“Outdoor Camping Trips For Adult Gay Males Living With HIV/AIDS And Their Support Group”
Campouts provided by PWA Holiday Charities (Houston)
Campers must be in relatively good health. This is not a “resort”. This is camping in a moderately developed wooded area of the Texas Hill Country. Only developed areas are accessible by wheelchair. For those with limited mobility, we recommend a travel companion. The travel companionsfor limited mobility campers are welcome to attend as volunteers.
Location: We hold the campouts at the Texas Conference of Clubs landsite, Buzzards' Peak. Centrally located, Buzzards' Peak is roughly 150 miles from the metropolitan areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. It is about 7 miles outside the City of Cameron which is about 33 miles east and south of Temple.
Transportation: We try to match up individuals without transportation with other campers or volunteers who can provide them with a ride to and from the campsite. Please be sure to fill out the transportation section on the application. We need a valid working phone number or e-mail address to be able to put campers in touch.
Camping Equipment: We have a limited amount of camping equipment to loan. Each camper needs to bring their own bedding (pillows, sheets, blankets) and an air mattress if they have one or can borrow one. If you do not have or cannot borrow any camping equipment be sure to mark this on the application so we can arrange for equipment.
Sleeping Accommodations: The Bunkhouse has a limited number of sleeping spaces. There are bunk beds and a few single and double beds. This works on first come, first served basis, with health concerns taking priority.
Food and Beverages: We provide all meals. Snacks and other foods are available all weekend for those who may want them, or may need to have them when they take medications. We provide nonalcoholic beverages. We allow BYOB, and campers must drink responsibly.
On acceptance of your application you will receive final instructions, a schedule with a set of rules and 2 maps (a regional and a local map) with written directions.
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