At Texas Lions Camp, we view camp as a time for campers to explore, exercise curiosity, and discover new interests and abilities. We want campers to attempt things that would normally be out of their reach, such as riding a horse, or rock climbing on our ropes course, or just being part of a team.
Almost every activity at TLC requires more than one person to accompish - the premise being that we are not meant to be alone in life and can accomplish great things when we work together.
Not only is participation in the context of a team an important life skill, but it is a pathway to the self-esteem, boosting multiplier of helping others accomplish their goals. Almost seven decades of experience has taught that children who invest in the success of others experience a heightened sense of self-worth and a renewed sense of purpose.
Our campers graduate week after week, having been introduced to actively pursuing friendships, goals, teamwork and a passion we have found translates to life-long lessons for leading successful and purposeful lives.
TLC continues to grow in popularity, size and scope. Our programs are offered in one-week increments at no-charge to campers or their families. It is not that camp is inexpensive, rather, it is that someone else has paid the bill in full. As a matter of fact, it is a very expensive operation and is a gift of more than $1,850 to the children who participate. In many cases, the Lions of Texas also provide transportation making the gift over $2,000 for those children.
Why are so many people talking about Texas Lions Camp? Because it is an amazing experience. Texas Lions Camp provides a traditional summer camp experience to children with physical disabilities, at no cost. We do this in a high energy staff-driven way. Our goal is to teach campers that they can do anything they put their minds to by being there for them and challenge them to try new and exciting things. We help kids with Cerebral Palsy to climb the rock wall and blind children to shoot archery. Staff members will have in-depth training in working with physical disabilities,type 1 diabetes and Down syndrome. The facilities include air-conditioned bunkhouses, beach-entry pool, beautiful dining hall, and covered riding arena. Check out the comments on our Facebook page and you will see why you want to be a part of this staff.
For over 10 years now, Texas Lions Camp has been inviting individuals from other countries to join the Texas Lions Camp staff and share their culture, talents and skills to help children with special medical conditions increase their self-esteem. This aspect of our program has been widly successful for campers and staff-members alike and there are now hundreds of staff members spanning the globe that are now Texas Lions Camp Alumni.
Individuals from other contries that qualify to work in the US may apply to work at TLC for the summer. For most, this has been accomplished under the J-1 Visa/Cultural Exchange program, which requires a State-Department approved sponsor and invitation to work at TLC.
In addition to some of these locales, TLC will also recruits in the Netherlands, Ireland and Mexico.
Even if you have filed an application through a sponsorsing agency and have met with TLC during a job fair, we ask that you submit your application through the online job portal.
If you have never been to Texas, the first thing you should know is that you can drive at 70mph (112.65 kmh) for 11 hours and never leave the Lone-Star State! As they say, "everything is bigger in Texas!"
With so much space, you can bet there is lots to see & do, and the Texas Hill Country offers some of the best of the best as far as attractions go. Centrally located 2 hours from the capital (Austin) and 1 hour from San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country is well known for its beauty and hospitality.
Visit Travel Texas- with an expansive website, learn more about what Texas has to offer.
Kerrville, Texas - learn more about Kerrville, Texas, home to Texas Lions Camp which is uniquesly situated just outside the City Limits, near the Guadalupe River.
Kerrville, Folk-Life Festival - Kerrville isn't just home to Texas Lions Camp, it's also home to the reknowned Folk-Life Festival which operates not far from TLC each summer.
Fredericksburg, Texas - just up the road about 30 miles you will find the quaint town of Fredericksburg that offers fine dining, small-town, Texas shops and museums.
Enchanted Rock - what could easily become one of your favorite things to do in Fredericksburg is to hike to the top of Enchanted Rock, a pink granite dome that is one-of-a-kind and unique to the Texas Hill Country.
San Antonio Riverwalk - just own the road about 1 hour to our South is the famous San Antonio Riverwalk, sporting just about everything you could want on nights and days off. San Antonio is also home to a number of sports teams, including the World Champion, San Antonio SpursBasketball Team.
Visit Austin - and you soon will discover the city's favorite quote, "Keep Austin Weird".
The Lions do such an amazing job providing both for TLC and the summer staff. One of the many things they offer each year are scholarships for US staff and most recenlty added, travel stipends for international staff.
Staff members who otherwise meet the qualifications may apply for these cash awards to defray education expense, which are in addition to wages that are provided by Texas Lions Camp, Inc. and provided as an agreement between the Lions Club and recipient.
Summer employees are paid weekly, at the conclusion of each session. In addition to our screening procedures, the Federal Government also imposes certain requirements for employment and compensation that will include:
To make things quick and easy, please use the on-line portal to fill-out and submit your your summer-staff application. You will have the opportunity to identify and request your references using this system. (Looking for full-time positions? - See the professional staff page.)