Down Home Ranch Camp is a week-long, overnight summer camp for adults, 18+, with cognitive disabilities. We offer so many opportunities to learn new skills and make new friends. Days are filled with camp songs, swimming, arts and crafts, hanging with the Ranch animals, roasting marshmallows, paddling a boat, hiking and tons of fun! It’s everything summer camp should be – and so much more.
There will be lots of excitement starting June 7th and continuing on through the three sessions of camp. For the 2020 season, we are offering 40 spots per week-long session, split evenly between males and females.
Campers will be staying on a real working Texas Ranch, home to cattle, longhorns, chickens, donkeys, mini and full size horses and even a few barn cats. The 410-acre ranch has an in-ground pool, archery range and catch-and-release fishing pond that will be open for Campers to enjoy.
Camp lodging includes two community style bunkhouses with bathrooms and showers in each. All meals are shared in a camp dining hall. Should any special dietary requirements need to be followed, we are happy to help do so. There will be a camp nurse onsite for the entire duration of camp to assist with administration of medication and provide first aid. The Ranch is located a minimum of 45 minutes from emergency medical care.
The cost of camp is $900 per session and requires a $50 non-refundable application fee to be submitted at the time of application. If accepted, the application fee will be applied towards the $900 per session cost of camp. Included in the cost of each session is an overnight camp experience with well-trained staff, starting at 5pm on Sunday to 11am Friday, a souvenir camp t-shirt, meals from Sunday’s dinner to breakfast on Friday, camp arts and crafts to take home and a lifetime of memories!
2020 Camp Sessions-
First Session: June 7 – 12
Second Session: June 14 – 19
Third Session: June 21 – 26
Ranch Camp is perfect for Campers who enjoy group activities and the hustle and bustle of camp life. Campers who are disturbed by loud noise, crowds of people or disruptions in routine may not enjoy Ranch Camp. While the terrain at Down Home Ranch is rough and primitive, many activities are reachable by paved roads and concrete sidewalks. For those who use adaptive equipment for mobility, please note that some activities that may not be accessible. Reasonable accommodations will be made to help Campers have a traditional summer camp experience.