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Our Partner Groups

Camp Aranzazu works with numerous organizations throughout Texas to provide the opportunity for children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses to experience the adventures of camp. While Camp Aranzazu does not enroll individual campers, below are our camping partners and their contact information.

American Diabetes Association – Corpus Christi, Texas

Camp Sandcastle: The ADA brings kids from the Corpus Christi area and Coastal Bend who have type 1 diabetes. Camp Sandcastle provides a summer camp experience in a medically safe environment that also provides campers with opportunities to learn diabetes self-management skills, build relationships, and develop self-confidence. Contact Kassandra Rodriguez – KaRodriguez@diabetes.org


Aspire Academy and Social Motion Skills Program – Houston, Texas

Camp Aspire: Brings teenage and young adult campers and mentors from Houston for a social immersion camp. Campers on the autism spectrum can learn social and other skills. Contact Denise Hazen – hazendenise@yahoo.com


The Briarwood School – Houston, Texas

Camp SOAR: The Briarwood School is a private school that serves children and young adults with a variety of learning differences. Camp SOAR brings students with intellectual and developmental disabilities from the Tuttle School at Briarwood in Houston. 


Cornerstone Family Ministries Houston, Texas

Camp Cornerstone: Cornerstone Family Ministries brings teens from underserved neighborhoods in the Houston area. Contact Russell Etheredge – russell@cfmhouston.org


Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Texas

Camp Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi brings adult campers, whom they provide services for, to Camp Aranzazu including adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and hearing impairments. Contact Celia Mendez – cmendez@diocesecc.org


Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas

Camp Explore: Camp Explore is a vocational retreat for high school boys encompassing religious studies with a focus on priesthood. Contact Rachel Dimas – rdimas@diocesecc.org
 

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center - Corpus Christi, Texas

Camp Hear Here: The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center of Corpus Christi brings kids who are deaf and hard of hearing. Contact Denise Martin – 361-993-1154
 

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Corpus Christi, Texas

Driscoll Cardiology Department

Camp Hearty:  Brings campers who face different types of heart disease or who may have had a heart transplant. Contact Cathy Camp – Cathy.Camp@dchstx.org

Driscoll’s Nephrology Department

Camp Rock’n: Brings campers with kidney conditions such as kidney disease and transplants patients who would not be able to attend camp otherwise due to their medical and dietary needs. Contact Yesenia Neill – Yesenia.Neill@dchstx.org

Driscoll’s Oncology Department

Camp TLC: Brings teens living with cancer. Campers are teens who have been or currently are cancer patients along with their siblings and friends. Some campers are currently undergoing treatment while others may not be and many are in remission or now cancer free. Contact Dr. Jose Esquillin – Jose.Esquilin@dchstx.org

Driscoll Pastoral Department

Camp Lean on Me: Camp Lean on Me is a bereavement group for children who have lost loved ones. Contact Nora Garcia – Nora.Garcia@dchstx.org

Driscoll Pulmonology Department

Camp Easy Breathers: Brings campers with asthma or other pulmonary issues who can enjoy a camp including games and physical activity knowing that measures are taken to prevent asthma flares and that medical staff is on stand-by in case of emergency. Contact Aracely Bigelow – Aracely.Bigelow@dchstx.org

 

Epilepsy Foundation Central and South Texas – San Antonio, Texas

Camp Brainstorm: Brings children with epilepsy.  Based out of San Antonio, this camp allows the campers to escape the stigma of epilepsy and safely enjoy activities. Contact Ariel McCarter – ariel@efcst.org

Eva’s Heroes – San Antonio, Texas

Camp Eva’s Heroes: From San Antonio, this group brings teens and young adults with intellectual special needs with the goal of helping them flourish in society. Contact Jennifer Stevenson – jstevenson@evasheroes.org


Fearlessly You – Rockport, Texas

Brings 6th-8th grade girls. The camp introduces young ladies to the wonderful world of playing outdoors, working on team building in different environments and on empowering them to be the best young women they can be. Contact Leslie Voigt –  fearlesslyyourockport@gmail.com, Amanda Blackner –  amanda.blackner@yahoo.com


Memorial Hermann Hospital – Houston, Texas

Camp Kids Unlimited: TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital serves children and teens with various physical disabilities including spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, amputations, and others. This camp incorporates wheelchair sports into their session and also uses camp as a method of promoting functional independence in their campers. Contact Ava Skrabanek – Ava.Skrabanek@memorialhermann.org

Families of Trauma Patients Camp: Memorial Hermann brings patients who have undergone traumas and their families. Contact Betsy Johnson – Elizabeth.Johnson@memorialhermann.org


Mission Road Development Center – San Antonio, Texas

Camp MRM: Brings children, who are residents at the MRDC, with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Muscular Dystrophy Association – San Antonio, Texas and South Texas

Camp MDA: Brings campers living with various types of muscular dystrophy. A 1:1 camper to counselor ratio ensures that the needs of every camper are met and that all campers can enjoy every activity. Contact Jennifer Williams – JWilliams@mdausa.org


Respite Care of San Antonio

Camp Respite Care: Brings young campers in their care from San Antonio.


The Rise School – Corpus Christi, Texas

Camp Sunshine: The Rise School of Corpus Christi offers an inclusive classroom setting dedicated to early education of children with and without disabilities. Contact Vanessa Nisbet – director@risecorpuschristi.org


Texas Children’s Hospital – Houston, Texas

Long Term Renal Survivors: From Houston, this group is made up of current and former patients at Texas Children’s Hospital has battled some form of kidney condition. Contact Meredith Vela – mjvela@texaschildrens.org


The Vine School – Victoria, Texas

Camp Vine School: This group brings students with autism spectrum disorders from their school in Victoria. Contact Erin Hatley – thevineschool@gmail.com


West Houston Young Life – Houston, Texas

YoungLives: Young Life brings this retreat for teenage mothers from Houston. Contact Ann Gregory – anngregoryyl@yahoo.com