4100 San Antonio Hwy
Kerrville, TX 78029
Camping for Children with Handicaps
The Texas Lions Camp has been providing free outdoor camping experiences to handicapped children since the early 1950's. While at Camp, campers have the opportunity to enjoy many activities including: swimming, horsemanship, ropes course, arts & crafts, nature studies, animal science and horticulture, music, drama, recreation and athletics, shooting sports and overnight/outdoor campouts.
Each session begins with an opening campfire ceremony, where campers are officially introducedto the staff and the Camp rules are explained to campers by the Camp's director. Most importantly, each camper is invited to set a goal for the week, and to purpose to work hard to make their goal come true during their session.
In a ceremony that is rich in symbolism, each camper "blows" their wish onto a stick, and the stick is then thrown into the fire. As each child throws their stick into the fire, several things begin to happen. Number 1, the fire grows, symbolizing that as we work together, our efforts are multiplied and the fire burns brighter and hotter then it would with just a single stick. Number 2, the sticks (goals) are transferred in the smoke to some place on Camp, where campers must work to claim the goal for themselves.