isionworks, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by Camp Discovery volunteers. Camp discovery was formerly sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS), but in 2013 the ACS announced that it was no longer sponsoring pediatric oncology camps nationwide. As a result of this decision, the ACS graciously offered VisionWorks the opportunity to place camp under their umbrella. Camp is a special world for children affected by cancer from across the state of Texas between the ages of 7-16. The main purpose of Camp Discovery is to provide these wonderful children a fun and “normal” camp experience, an experience they would not be able to get at a traditional residential camp. However, besides having fun, other things take place like learning new skills, individual growth, and personal development.
To enhance the lives of children and their families who are dealing with a life-threatening illness through
residential camping and other outdoor experiences designed to positively affect their emotional, physical
and spiritual needs.
Speak with any long-time volunteers and they could tell you wonderful stories about what they had seen at Camp Discovery. For example, children experience perhaps the best week of their lives that is full of swimming, fishing, climbing, canoeing, laughing, dancing, singing, horseback riding, and simply spending time with others who can relate to their situation.
VisionWorks Heroes Lunch 2022
An inspiring event to celebrate heroes, big and small. This year’s Honoree is Joey Cavazos. Join us to learn how VisionWorks Camps is working in our community to create happiness in the lives of children battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We will provide updates on where we are as an organization, and this year we will be sharing a big announcement!
When: May 19, 2022
VisionWorks Camp Discovery
Camp Discovery is a unique camp experience for children affected by cancer. Camp is open to children ages 7-16 from any of the following hospitals* in Texas:
- Childrens’ Hospital of San Antonio
- Methodist Childrens’ Hospital
- Dell Children’s
- San Antonio Military Medical Center
- Wilford Hall Medical Center
- University Hospital
When: July 10-16, 2022
*If your hospital does not offer a camp, please contact us regarding a special application to come to Camp Discovery.