What is Camp Amigo?
Each year, Austin Smiles hosts “Camp Amigo,” a fun-filled weekend at Camp for All. Located between Houston and Austin in Washington County, Camp for All provides Camp Amigo a unique camping experience that gives young people born with cleft lip/palate the chance for participants to be themselves, make friends, and have a great time with fellow cleft lip/palate patients. Campers take part in challenging and exciting activities that inevitably enhance their confidence, independence, and self-esteem. Campers also experience horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, nature programs, arts, and crafts – as well as a state-of-the-art challenge course, climbing wall, and zip line.
Who can attend Camp Amigo?
Any child in Central Texas who is born with a cleft lip or palate is invited to join Austin Smiles for our Annual Camp Amigo! Campers must be between the ages of 6-16 to attend. We also encourage adults and older teens born with cleft lip and palate to join Camp Amigo as counselors! Activities are facilitated by camp counselors with members of the Dell Children’s cleft team and valuable volunteers from Austin Smiles close by to keep campers safe and ensure campers feel included and supported.
Virtual Camp Amigo
We are not sure when our next Camp Amigo will be in person. However, we are hopeful that it will be soon! It the meantime we are hosting quarterly Virtual Camp Amigos online
Sponsor Camp Amigo?
A great way to get involved locally is to sponsor Camp Amigo. Camp Amigo provides campers with an opportunity to spend quality time with other children born with cleft lip and/or palate. This camp is designed to help kids understand that they are not facing the world alone. In Burton, Texas at Camp for All, our campers participate in various outdoor activities, create new friendships, and improve their self-esteem and confidence.
Thanks to people like you, this experience is provided at no cost to participants.
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