Magical milestone at Camp For All: 100,000th camper arrives


HOUSTON (April 11, 2013) - Camp For All, a unique camping facility that enriches the lives of children and adults with special needs and challenging illnesses through its barrier-free environment, will be welcoming the 100,000th camper on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The 100,000th Camp For All camper will arrive with Camp Pump It Up!, supporting patients and siblings from Texas Children's Heart Center, that are effected by congenital heart defects.

"Rather than naming one camper as the 100,000th camper, we decided to celebrate this with every Pump It Up! camper," said Pat Sorrells, president and CEO of Camp For All. "It's a magical moment for all of us because it symbolizes what we're all about - giving anyone with special needs or challenging illnesses the ability to discover life and achieve success."

Additionally, this milestone is happening during the 20 year anniversary of Camp For All. Founded in 1993 by Larry Neuhaus, Dr. Robert Zeller and Dr. Paul Gerson as just a dream, Camp For All now collaborates with 56 other non-profits, such as The Periwinkle Foundation, Arc of Greater Houston, National Multiple Sclerosis Association and many more, bringing more than 8,000 campers to Camp For All throughout the year.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.