Counselor and Camper Interaction
Many of the Camp’s counselors are preservice special education students at A&M, who appreciate the rare experience of spending a weekend with children like those they will be teaching one day in their own classrooms. A low counselor to camper ratio ensures that each camper with a disability receives the support he or she needs to fully participate in all activities of their choice. Additionally, sibling campers enjoy an extra dose of attention not always available to them when their parents are understandably busy caring for their child who has a disability. Any applications received after the camp is full will be placed on a waitlist.
Camper Application Process
Are you interested in applying for your child to attend CAMP LIFE? In an effort to allow new families the opportunity to experience Camp LIFE, applications will no longer be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We will reserve a number of spots for new families and the remaining spots will be for returning campers. Returning campers that were unable to attend the previous camp will be given priority. Children with disabilities aged 5-21 and siblings without disabilities aged 5-12 are eligible for camp. Due to the limited spots available, only one sibling per family may attend. Fall Camp will be held October 18-20, 2019 and applications opened August 6th.
Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Camp LIFE has instituted an voluntary two-tier fee program. You may choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. Tier I ($275) is a partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little but still cannot afford the entire cost of the camp. Tier II ($375) most closely accounts for the true costs of the camp. The camp fees are per person. Campers who are financially assisted by agencies/organizations are asked to pay the full fee (Tier II.) If you choose Tier I, please state your need for stipend support on your application. There is a limited amount of stipend support available.
In order to apply for Camp LIFE, follow these steps:
- Submit online application
- Print, fill out and mail the forms:
- Camper Forms (English)
- Fill out the online Camp for All Waiver
Please indicate on your online application if you are paying with an electronic check or credit card. Paper checks will no longer be processed. Camp fees are non-refundable after two weeks prior to camp. If your child is accepted to camp, you will receive an email with the link to pay online. In order to reserve your child's spot, payments must be made within three business days. For your convenience, we've compiled a suggested packing checklist which includes directions to Camp For All.
Mail waivers and other forms to:
Attn: Aimee Day
College Station, TX 77843-4225