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Summer Camp 2022 Applications are being accepted now.

Please read 2022 camper requirements and eligibility carefully. 

Summer Camp

A fun and safe week where young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can learn, experience, and achieve

Our 200-acre campus, located just outside Austin, allows our campers to enjoy a wide variety of activities while promoting team development. All activities are adapted to meet the interests, skills and ages of our campers, and our dedicated staff will positively reinforce the progress that individuals make in problem solving, interpersonal communications, self-assurance, and independent living tasks. The week-long camp activities include:  swimming, horseback riding, arts, crafts, music, games, sports and community outings. It’s an active, exciting week at Camp Marbridge!

Marbridge will be accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Camp. In order to provide the most well-rounded camp experience and protect the 260 full-time residents of Marbridge, we will be requiring all campers to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster. Testing requirements, if necessary, will be communicated closer to the start of camp and are dependent upon state positivity rates.

Please complete the application located on this page and either email to [email protected], fax to 512-590-7268, or mail to

Marbridge Admissions
2310 Bliss Spillar Road
P.O. Box 2250
Manchaca, TX. 78652.

Spots cannot be held for incomplete applications. All applications will be reviewed for appropriateness by our admissions team.

Camp Highlights

Staffing

  • Full-time counselors with experience and/or training in special education or related fields
  • Full time camp coordinator
  • We offer 6 separate weeks of summer camp each summer
  • Each session has 10 campers in it.
  • Our staff to camper ratio is 1:10 (Campers requiring a 1:1 for any reason may not be appropriate for camp)
  • We have a triage nurse available at the multiple communities on campus, as well as access to an on-call nurse during evenings and weekends.
  • Families send all medications pre-packed, and our staff helps with administration at designated times

Amenities

  • Lovely Texas Hill Country setting on 200 acres
  • Planned community outings
  • Active schedule, with many sports and leisure opportunities
  • Our 1500 square foot camp house, where the campers sleep, is not ADA accessible. The sleeping spaces; a bedroom for males, and a bedroom for females, are shared sleeping spaces, meaning no camper has a private sleeping space
  • We usually have a combination of 6 males and 4 females, or 4 males and 6 females. There have been years where we have had a session containing only one gender if necessary.
  • The camp house is located on the outskirts of the Marbridge property and is not on the main part of campus. Campers will sleep in this location and use it for leisure time, but the rest of the time, they are participating in on-campus activities like sports games, art, equine, cooking, or fishing. They eat their meals in the residence dining halls on campus. We also do some evening recreation in the form of Round Rock Express baseball games, bowling, snow cone outings, and swimming.

Benefits

  • Provides young adults an opportunity to experience independence within a supervised setting
  • Prepares young adults who wish to begin a successful transition from high school or home setting to a more independent life
Eligibility
  • Camp is for ages 16 – 30 years old who are interested in future admission to Marbridge or wish to begin a transition to a more independent life
  • Primary diagnosis of an intellectual disability, developmental disability or cognitive challenge (Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, etc.)
  • Applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination and booster to attend
  • Able to independently walk longer distances and navigate uneven surfaces without assistance
  • Free of medical conditions that require the assistance of medically trained personnel
  • Able to participate in a regular dietary plan without exceptional modifications (Currently, Marbridge offers gluten-free, heart-healthy, and diabetic-friendly diet plans)
  • We offer 8 separate weeks of summer camp each summer
  • Each session has 10 campers in it.
  • Campers must be appropriate for a 1:10 ratio (Campers requiring a 1:1 for any reason may not be appropriate for camp)
  • Campers must be independent with personal care (showering, toileting, dressing, feeding, etc.), or at maximum, need verbal prompts
  • Campers must be free of aggressive or threatening physical or verbal behaviors (hitting, kicking, pinching, scratching, yelling, cursing)
  • Campers must be free of problematic sexual behaviors
  • Campers must be able to participate in camp activities independently without 1:1 assistance
  • Our 1500 square foot camp house, where the campers sleep, is not ADA accessible. The sleeping spaces; a bedroom for males, and a bedroom for females, are shared sleeping spaces, meaning no camper has a private sleeping space
  • We usually have a combination of 6 males and 4 females, or 4 males and 6 females. There have been years where we have had a session containing only one gender if necessary.
  • The camp house is located on the outskirts of the Marbridge property and is not on the main part of campus. Campers will sleep in this location and use it for leisure time, but the rest of the time, they are participating in on-campus activities like sports games, art, equine, cooking, or fishing. They eat their meals in the residence dining halls on campus. We also do some evening recreation in the form of putt-putt golf, bowling, snow cone outings, swimming, or similar activity.
  • We have a triage nurse available at the multiple communities on campus, as well as access to an on-call nurse during evenings and weekends. In emergency situations, we are equally distanced to St. David’s South and Seton Hays hospitals.
  • Our camp is staffed with direct care staff who are not medical professionals
  • Families send all medications pre-packed and labeled for each day of camp either in individual daily packs or in a weekly pill organizer, and our staff helps pass out meds at designated times
  • Campers arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Friday at noon
  • Marbridge Summer Camp is not an ACA Accredited Camp
  • Third party payors can be worked with if your agency is willing to contract with Marbridge and it’s established policies and practices. Please note families must still secure a spot with an upfront payment and we will refund once the agency submits payment.

 

* We provide verbal prompts and reminders, but campers must be able to manage these activities independently on a consistent basis.

2022 Dates:

Session 1      (June 5-10)  Session Full

Session 2      (June 12-17) Session Full 

Session 3      (June 19-24)

Session 4      (June 26-July 1)

Session 5      (July 10-15)

Session 6      (July 17- 22)  Session Full

Marbridge Summer Camp is not an ACA Accredited Camp

Third party payors can be worked with, if your agency is willing to contract with Marbridge and it’s established policies and practices

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