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Copano Bay

Campers can spend time sailing or kayaking in Copano Bay, home to a diverse ecosystem of native birds like the whooping crane, finfish including red drum, black drum, flounder and trout, as well as shellfish such as oysters.

Copano Bay

Viewing Platform

See what types of plants and animals are living in the wetlands from your perch on the accessible Viewing Platform.

Viewing Platform

Fishing Pond

Stocked with fish who like to be caught, kissed and released! Don’t forget to make a wish as you toss your fish back in the pond.

Fishing Pond

Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddle Boarding Lake

Practice your paddling skills in this shallow, inland lake. We offer kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.

Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddle Boarding Lake

Wetlands

Campers can experience this unique ecosystem and learn how wetlands provide food and habitat for native wildlife.

Wetlands

Fire Pit

Best place for campfire, s’mores and singing in all of Aransas County.

Fire Pit

Challenge Course

Campers of all abilities can climb, zip and test their limits on the Challenge Course, all while having the power to choose their challenge.

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Challenge Course

Screamer

Are you brave enough to try the Screamer? This giant swing produces just as many laughs as it does screams. You can choose how high you go.

Screamer

Nature Hut

During the summer, meet our critters, including snakes, guinea pigs, mice and hedgehogs. Also learn about South Texas flora and fauna.

Nature Hut

Boardwalks

Accessible Boardwalks allow campers to glide above the wetlands and explore nature up close.

Boardwalks

Boardwalks

Accessible Boardwalks allow campers to glide above the wetlands and explore nature up close.

Boardwalks

Bird Blind

Built by student volunteers from UT’s Gulf Coast DesignLab, the Bird Blind allows excellent views of native birds, wetlands and tidal pools.

Bird Blind

Hummingbird Plaza

Enjoy the coastal breezes under this all-purpose covered area for games, skits, basketball, hockey and more.

Hummingbird Plaza

Entrance

Look for the Camp Aranzazu logo in the air off of Loop 1781.

Entrance

Fire Pit

Best place for campfire, s’mores and catching the sunset over Copano Bay

Fire Pit

Bridge to Copano Bay

This massive, accessible bridge takes campers across Loop 1781 to our 27 acres of waterfront and wetlands to discover Copano Bay.

Bridge to Copano Bay

Welcome Center & Dining Hall

The 10,000 square-foot Welcome Center and Dining Hall includes the Whataburger/Dobson Family Kitchen, as well as staff offices.

Welcome Center & Dining Hall

Tree House Cabin 3

This cabin is used primarily to house summer staff.

Tree House Cabin 3

Nature Education Building

Perfect shady spot on Copano Bay utilized for waterfront programming and environmental education.

Nature Education Building

Archery Range

Our accessible archery range is a perfect place for campers to master new skills and practice their aim.

Archery Range

Health Center

Visit the homey Health Center to take medicine and receive treatments while at camp. Two bedrooms are available for medical staff (five beds total). Equipped with nurse’s station and treatment rooms.

Health Center

Sanctuary

See the custom-designed stained glass windows depicting Our Lady of Aranzazu. This air-conditioned area can be used for ceremonies, yoga, reflection and more.

Sanctuary

Party Pool

Our new Party Pool has a maximum depth of four feet making it the perfect place to can enjoy the cooled water and hang out with friends.

Party Pool

Cabin Parking

Park here for easy cabin access.

Cabin Parking

Classic Pool

Enjoy dips in our accessible classic pool with shallow and deep ends.

Classic Pool

Bird's Nest Cabin 5

Bird’s Nest and High Tide look similar. Can you spot the difference? This four-room cabin also holds up to 52 campers, has en suite restrooms and air conditioning.

Bird's Nest Cabin 5

Sarofim Creative Arts Center

Spend some time getting to know your creative side in the Sarofim Creative Arts Center, with a variety of fine arts programs developed in conjunction with artists from the Rockport Center for the Arts. We also have a kitchen for cooking classes.

