Providing camping experiences at no charge, to children with medical conditions since 1949.

 

Texas Lions Camp
P.O. Box 290247
Kerrville, TX 78029

830.896.8500 Office
830.896.3666 Fax

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Master Plan

How great is this? This past August, the Board of Directors approved the commissioning of a Master Plan study for Texas Lions Camp. According to Board President, Rick Stoorza, “TLC had a Master Plan in the early 1990s which has since been successfully completed through the capital Campaign known as ‘CAMPaign 2000.’ It is now time for the next evolution in Texas Lions Camp’s distinguished history.”

In response, TLC’s Chairman of Camp Improvements, James Wheeler and CEO, Stephen Mabry, negotiated an RFP and ultimately an engagement with long-time partner and award winning architectural firm MarmonMok of San Antonio. The engagement has been approved by the Executive Committee as recommended by the Camp Improvements Committee. “It is crucial that TLC plan for the unknown – specifically – that TLC is actively taking steps towards what will be, rather than what already is,” said Mabry. “I applaud the Board’s vision and foresight that will position TLC to serve the next generation of people who will need the services provided by TLC, most of whom have yet to be born. I am thankful for the resources that have been allocated for this important endeavor and we have already begun the process,” said Mabry.

The Master Plan will be predicated upon an in-depth analysis of existing programs and facilities, which will be “tested” and explored by soliciting the feed-back of TLC’s main publics and constituents to include at least the following: the Board, Lions, camper-parents, campers, professional staff, seasonal staff and industry partners.

The first round of meetings began this past week (September 25th) when a delegation of 4 from MarmonMok, including managing partner Steve Souter, met with the CEO and professional staff of TLC for an all-day, deep dive and dream session entitled, “What Could Be.” The next round will include a dream-session with Lions and Board members present at the Centennial Celebration in Dallas on October 7, 2017. If you would like to participate and give input, please join us (no charge) for our session on Saturday at 2:00-4:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency.

New Beginnings

Texas Lions Camp is restructuring in order to align the organization with its strategic plan for the long-term and in the near-term, in preparation for Summer Camp 2018. According to TLC’s CEO, Stephen Mabry, this will involve the addition of new positions and personnel within one or more of the eight departments that comprise the staff of Texas Lions Camp, Inc.

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TLC for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Our hearts and prayers go out to all those in the coastal region affected by Hurricane Harvey. From our campers to our Lions and staff and all those we have yet to meet, TLC is focused on relief efforts and stands ready to assist when called upon. It was our privilege to open our doors and our facility to the City of Aransas Pass to provide shelter during that first dark day and threat to life and property. They have continually been on our mind since they returned home to assist in rescue and recovery operations.

It goes without saying, that our state and nation are focused on shelter and relief operations in the wake of this historic and unprecedented storm and TLC has a long history of supporting such sheltering efforts. In fact, over a decade ago, TLC hosted and participated in a planning session for evacuations and sheltering operations sanctioned by the then Governor Rick Perry's Office of Emergency Management. Since that time, the City of Kerrville has signed an agreement to be designated as a Point to Point Shelter with San Patricio County, while TLC has a standing MOU with BCFS, the primary state contractor for disaster shelter operations in Texas and abroad. Through these channels, TLC will participate as a general and up to a level 2 medical shelter when tasked by FEMA, the State, City, County, BCFS or Red Cross. TLC also has a standing agreement with Kerr County's Extension service to provide over-flow housing for livestock, should it be needed. In that regard, TLC's CEO, Stephen Mabry, has had a number of conversations with the coordinators of these agencies concerning their status and needs both before and since this disaster unfolded.

Should TLC be further tasked as a shelter in the weeks or months to come, our website as well as our Facebook page will serve as your channel for information and how you might become involved. Until then, keep doing what you are doing to support and participate in meeting the needs of others. Our hearts are heavy due to the hardship of our friends and neighbors, but our spirit is strong and resolved to support them in their recovery. Those with questions or comments about this news release are invited to contact Stephen Mabry directly at TLC's Administration Building.

To learn what Lions Clubs of Texas is doing in response to the crisis, please visit their website by clicking here. (You will be taken outside of TLC's website).

James Avery Craftsman issues $75,000 Challenge Grant to TLC

James Avery Craftsman, Inc. has issued a $75,000 Challenge Grant to help Texas Lions Camp reach its goal of raising $1,000,000 in net proceeds during the 25th Annual Harry Wickersham Golf Tournament, which will be celebrated in August of 2018.  Every gift designated for the event (starting with last year's tournament) will be matched dollar for dollar up to $75,000.  With this challenge, James Avery Craftsman, Inc. has been designated as the Title Sponsor for the 2018 tournament.

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Summer Camp 2018 Schedule

Session 1

June 10-16, 2018

Children with Physical Disabilities

Session 2

June 17-23, 2018

Children with Physical Disabilities

Session 3

June 24-30, 2018

Children with Physical Disabilities

Session 4

July 1-7, 2018

Children with Physical Disabilities

Session 5

July 8-14, 2018

Children with Physical Disabilities
Camp Neuron - Epilepsy Foundation of Texas

Session 6

July 15-21, 2018

Children with Down syndrome/
Camp David, Texas Burn Survivors Society

Session 7

July 22-28, 2018

Camp Discovery for children with Cancer

Session 8

July 29-August 4, 2018

Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Session 9

August 5-11, 2018

Children with Type 1 Diabetes

 

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