Advocates for Camp Able
of Matching Funds Remaining
1302 Pecan Street
Buffalo Gap, TX 79508
Camp Able of Buffalo Gap is an equine-assisted therapy and horse rescue 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its MISSION is to cultivate healthy, independent living for people with special needs through skills based training and equine therapy, with a special focus on using horses that have been rescued from difficult circumstances. Its VISION is that self-sufficiency is a reasonable and achievable goal for humans regardless of mental, emotional and physical capabilities, with the full acceptance and understanding of their caregivers and society at large. Since being established in 2014, Camp Able has used equine therapy to help individuals with autism, stroke, emotional disabilities, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, PTSD and other conditions. The majority of people Camp Able has helped thus far are school-aged children and military veterans. As part of its mission, Camp Able provides sanctuary to abused and unwanted horses and to the extent possible, trains them for use in equine therapy.
Camp Able needs help funding its core therapeutic programs for people with special needs. These programs include daily therapeutic riding programs for individuals and groups, as well as children involved in Life-Skills Programs at local elementary, middle and senior high schools. Camp Able's funding needs also include its specialty summer camps for disabled children and their families, and its winter swim camp. Since inception in 2014, Camp Able has expanded its program offerings and steadily increased the number of participants. Camp Able anticipates participant growth to continue in 2017. Camp Able is dedicated to helping people with special needs regardless of economic status. Currently, more than 75% of Camp Able’s participants are financially unable to pay its program fees due to general economic hardship or the financial burden caused by managing a special needs diagnosis. Camp Able seeks funding to support these core components of its 2017 operational plan.