CAMP ARANZAZU ANNOUNCES VIRGINIA C. BALLARD AS PRESIDENT
The Board of Directors of Camp Aranzazu is pleased to announce that Virginia Ballard has joined Camp Aranzazu as President. Virginia brings over 25 years of non-profit experience to Camp Aranzazu and is known for her dedicated strategic, financial, and operational leadership. Virginia has served organizations in healthcare, education and recreation in a variety of capacities, bringing tremendously valuable and relevant experience to the Camp Aranzazu organization and mission.
During Virginia’s tenure with Discovery Green Conservancy and Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Cancer Center, she oversaw development activities and worked with community leaders and stakeholders in each of these organizations in support of their stated missions. Additionally, Virginia worked with physicians and patients in one of the largest pediatric cancer and blood disorder programs in the United States, providing a unique understanding of the community that Camp Aranzazu principally serves. Virginia adds further hands on experience in education having served as Director of Development for St. John’s School in Houston.
Virginia is a dedicated servant leader and is passionate about leading the Camp Aranzazu team to fulfill its mission: dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities by providing unique camping, environmental studies, and retreat experiences to groups with special needs.
Established in 2006 on Copano Bay near Rockport, Texas, Camp Aranzazu provides year-round therapeutic recreation and education programs to special needs groups from Greater Houston, Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley, utilizing its unique coastal waterfront and associated wetlands on Copano Bay. Camp Aranzazu serves as a place for campers to leave behind the stresses of their physical, medical, and emotional concerns, to experience new thrills and achieve great triumphs as they overcome challenges that normally limit their activity horizons and to enrich their bodies, minds and spirits.
Welcome to Camp Aranzazu—Unlimited Horizons
Camp Aranzazu provides year-round therapeutic recreation programs in Rockport, Texas designed to enrich the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Our high quality programs include unique camping, environmental studies, and retreat experiences to groups with special needs.
Thanks to the support from parents, camping partners, volunteers and donors, we are able to continue to offer life-changing therapeutic recreation activities to the individuals who need them the most.
Camp Aranzazu is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults who have special needs.