I am pleased to share that Camp Aranzazu is well on its way to recovering from the hurricane. We have begun hosting campers again and look forward to being fully operational in time for our busy summer season.
I also am excited to report that we have a new managing director, Ashley MacKenna, who has more than 30 years in the camping industry. She is working with Camp Director Amelia Haslam to help expand our programming and utilization, and also oversees the management of our facilities.
Speaking of facilities, the bridge over to our 27 acres on the waterfront is almost done. Construction of the pier, t-head, and other waterfront features is well underway.
The last bit of exciting news is that Coach Mack Brown—recently elected to the College Football Hall of Fame—will be speaking at a fundraising event for the camp on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The event will take place in Houston. Mark your calendar! Details to follow!
Thank you for your shared interest in supporting children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses. 2018 is going to be a great year. Please come visit!
Virginia C. Ballard
Camp Aranzazu is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization in Rockport, Texas, that provides therapeutic recreation programs that are designed to enrich the lives of children and adults with chronic illnesses and special needs. Since 2006, we have served more than 20,000 campers from more than 50 counties in Texas.