Camp Attitude was established to provide and promote active participation in a safe and inclusive outdoor camping environment for youth with special needs and their families. We strive to encourage positive attitudes through a quality camping experience for over 200 families each summer. Helping people reach their dreams and overcoming unusual obstacles and challenges are central to our mission.
It’s imperative that we communicate the importance of honoring people with special needs. We accomplish this by equipping the individual, their families and other organizations with the proper skill set to care for and demonstrate unconditional love.
We accomplish this by using Philippians 2:5 as our guide, “Our attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” Our motto is to serve, serve, serve, and serve some more!
Camp Attitude is a not-for-profit 501.c3 organization that depends upon the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations who believe, along with us, that adults and children with mental and physical challenges deserve to experience the affirming fun, restoration and inspiration a summer camp experience brings. No investment yields greater returns than the investment you make in the life of a child.
We are looking to partner with people, who can give $25 a month for the next year, or a one-time donation to help cover the expenses for Camp Attitude. Your donations will help make sure that we are able to have 8 weeks of camp this summer for our families. Please pray about partnering with our ministry, a ministry that provides kids with special needs the opportunity to experience a summer camp.
Camp Attitude Foundation
We were able to attend Camp Attitude this year (week 5) and it was probably the best experience away from home my children have ever had. For my son, Jonah, it certainly beat out Disney World. It was perfect for him and the rest of our family. My husband is currently deployed to Afghanistan and they accepted my sister as my support, making it even possible for me to travel there. My kids both had amazing buddies who showed such love and care for them. The support staff made everything run smoothly and with an atmosphere of fun and acceptance. Many of the families had attended previously, and you could see how much Camp Attitude has impacted their lives. I missed their parent hike (I stayed behind to watch my kids ride the horses), so I missed getting to know them even more. The experience was wonderful and definitely worth the trip from Texas. My husband hopes to be able to go in the future, if possible, to experience it for himself. God bless the staff and volunteers of Camp Attitude! - Heidi Robinson
To be honest, this was not only our first year at camp but our first time we ever went to a special needs camp so we didn't know what to expect. It was a little confusing and a bit scary to camp with others but like I told my boys, this year we will face our fears. It was amazing! We had so much fun, lazer tag, the lake, the water fight, the amazing food, the dance, the first time my son rode a horse and went on the top bunk. My other son caught a snake and rode the 3 wheel bike for hours! I learned how to play Farkle :) So many memories and tears when we left. I pray we go again next year to see our friends and hook up with our Buddy. Thank you Camp Attitude for a beautiful time at our first time at camp! - Yvonne Kostermans
I had heard about CA for several years before we actually went. WoW! If you're a family who experiences special needs- Go! It's life changing. Those who serve there are the most kind & generous people you'll ever meet.
I met my new best friend there & am excited to take my son back this year. ALSO, if you shop at store that offers "giving through your purchase" or you're looking for someplace to give "offering" consider CA, you won't be sorry! - Leslie Smith
Last year took my son to Camp Attitude with a friend, Thunder's preschool teacher, and my grandson and had the most amazing week ever since adopting Thunder! Found that all people were equal there and as soon as we pulled in as first time campers, my son did something he had never done before. He waved. I cried and all I could say was he felt the Lord and the love! He did things that other campers take for granted. Boating, horse back riding, tubing, kayaking, you name it they did it! Wish we could have gone again this year, just didn't have a driver to take us. Maybe by next year Thunder might be walking and talking and we could go by plane. I will keep it in my prayers just as walking and talking is there. Thanks for everyone that makes this amazing place available. To bad we don't have one in CA. - Stella Martinez