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!
- Full-time counselors with experience and/or training in special education or related fields
- Full time camp coordinator
- We offer 8 separate weeks of summer camp each summer
- Each session has 10 campers in it.
- Our staff to camper ratio is 1:5 (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
- 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.
- 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
- Ages 16 – 30 years old
- Primary diagnosis of a developmental disability or cognitive challenge (Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, etc.)
- Largely independent in mobility and the basic daily living skills, including toileting, bathing, grooming, dressing and eating*
- Campers must be able to participate in camp activities independently without 1:1 assistance
- Free of physically aggressive or threatening behaviors (hitting, kicking, biting, pinching, scratching, yelling, etc.)
- Free of medical conditions that require RN assistance
- Wish to begin the transition from home to a more independent life
* We provide verbal prompts and reminders, but campers must be able to manage these activities independently on a consistent basis.
Summer Camp will return in 2022.
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