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.

Camp is our Happy Place. Get to know those that lead the huge team that make it possible.

Spina bifida

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

Camp TLC Directors

Julie Carter

Camp TLC Director

Hello! I am Julie and I am one of the camp directors for Camp TLC and immediate past chair of Spina Bifida Association of North Texas.
I began my Camp TLC Adventure in 1999 when I started raising money for Camp Through the SBANT.
I then started volunteering in 2003 as a counselor and eventually started assisting the camp director.
I love Camp! My favorite part about camp is the friends I have made there like my team mate Erik. That’s right we were counselors together and now we get to plan Camp TLC every year!
We never planned to be Camp directors but here we are enjoying every minute of it. There is room for you on our Team if you love camp and love to work hard!
I love the kids, working with the volunteers and partnering with all the hospitals and counselors and staff.
When I am not doing Camp TLC stuff I enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
I especially like being a wife and mom.
I am proud that my husband Jeff, My two sons (Jeffrey and Jared) and my sweet daughter-in-law (Sami) help me make camp the best it can be. 
Additionally I have had many friends, nephews, and nieces join in the fun. Camp is contagious!
My favorite role is being Gju and playing with my Grandson, Marty and my Granddaughter, Ollie Lu.
I’ll see you in June!

Erik Meintser

Camp TLC Director

Hello! I am Erik and I am a Camp director.

I have been involved with Camp TLC for over 17 years. I went with my son (who was a counselor) to a training session and realized that I wanted to be involved. I started out as a counselor and fell in love with the camp, the volunteers and the campers. I moved from counselor to head counselor to now an assistant director. I also created the virtual camp (Camp Everywhere) which was recognized by the National Spina Bifida Association.

We start working on camp in January and all the hard work pays off when we see the buses with campers arrive. It is the highlight of my year.

When I am not working on camp, I am enjoying my family – my wife (Michelle), my kids (Bianca, Amanda and Nicholaas) and my 4 grandkids (Tristan, Haven, Milan and Memphis). I am know as Cookie by my grandkids and other family and friends..

I am truly thankful to them for giving me the chance to participate in camp each year. I am truly blessed.

I can’t wait for Camp and seeing everyone.

Dr. Richard Adams

Camp Medical Director

Richard Adams, M.D., is the medical director of pediatric developmental disabilities at Scottish Rite for Children and Professor of Pediatrics and Division Director,  Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Adams is board-certified through the American Board of Pediatrics in two subspecialties: Neuro-Developmental Disabilities and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Having served as chairman of the Committee on Children with Disabilities for the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Texas Pediatric Society) for a decade, he was recently named “Chair Emeritus” of the committee and continues to work with Texas state agencies on behalf of children with special needs.

Dr. Adams is a member of the Camp John Marc Advisory Board, and for 30+ years has served as the medical director of “Camp TLC,” an annual camp for 100 youths with spina bifida. He loves camp and all the opportunity it gives to our campers. We are more than grateful for his attention to all our medical care and for the leadership of our medical team. He is a true camper focused partner.

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