Young boy rock climbing at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recreational camp


The goals of camp are for our patients to foster independence and self-confidence, while developing and improving communication and problem-solving skills in an enjoyable “can do” setting. Campers are supervised 24 hours a day by counselors made up of Scottish Rite for Children staff and volunteers.

Camp Counselors/Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering at one of our camps, please view our Camp Volunteer/Counselor application process on our Volunteer page for more information or to complete an application.


For a child to be considered for camp, they must be an active patient of Scottish Rite for Children and meet specific criteria. First, parents must complete a camp application. Once the application is received, the child’s medical record and application will be reviewed and considered based on eligibility and availability.

If you have questions about a specific camp, please use the appropriate camp contact indicated below.
Children at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children recreational camp

The mission of Camp Joint Adventure is to encourage healthy lifestyles, personal growth, responsibility and independence within the patients of Scottish Rite for Children who have arthrogryposis, multiple limb loss and a variety of rheumatic conditions in a safe and fun camp environment. Children participate in a variety of activities that develop and improve communication skills, create friendships, increase self-confidence, reinforce positive attitudes and learn problem-solving skills in an enjoyable “can do” setting.

Camp Location: Camp John Marc
Camp Contact:
Camp Dates: July 28 – August 2, 2024
Dates for Counselors: July 27 – August 2, 2024

Camp sponsored by Scottish Rite for Children

Camp TLC is sponsored by the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas. Its mission is to provide a safe and fun environment filled with adventure and exploration, where children with spina bifida can explore nature, try new experiences in a safe, supported, adaptable environment, make friends with other children facing their same challenges and strive for greater independence, all while providing quality medical treatment and care. Some of the goals of Camp TLC are to nurture a camper’s positive self-image, provide peer interaction and give opportunity for self-growth and independence.

Camp Location: Camp John Marc
Population Served: Scottish Rite for Children spina bifida patients ages 9 to 16
Camp Contact: Spina Bifida Association of North Texas
Camp Dates: June 9-14, 2024
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Camp sponsored by Spina Bifida Association of North Texas (SBANT)

HD 1 is an opportunity for SRC patients, ages 5-9, with upper limb differences and their families to meet others facing the same challenges. The day camp (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) includes fishing, sports and games, arts and crafts, a ropes course, good food and fun. Parent sessions are offered to focus on education, support and sharing experiences.

Camp Location: Camp Summit
Camp Date: March 23, 2024
Camp Contact:

HD 1.5/2 focuses on enhancing confidence and self-esteem in our preteen kids with a hand difference through team building, exposure to new experiences and developing leadership skills. These campers participate in activities including a high and low ropes course, arts and crafts, zip line and many additional organized games. 

Camp Location: Variety's Peaceable Kingdom
Population Served: Scottish Rite for Children patients ages 10-17 with hand differences
Camp Contact:
Camp Dates: June 16-21, 2024

Camp sponsored by Scottish Rite for Children