Registration opens Jan. 3 for Texas Lions Camp

by Staff reports

KERRVILLE – Registration for Texas Lions Camp, a free summer camp in the Texas Hill Country for youths ages 7-16 with physical disabilities, opens Monday, Jan. 3.

According to, “families who have a child with special medical conditions living un-der their roof qualify to attend TLC, along with their siblings and parents or guardians.”

The camp opened its doors on June 8, 1953, to approximately 40 children, growing every year to include an annual attendance today of more than 1,500 children.

In 2022, the format changes from previous years of camp, which was open to youths only, the site noted.

This year, there are five sessions, held in June and July.

“Different from many traditional approaches that may group children according to their diagnosis, TLC's program mainstreams children according to their age and gender,” allowing participants “not only to expe-rience what it is like to overcome their own obstacles but also the challenges presented to other children who have a different diagnosis,” the site noted.

Programs range from archery, swimming, fishing and ropes courses, to arts & crafts, music and other pastimes.

Camps also are offered for youths diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Type 1 Diabetes, with special-ized care provided for these campers.

Applications include submission of an in-depth application that includes a physical, doctor’s permission to attend, a Lion sponsor, dietary requirements and insurance information, among other information.

To learn more, call 830-896-8500 or 830-896-3666, or email

The Texas Lions Camp headquarters is at 4100 San Antonio Hwy. in Kerrville.