Camp For All is a unique camping and retreat facility for children and adults with illnesses and special needs in Burton, Texas. It provides programs to boost their self-confidence and independence while having fun and learning new skills. In 2014, Camp For All served 10,664 campers of all ages from across the nation. As their website rightfully boasts, “Campers learn what they can do at Camp For All, not what they can’t do.”
When one person in a family has a challenge, it affects the entire family. The main goal for Camp For All was to create an environment accessible to all visitors that met the needs of the people it served. Camp For All operates largely on donations – currently charitable funds cover 50% of the cost for each camper – so the buildings needed to be cost efficient and low maintenance to ensure that this life-changing experience is available for the growing number of people they serve.
Camp For All is the only barrier free facility in the country, meaning there are no stairs. For instance, the bathrooms and showers are barrier free with wheelchair accessibility, and the sidewalks are wide enough for the passage of two wheelchairs. People with skin conditions also receive the experience of “camp life” indoors due to the multi-purpose building, Star Place.
The architecture of the building reflects its home in Washington County in the Lone Star State. Metal panels were selected for Camp For All because it met the sustainable and functional components of the facility’s progressive design while providing a long lifespan. MBCI supplied 47,449 square feet of 24-gauge PBC Panel in Galvalume® Plus with a smooth finish. PBC is an exposed fastened panel that can be used for both roof and wall applications.