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The barrier-free camp where campers of all abilities come to Discover Life!
Serving more than 11,000 children and adults throughout the year, Camp For All provides opportunities for campers to find hope, grow in self-confidence and realize they are not alone. Discovering they are not defined by their challenge, they focus on what they “can” do.
Located in Burton, Texas in a tranquil setting, encompassed by lush landscape and rolling hills, the 206-acre campsite features more than 100,000 square feet of facilities, two lakes, nature trails, wooded areas and cleared areas for a wide range of activities. The smoke-free facility is fully accessible and designed to foster campers’ independence.
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About Camp For All
Camp For All is a place unlike any other. Every day we strive to bring memorable moments into the lives of our campers. From the second they come through the gate, we transform can’t do into CAN DO. The limitations, reservations and restrictions placed on them in their everyday lives disappear here. Through the help of our encouraging staff and our culture of universal programming, each camper can be successful at anything they try. Campers come to Camp and realize there are no barriers to what they can be or do while here. With endless possibilities at Camp For All campers are able to Discover Life.
As the Program Team, we have a front-row seat to all the amazing things Camp can do. We have the unique privilege of getting to help create these amazing moments. Through training, hard-work, role modeling, problem-solving, team-work and a passion for our mission, our staff excel at helping our campers grow in a multitude of ways. Our team is a collective of people whose experience may vary but whose love for Camp For All is apparent in everything they do. While our facilities are amazing and our activities are great, it’s the program staff who really help set Camp For All apart as a nationally recognized leader in special-needs camping. Because we believe our campers deserve the best, we have very high expectations for our staff members. We look for people who thrive on high expectations and look to tackle each new challenge with a smile.
The Employee Experience
Leading nature, facilitating the zip-line, being the villain in our secret mission night activity, taking out the trash, repainting the paintball course, finding kindling for the campfire or teaching campers how to take a photo. These are the jobs that make up what it’s like to be a Program Instructor at Camp For All. No day is the same and every day is AWE- some!
Our staff are responsible for a variety of things and are the heartbeat of Camp. In the fall and spring, instructors are the reason our campers have a blast. Their jobs span a little bit of everything, we make camp happen!
Their main responsibility is to run activities for our campers. Each of our instructors get cross-trained in the most utilized activities. That means they aren’t stuck just being the “canoeing instructor” all season. They’ll get a chance to lead a bunch of activities throughout the day and season. Each week and/or weekend there are a new set of campers that come to camp. Which means our instructors get the chance to work with a variety of individuals and customize and adapt their skills each week.
Leading 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 different activities a day is a skill that our instructors continue to cultivate during their time here. Everything from the idea creation, instruction planning, activity set up and clean up are all in the hands of our instructors.
Working at a camp is hardwork and we push that theory to the limit. Our instructors also spend their time assisting other departments. We are responsible for serving all of the meals, washing the dishes, taking out trash, general cleaning, and moving luggage, to name a few.
Camp moves at a fast pace and probably even faster at Camp For All. That’s one of the things new instructors notice right away. Everything we do is customer service and we are in a hurry to make our campers happy. We value the experience our campers have here and do anything we can to make it exceptionally memorable.
Our Instructor program is truly what you make of it. It can be a great way to hone your teaching skills. A place to take the next step in your camping career. A way to get more experience with a wide variety of people. A stop over or gap season while you figure out your next move. We have all types of people who come to Camp For All to be an Instructor. All types of reasons to come. But what they all leave with is whatever they put in.
The key to our success is the caliber of our staff. Our staff create an atmosphere for growth and implement dynamic and meaningful programming. Their job is not for the faint of heart and thus we look for those who find joy making our mission come to life.
At Camp For All, we look for dedicated and responsible people who aren’t afraid of hard work. People who have a swiss-army knife mentality, versatile and ready for anything. No day is ever the same here at Camp and being someone who is prepared and flexible helps bring out the best in the team. They are asked to teach a wide variety of activities which means their ability to adapt is one of extreme importance.
It’s not uncommon to find our staff in a hot dog costume and singing “let it go” while washing dishes or with a face covered in bright colored, camper done, make-up while belaying campers up a rock wall. Days can be long and tasks can be tedious, but we look for people who enjoy finding the “fun” at any moment.
Program staff are problem solvers. Whether leading an activity by themselves or working together to complete preparation for an evening program, new challenges arise at the drop of a hat. We look for people who can think outside of the box, who are able to listen and validate someone else’s idea, to find the flaws in their own ideas or willing to ask for help, all to find innovative solutions.
Our staff are like the players on the ‘92 dream team. Like, Michael Jordan, David Robinson and Larry Bird, they are great individual players. But the magic happens when they are able to work together for a greater cause. Each season we look to assemble the greatest camp team ever assembled.
Room and Board
Throughout each season our staff live in a community of their own called The Retreats. The Retreats at Camp For All consist of five semi-private living bungalows with prime yard space, a multipurpose clubhouse, and access to round the clock Wi-Fi.
Each Retreat has 4 bedrooms and 4 large baths, 2 of each flanking a communal living area. Each bedroom may house up to 3 Instructors at one time, with one bunk bed and one single bed in each room. The communal living area in each Retreat has a couch, armchair, coffee pot, mini-fridge, sink, and microwave.
During off-time, Program Instructors have access to our Arts & Crafts kitchen equipped with two refrigerators, and two oven/stovetops to best suit their cooking needs. Along with the option to cook their own food in our Arts & Crafts kitchen, Program Instructors frequently have access to a plethora of delicious leftover Camp food provided by our Kitchen staff. During working hours, all meals are provided to Program Instructors. Outside of working hours Instructors may sign up for meals if the Kitchen is cooking for another on-site group.
The small town of Burton is set right in the heart of Texas. I promise Texas isn’t all cowboys and tumbleweeds! There are a vast amount of experiences and excursions to keep you busy during your days off. 15 minutes from camp is the town of Brenham which is good for quick trips to grab groceries, check out the latest movie or get a bite to eat. Travel a little over 30 minutes and you can be in College station or Bastrop. College Station is home to Texas A&M university and has a thriving college town community. If you love college sports, that’s the town for you. Bastrop is home to a small artist enclave, with local breweries and workshops in their downtown area. In a little over an hour you can be in either Austin or Houston, both major metropolitan areas. Each has it’s own unique flavor where Austin boast a huge outdoor recreation community and lots of live music. Houston offers a lot in the way of Arts and Theater culture and endless fine dining.
Exploring Texas you’ll be sure to find something to fit your interest!
How to Apply
The all-important 1st step.
Follow the apply link below to access our employment applications on our website. There you will find applications to our various open positions, including Program instructor. We’ll accept resumes as supplements to the application itself. Those can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.