Camp Summit, a residential camp for adults and children with disabilities located next to Lantana, was awarded the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence this week at the 2010 National American Camp Association Conference in Denver, Colorado.
The award honors programs that develop effective, creative responses to the needs of people and/or societal problems using the camp environment and the positive contributions that the camp has made on individuals and society.
“It is an honor for Camp Summit to receive this prestigious award,” said Camp Summit’s CEO, Carla Weiland.
“I believe we were selected for this award because of our unique qualities,” Weiland said. “We welcome campers with all disabilities regardless of the severity, and because of our ages of our campers, specifically having no upper age limit. We have had a camper as old as 87 join us at camp and many of our campers have been camping for 20, 30, and even over 50 years.”
Camp Summit has served individuals with disabilities in North Texas for 63 years from its location in unincorporated Denton County on Copper Canyon Road, just north of FM 407, a few miles from Flower Mound.
Campers at the facility may be physically challenged, developmentally delayed or have multiple disabilities ranging from mild to severe.
“Whether they are 6 years old and experiencing camp for the first time or coming at age 47 for their 31st year, our camp provides individuals with disabilities a rare oasis of wholesome fun while enjoying nature at our camp,” said Weiland.
For more information about Camp Summit, visit their website or call 972-484-8900.