Young boy rock climbing at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recreational camp

CAMPS

The goals of camp are for our patients to foster independence and self-confidence, while developing and improving communication and problem-solving skills in an enjoyable “can do” setting. Campers are supervised 24 hours a day by counselors made up of Scottish Rite Hospital staff and volunteers.

Camp Counselors/Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering at one of our camps, please view our Camp Volunteer/Counselor application process on our Volunteer page for more information or to complete an application.

OUR CAMPS

For a child to be considered for camp, they must be an active patient of Scottish Rite Hospital and meet specific criteria. First, parents must complete a camp application. Once the application is received, the child’s medical record and application will be reviewed and considered based on eligibility and availability.

If you have questions about a specific camp, please use the appropriate camp contact indicated below.
Children at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recreational camp
Camp Carpe Diem is a weekend family camp for patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and their families, including parents, siblings and grandparents. It is held at Camp John Marc and is a great way for Scottish Rite Hospital patient families to connect with other TSC families. Camp Carpe Diem offers families a break from their daily routine and a fun camp experience.

Camp Location: Camp John Marc
Population Served: Scottish Rite Hospital patients with tuberous sclerosis complex
Camp Contact: campcarpediem@tsrh.org
Camp Dates: November 3-4, 2017

Camp sponsored by Scottish Rite Hospital
The mission of Camp Freedom is to encourage healthy lifestyles, personal growth, responsibility and independence within the patients of Scottish Rite Hospital who have amyoplasia and similar arthrogryposis conditions. Children participate in a variety of activities that develop and improve communication skills, create friendships, increase self-confidence, reinforce positive attitudes and learn problem-solving skills in an enjoyable “can do” setting.

Camp Location: Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children
Population Served: Scottish Rite Hospital patients ages 9 to 15 with amyoplasia and similar arthrogryposis conditions
Camp Contact: campfreedom@tsrh.org
Camp Dates: June 24-29, 2018

Camp sponsored by Scottish Rite Hospital

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The mission of Camp Joint Adventure is to encourage healthy lifestyles, personal growth, responsibility and independence within the patients of Scottish Rite Hospital who have juvenile arthritis or other connective tissue diseases in a safe and fun camp environment.

Camp Location: Camp John Marc
Population Served: Scottish Rite Hospital patients ages 7 to 15 with juvenile arthritis or other connective tissue diseases
Camp Contact: campjointadventure@tsrh.org
Camp Dates: July 29 – August 3, 2018

Camp sponsored by Scottish Rite Hospital
This camp brings prosthetic patients together to share and support one another through all their personal journeys of dealing with the daily issues faced by amputees. Camp activities include swimming, archery, arts and crafts, Putt-Putt golf, fishing, zip line, ropes course, scavenger hunt, nature exploration, games, movies in the Cinemark Theater, etc.

Camp Location: Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children
Population Served: Scottish Rite Hospital patients ages 9 to 15 with multiple limb amputations, a rotation plasty and bilateral PFFD
Camp Contact: campoutonalimb@tsrh.org
Camp Dates: June 24-29, 2018

Camp sponsored by Scottish Rite Hospital

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Camp TLC is sponsored by the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas. Its mission is to provide a safe and fun environment filled with adventure and exploration, where children with spina bifida can explore nature, try new experiences in a safe, supported, adaptable environment, make friends with other children facing their same challenges and strive for greater independence, all while providing quality medical treatment and care. Some of the goals of Camp TLC are to nurture a camper’s positive self-image, provide peer interaction and give opportunity for self-growth and independence.

Camp Location: Camp John Marc
Population Served: Scottish Rite Hospital spina bifida patients ages 9 to 16
Camp Contact: 
Spina Bifida Association of North Texas: 972-238-8755
Scottish Rite Hospital: camptlc@tsrh.org
Camp Dates: June 10-15, 2018

Camp sponsored by Spina Bifida Association of North Texas (SBANT)

HD 1 is an opportunity for children with upper limb differences and their families to meet others facing the same challenges. The weekend retreat includes fishing, sports and games, arts and crafts, cooking and a ropes course. Parent sessions are offered to focus on education, support and sharing experiences. For additional information, view our Hand Camp video.

Camp Location: Camp John Marc
Population Served: Scottish Rite Hospital patients ages 6 to 9 with hand differences 
Camp Contact: handcamp@tsrh.org
Camp Dates: April 27-29, 2018

HD 1.5 focuses on enhancing confidence and self-esteem in our preteen kids with a hand difference through team building, exposure to new experiences and developing leadership skills. These campers participate in activities including a high and low ropes course, arts and crafts, zip line and many additional organized games. For additional information, view our Hand Camp video.

Camp Location: Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children
Population Served: Scottish Rite Hospital patients ages 10 to 13 with hand differences
Camp Contact: camphd1.5@tsrh.org
Camp Dates: October 5-7, 2018

Camp sponsored by Scottish Rite Hospital

HD 2 focuses on enhancing confidence and self-esteem through team building, exposure to new experiences and developing leadership skills. These campers participate in activities including a high and low ropes course, fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, miniature golf, zip line and many additional organized games. For additional information, view our Hand Camp video.

Camp Location: Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children
Population Served: Scottish Rite Hospital patients ages 14 to 17 with hand differences
Camp Contact: camphd2@tsrh.org
Camp Dates: July 9-14, 2017

Camp sponsored by Scottish Rite Hospital