Texas Lions Camp

The primary purpose of the Texas Lions Camp is to provide, without charge, a camp for physical disabled , hearing/vision impaired, and diabetic children from the State of Texas , regardless of race, religion, or national origin. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere wherein campers will learn the “Can Do” philosophy and be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth and self-esteem. The Texas Lions Camp is recognized as a non-profit corporation, under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. The Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association, and is licensed by the Texas Department of Health.



The Texas Lions Camp was chartered in 1949 in response to the terrible polio epidemic that forever changed the lives of so many Texas children. Since that time, the Texas Lions Camp has dynamically changed to include children who have all manner and types of physical disabilities, diabetes and cancer. Today, we are serving more children than at any other time in our history. Over 1,500 children per summer attend Texas Lions Camp.

Services Provided

Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes, and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is designed to introduce the “Can Do” philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.

Children with special needs from all over the State of Texas are invited to attend one of 9 weeks, which we hope will become one of their life-long childhood memories. A week designed for fun, exploration, and challenge.

District 2-E2 Directors/Officers

Position Officer Member Club
Director DG Vince Rosen Colleyville Lions Club
Director IPDG Pete Koschelew Pottsboro Lions Club
Elected Director John Paul Burnett Colleyville Lions Club
Elected Director Robert Duckworth Sherman Evening Lions Club
TLC President 2017-18 PCC Rick Stoorza Aledo Community Lions Club

TLC 2-E2 Camp Bus

For Information on the camp bus for the first and fifth 2020 camping sessions, please contact:

John Paul Burnett Cell: 817-729-0111


Lion Stephen Mabry 2-A2 (Shawn)
PO Box 290247
Kerrville, TX 78029-0247
Business:  830-896-8500
Fax:  830-896-3666
Email:  smabry@lionscamp.com
Email:  tlc@lionscamp.com

PDg Gary Linker, 2-T2
6017 86th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Cell: 806-438-8706

Executive Committee of the Texas Lions Camp

  Texas Lions Camp President  
Executive Position Officer District
President Gary Linker 2-T2
First Vice-President Kent Basinger 2-X2
Second Vice-President Wes Carr 2-S2
Third Vice-President Gary Sult 2-E1
Governor’s Representative Janie Garza 2-A2
Immediate Past President John Eads 2-X1
Treasurer Tom Blaze 2-A1
Secretary To be elected in August
Elected Directors Representative To be elected in August

Giving Programs

Life Membership $125.00
Jack Welch Fellowship $1000.00
Endowment Brick $250.00
Century Club Minimum $100.00
Endowment Leaves (silver/gold) $500 / $700