Camp Can Do
Camp Can Do is specifically designed for blind and visually impaired children aged 6-12. It has been successfully running every summer since 2001. Camp Can Do prides itself on allowing campers to have a full YMCA Camp Carter experience like any other child! Activities include specially designed and modified programs like hiking, swimming, canoeing, skeet shooting, riflery and the giant swing…oh and horses, too! YMCA Camp Carter works closely with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Rehabilitative & Independence Services Department to provide staff and volunteer training and curriculum assistance.
With the help of staff and volunteers from the Texas Health and Human Service Commission, Cook Children’s Hospital and the Alexander Vision Center, we are able to provide close to a 1:1 ratio for each Camp Can Do camper. This allows them to try lots of cool camp activities.
Volunteer at Camp Can Do
If you would like to volunteer for Camp Can Do, please download the Volunteer Application and return it to [email protected]
No, Camp Can Do is open to campers with all sorts of visual impairments; strabismus, hypoplasia, CVI, and other conditions. Very few of our campers are completely visionless.
Most likely yes. Many of our campers also have diabetes, albinism or another condition that caused their impairment.
Yes, drop off packages at the main office or mail them to 6200 Sand Springs Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76114 with the camper’s name on it.
Yes, send emails to [email protected] . Campers will be given the emails every day but will not be able to respond back.
Campers wake up at 7:00 am, breakfast is at 8:00 am, lunch is at 1:00 pm and lights out is at 10:30 pm. Please refer to the parent handbook for a sample schedule.
Yes! All of our cabins are heated and air conditioned.
Campers will need a set or two of clothing for each day depending on how messy they are, sheets or a sleeping bag, pajamas, a towel and other shower/hygiene products, a backpack for daily carry, a water bottle and more. You can find the full packing list in the parent handbook.