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!
Camp Blessing Texas is a wonderful place to serve. I have recommended many of my friends to come and be apart of what is happening. Every summer kids come to serve and leave changed themselves. I would rate this a five on the people, program, and love they have for volunteers and campers alike.
I have worked at camp Blessing the last 3 summers and I have been forever changed! The directors do an amazing job at having prayer filled vision for everything. The Lord is the ultimate foundation for camp blessing and everyone that attended camp; camper, volunteer or staff leaves with a better understanding of how big our God is. The purpose of camp is to allow camper to feel loved, accepted, valued maybe for the first time in their lives. Camp blessing is an amazing ministry with an incredible vision and I would love if everyone could experience it because it will truly change your life!
For the past three summers, I have volunteered as a nurse at Camp Blessing. I have also accompanied 30 nursing students to work in the clinic and serve as camp counselors for campers. The students and I have been touched by many interactions with the campers and staff at Camp Blessing. It is amazing how the campers receive individualized care with a counselor for each camper. My students and I have grown professionally and personally by volunteering at this wonderful camp.
As far as the camper's experience, I think that can best be reflected by a prayer that I overheard from one camper: "Dear Lord, please let the year go by really fast so I can come back to Camp Blessing!"
Natalie Bachynsky, MSN, RN, CNE
I have worked at Camp Blessing for 4 summers and I absolutely love it! This camp is so different and anyone that walks through the gates can agree. I have grown as a person at this camp and I have learned to really put others before myself. We as staff have to build relationships in a short period of time and with God's help we can. Camp Blessing a piece of Heaven on Earth and I am truly blessed to have had an opportunity to experience it.
Worked here as a as counselor (one on one) with a child. The first year it opened back when it was Camp Barnabas, TX. Love what they do and stand for. It is life changing for volunteers, children and their parents. I wish i could to it again but the position I am in life right now just have not had a chance! Maybe someday again. Everyone is truly welcome :) God Bless, Megan
Camp Blessing is amazing! It is such a life changing event. This year was my first year to volunteer here and I served for the three most amazing weeks ever! I was a counselor twice and a barn barnstormer once. The love and acceptance from everyone is so inspiring! From the moment I got out of the car I could feel the love of God here. It was so amazing to serve along side with so many other selfless, loving and accepting volunteers and staff! I can't wait to return! 7 more months!
Camp Blessing is my favorite place on Earth. It is the only place I have come to find where everyone truly is welcomed and served without expecting anything in return. This camp is aptly named because it truly a blessing for everyone involved, not just campers. I volunteered at Camp Blessing in 2011 and was on stuff this past summer (2012). My life was forever changed. Job opportunities have been exposed to me that I never would have even thought about before. I have met so many wonderful people that all share my love for the Lord and for serving. The list of all the amazing things you can experience because of camp is unending. There is no "camp high," because you cannot leave camp the same as you came in. Once you arrive at camp, you change, and it's for good. My life is so much sweeter because of my experiences at camp. Watching people with disabilities and people without disabilities come together and be loved and treated equally, that is rare in today's society. Camp Blessing has truly mastered something beautiful. I recommend it to everyone I know. My boyfriend was wary in his walk with the Lord, but through seeing my faith and lessons I learned from camp, he has been renewed. Where once he questioned, he now accepts. Where once he faltered, he now triumphs. It is all because of Camp Blessing. No matter where you are in life, Camp Blessing can help you.
I have volunteered at Camp Blessing for 5 years as a volunteer and this past summer was on staff. I can personally say that Camp Blessing Texas has had a life changing effect on my life and has even opened doors for career options I would have never known about. The people involved in CBTX care so much about the people they serve that they go above and beyond to make sure they can do all the activities and parties at camp. CBTX is a place of love and acceptance that is just an amazing place to be and experience.
Camp Blessing is a life changing camp geared towards beautiful children with special needs. I have volunteered at this camp twice, once this summer (2012) and the summer before (2011). Both time I had an amazing, life changing experience and developed a close relationship with a camper. We got to do so many fun things together like zip lining and rock climbing and fishing and so much more! But what makes this camp stand out is the love of Christ shown to all who attend it. The volunteers come thinking they'll change a camper's life when really their own lives are changed. I would recommend camp blessing to any and everyone! It is an outstanding camp with amazing leaders who love the Lord and those campers!