Sarofim Creative Arts Center

Guest Parking

Park here and check in at the Welcome Center if you are just visiting or arriving for camp.

Guest Parking

High Tide Cabin 6

High Tide is our newest cabin, named after local aquatic life. This four-room cabin holds up to 52 campers, has en suite restrooms and air conditioning.

High Tide Cabin 6

Hilltop Cabin 4

This two-room cabin holds up to 26 campers, has en suite restrooms and air conditioning. These rooms are named after local wildflowers.

Hilltop Cabin 4
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Copano Bay
Viewing Platform
Fishing Pond
Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddle Boarding Lake
Wetlands
Fire Pit
Challenge Course
Screamer
Nature Hut
Boardwalks
Boardwalks
Bird Blind
Hummingbird Plaza
Entrance
Fire Pit
Bridge to Copano Bay
Welcome Center & Dining Hall
Tree House Cabin 3
Nature Education Building
Archery Range
Health Center
Sanctuary
Party Pool
Cabin Parking
Classic Pool
Bird's Nest Cabin 5
Sarofim Creative Arts Center
Guest Parking
High Tide Cabin 6
Hilltop Cabin 4
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We are committed to fulfilling our mission and maintaining the trust of our friends, donors, partners, campers, and families. 

We are extremely grateful to receive a four star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency  of America's largest charities. Charity Navigator awarded Camp Aranzazu four out of a possible four stars. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Camp Aranzazu adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. 


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Host Committee

Dee Dee & Steve Robinson, Chairs 

Jennifer & Fields Alexander

Elizabeth & Daryl Allen

Kim & John Bonner

Dee & Jeff Boswell

James Brolan

Stephanie & Ernie D. Cockrell

Ned Crady

Don Fernbach

Tom Fish

Katherine & Bobby Hatcher

Bill Hightower

Leigh & Jack Kins

Tracie & Terrell Palmer

Katherine & Brian Parsley

Al Pratka

Tim Reilly

Steve Rothbauer

Ward Sheffield

Culver Stedman

Patia Strickland

Reagan Swinbank

Prissy & John Watson

Julie Williams

Host Committee

Shannon and Jon Turner, Co-Chair

Blake and Perry Finger, Co-Chair

Heather & Harry Affleck

Betsy & Wally Baker 

Sage & Rowe Blount

Mills & Tres Buchek

Sarah & Will Caruth

Mary & Hunter Conger

Liz & Chris Dewar

Caroleene & Bobby Dobson

Jolie & Meade Flavin

Tifini Furst & Paul Golibart

Katherine & Matt Gainey

Shannon Gunn & Chris Hosner

Allegra & Hunter Hawkins

Trish & Clint Hennessey

Gretchen & David Herrmann

Brendan Herrmann

Sally & Roger Hill III

Camille & Clark Mandigo

Nicole & Rob McClane

Muffin Moorman 

Kristan & Tom Northington

Courtney & Chip Percy

Katherine & John Smelko

Chaney & Tripp Stuart 

Jeanne & Kelvin Tatum

Ashley & Rad Weaver

Jodi & Michael Wood

Christen & George Wommack

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

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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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Activity Leader Summer 2019 Job Opportunity

Every year, Camp Aranzazu hires roughly 20 college aged individuals with varying skill sets to work as Activity Leaders from mid-May to mid-August. Activity Leaders have the fun and impactful job of enriching the lives of our campers with special needs through unique camping, environmental studies and retreat experiences. Activity Leaders facilitate a variety of activities including, but not limited to arts and crafts, archery, high and low challenge courses, sports and games, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, swimming, nature sessions and more!

Benefits of this paid position include room and board and the potential to satisfy fieldwork and internship requirements in various fields of study. Apply online today and prepare for the summer camp experience of a lifetime!

If you have any questions, contact our Camp Director, Amelia Haslam, at ahaslam@camparanzazu.org.


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