazing vision. This is truly a place of acceptance, love and Christ! My favorite week of the summer every summer!
Camp Blessing is like no other place on earth. God does amazing things in the lives of campers and families through Camp Blessing. I am a youth pastor and I take teenagers every year to help work at Camp Blessing. It is amazing to see the way that God uses teenagers. I highly recommend Camp Blessing to other ministries - it is a life changing week. Being with campers 24x7 for an entire week is amazing. Campers are incredible and we are so fortunate to get to spend the week with them!
We have two boys who volunteer at Camp Blessing. While the camp was created to serve the campers, the volunteers come away with so much more. The leaders are all focused on growing both the campers and volunteers faith in our Lord. God's love is so evident from the moment you arrive. Both of our boys declare that their week at Camp Blessing is the "Best Week of Summer." They love spending time with the campers and are always disappointed when the week is over, as much as the campers. We love Camp Blessing and always encourage anyone with special needs to check it out because it is such a blessing to all who attend!!
Camp Blessing is the place where I see Jesus most in our world. Every year I serve, I am amazed at the time and effort the staff puts in to make sure each summer of camp is a great experience for families. There is NO place that compares to CBTX and I consider myself very privileged to be a part of their mission during my summers.
Camp Blessing lives up to its name! I have three kids, a niece, and a sister-in-law who have served and continue to serve at Camp Blessing every summer. The first time my oldest daughter asked me if she could have money to serve at Camp Blessing as a Barnstormer I asked her what she would be doing. She said she would be cleaning toilets and doing dishes and changing sheets and what ever they needed. I thought "and you have to pay to do that"? That summer when she came home from camp she was pumped up to serve at home and with a good attitude. When I saw her singing and doing dishes and taking other serving opportunities with joy, then I realized that the service she gives at Camp Blessing was just as much for her as it was for the campers. She was blessed by serving at Camp Blessing so much that she became a blessing to all of us at home! She loved it so much that my other kids couldn't wait to become of age to volunteer as well. And then some of our extended family also went this summer to see what was so fun. The blessings that the special needs campers experience from being served well doesn't just stop with them.... Camp Blessing keeps blessing and blessing!!
I had the opportunity to be on Staff at Camp Blessing this summer and it was truly the most incredible experience I have ever had. The directors, staff, and volunteers are all so hardworking, loving, and have such an incredible passion for the Lord. The campers bring so much joy to everyone around them are are loved unconditionally by everyone at camp. It is impossible to leave Camp Blessing without being forever changed.
This past summer was the first time I volunteered at Camp Blessing, and it changed my life! The amazing staff and directors are extremely approachable, they have such strong rooted faith, and they care so much about every camper. The abundant support at CBTX set Camp Blessing apart from other camps. I had not worked extensively with children with special needs before(Anyone can be a volunteer, they have a great training program for the volunteers before the campers arrive!) but I never felt alone or lost during my time at Camp Blessing. On a personal level, Camp Blessing opened my eyes to a passion that I did not know I had. I am truly grateful for my time at Camp Blessing and I highly recommend this organization!
I have been an adult volunteer at Camp Blessing a couple of times. It is the BEST! It is amazing to see special needs kids do things that they or anyone else never thought they could. I also love seeing the youth volunteers grow up and really change during their time at Camp Blessing. Camp Blessing is an amazing place, has great leadership and is highly recommended for both campers and volunteers. If you go once you will most certainly keep going back!
My kids have volunteered at Camp Blessing for the past 4 summers. Each time they've served, they have come away as blessed and enriched as the campers. It is a wonderful camp! Camp Blessing is so unique in what it provides - a "regular" camp experience for special kids. And it provides unique opportunities for kids to serve. My kids have learned so much from camp -- how to work with all kinds of people, how to serve, how to be loving and patient and kind, and to be grateful every day. We are so thankful for Camp Blessing! It is indeed a great nonprofit!
Camp Blessing has changed my life! Sharing the Love and Joy of Jesus with every staff member, camper and volunteer is a blessing. There is nothing greater than giving an adventurous camp experience to our loved ones with special needs. Camp Blessing allows each and every person to feel unconditionally loved and accepted. Can't wait for next summer!