Special Camps for Special Kids serves children with chronic illnesses and major physical disabilities, and the families of those children, by making possible high-quality, year-round camping experiences at Camp John Marc, a unique camp facility in Bosque County, Texas. At Camp John Marc, Special Camps for Special Kids provides cooperative programming, such as Camp Sanguinity, with the health organizations, community volunteers, and pediatric hospitals also dedicated to serving these children.
Camp Sanguinity was established in 1979 by Dr. Tom Miale and Friends of Camp Sanguinity. The camp has grown from 37 campers in 1980 to 140 campers in 2003, with campers ranging from age 6 to 16.
Camp Sanguinity allows kids a chance to make friends and share experiences with other young cancer patients. Camp counselors work to provide a safe and therapeutic environment that allows these children to share the experience of being away at summer camp.
Camp John Marc Management Office
(Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm all year)
2824 Swiss Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 360-0056
Fax: (214) 368-2003
Camp John Marc Website:
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