What is Camp TLC?
Camp TLC is a 6-day residential camp program provided by the The Spina Bifida Association of North Texas to provide a true summer camp experience for children with Spina Bifida and other Neural Tube defects. Camp TLC is hosted by Camp John Marc, at their state-of-the-art therapeutic camping facility near Meridian, Texas. Doctors, Nurses, Therapist, and other specialists are provided by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital along with Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.
We accept between 90 and 100 children, who stay in air-conditioned cabins with trained volunteer cabin counselors. Three counselors are assigned to 6 or 7 children in each cabin. The campgrounds have been designed to be completely accessible with a specially trained staff. Days at camp are filled with swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, photography, dance, singing, sports and games and other fun activities. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to allow their child with SB to experience greater independence, and to meet other kids facing the same challenges.
Camp TLC is staffed with 2 directors, 55 counselors, 6 Staff Members, 5 Horse handlers, 4 Therapists, 2 Child Life specialists, 2 Doctors, 30 nurses and 12 nursing students along with the Camp John Marc Summer staff of trained program leaders and directors.