Camp TLC

We are excited for you to learn more about our 6 day residential camp – Camp TLC. We don’t just like camp we LOVE it.

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Spina bifida

What is Spina Bifida? More information here and links to resources.

What is Camp TLC?

Camp TLC is a 6-day residential camp program provided by  The Spina Bifida Association of North Texas to provide a true summer camp experience for children with Spina Bifida and other Neural Tube defects. Camp TLC is hosted by  Camp John Marc, at their state-of-the-art therapeutic camping facility near Meridian, Texas. Doctors, Nurses, and other specialists are provided primarily by  Scottish Rite for Children along with  Children’s Medical Center Dallas and  Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.

We accept 90-100 children, who stay in air-conditioned cabins with trained volunteer cabin counselors. Three counselors are assigned to 6 or 7 children in each cabin. The campgrounds have been designed to be completely accessible with a specially trained staff. Days at camp are filled with swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, photography, dance, singing, sports and games and other fun activities. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to allow their child with SB to experience greater independence, and to meet other kids facing the same challenges.

Camp TLC is staffed with 2 directors, 55 counselors, 6 Staff Members, 5 Horse handlers, 4 Therapists, 2 Child Life specialists, 2 Doctors, 30 nurses and 10 nursing students along with the Camp John Marc Summer staff of trained program leaders and directors.

Applications for our Camper programs are available to families with children of appropriate age in February. Deadlines for camp applications to be received for review is April 10th. Campers are accepted in order of application completed and received and cleared by Medical.

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