youth-related resources for you, family, colleagues, friends & all


Refer kids with special medical conditions &/or Type 1 Diabetes to & 830-896-8500:  Camping for children with physical disabilities, Type 1 Diabetes & cancer.

Ask for current year’s Camp Session Dates:

Children with Disabilities

TX Epilepsy Foundation’s Camp Neuron

Children with Down syndrome & TX Burn Survivors Society’s Camp David

Am. Cancer Society’s Camp Discovery

Children with Type 1 Diabetes

GO Center #350.  Texas Lions Camp/Kerrville, & RBHL@SuddenLink.Net or 806-797-7652; Trish Wilson: or 830-896-8500 & Board Members Sam Lindsey, Jack King & Rick Talbot.  No-charge, outdoor, summer camping on 504 acres of hills & woods; health-education & camp-graduation experiences for Texas children with disabilities – creating an atmosphere where campers will learn the “can do” philosophy & be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth & self-esteem; also, specialized camp for children with diabetes.  Offering special children the opportunity to be “just a regular kid” for a week:  swimming, music, photography, horseback riding, sports nature studies, arts & crafts, sleeping under the star, boating, high & low ropes course, archery.  Serving 60,000+ children since 1949; in ’09, 14 Lions Clubs sent 63 children to TLC that now has 30 buildings & an aquatic center/handicapped swimming pool.  Children have learned to ride horses, swim, camp & meet other children with similar circumstances.  Prototype for similar camps around the world.   Eligibility:  children 7-16 years old with any of these conditions:  asthma, amputee, blind/vision impaired, burns, heart problems, deaf/hearing impaired, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, cancer/tumor, lupus, muscular dystrophy, mute, polio, partial paralysis, rickets, scoliosis, sickle cell, stroke, Legg-Perthes, Charcot-Marie-Tooth; 8-15 years old with diabetes.  ’11 pilot program for children with Downs Syndrome.  ’11 campers from Brownfield, Floydada, Lubbock, Plainview, Post, Seagraves & beyond.  Additional resources:  Julien C. Hyer Camp Lions Youth Exchange Program,  bringing young adults of the world together under the banner of Lionism – to promote the change of ideas & cultural values.  Also, or or 888-777-5332 &  Lions International:  45,000 clubs & 1.35M members in 206 countries.


2.  Compassionate Friends Chapter in Lubbock (supporting family after a child dies) … regular meeting room (Room 105 of the Behavioral Sciences Bldg. on the Lubbock Christian University campus at 21st St. & Dover Ave.:   Should you need to speak with someone & cannot wait until the next meeting, please feel free to contact one of the COMPASSIONATE LISTENERS: 806-218-2397 or 806-549-6476 or or; 806-773-1375 or 806-392-1886 or or; 806-535-6551 or or 806-698-1803 or

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