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Children and Adults with Special Needs and Chronic Illnesses

Everyone can enjoy and benefit time at camp, regardless of any physical or developmental challenges. The camp serves children and adults of all ages with wide variety of challenges, including epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome, autism, cancer, spina bifida, asthma, cerebral palsy, diabetes, kidney disease, adolescent obesity, head and spinal cord injuries, neurological differences, and hearing and sight impairments.

Our three full-time Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists work with each camping group, tailoring their activities to meet the group's specific goals and objectives. 

Camp Aranzazu has a unique program philosophy called "Intentional Camping," which is "the purposeful design of a camping experience to nurture the physical, social, emotional, and mental development of each child." With this in mind, we work with each camping partner to customize their camping session so that meets their specific goals and objectives. Generally speaking, our goals are the following:

1. To challenge campers' beliefs about themselves and their capabilities;

2. To increase their confidence and help them have fun and explore exciting new pursuits; and

3. To help them make friends and develop a social support network that can provide support long after the camping session has ended. 

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Zazu Host Committee

Traci McLester Arellano

Darrell Atkins

Frank Bay

Robin and Jeff Floyd

Cindy and Larry Forney

Holly and Tom Forney

Melissa and Charles Hall

Gloria Hicks

Chip Jenkins

Robert Kelley

Scott Meares

Chris and David Nesloney

Bob Shockney

Britni and William Key

Bob Shockney

Ashley Rhodes Smith

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Volunteer

We welcome your help, whether it's once a week or once a year. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities that are typically available. If you are interested in volunteering, please download the volunteer application and return to Bianca Hernandez at bhernandez@camparanzazu.org. Thank you for your interest!

Special Events Support

Camp Aranzazu holds several fundraising events throughout the year in Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Rockport. Volunteers are always needed!

Maintenance of Facilities and Grounds

With 104 acres, we can always use help more maintaining our beautiful camp.

Front Office Support

In the summer, we need help answering the phones, greeting guests, and keeping the office organized and running smoothly.

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