Since 2003, Baylor students and faculty members have provided a select group of Waco youth each summer with a life-changing experience known as Camp Success.
A four-week, intensive speech, language and reading program, Camp Success participants receive 50 hours of one-on-one therapy — equivalent to a full year’s worth of work in many school districts. Such therapy would normally cost a client $7,500 to $10,000, but thanks to Baylor and the Scottish Rite (which provided nearly $90,000 in funding this year), students are able to attend for free. Since its launch in 2003, the program has grown from 24 participants to more than 80 — a number now effectively capped due to limitations on the space and resources available to Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Participants generally see dramatic improvement, thanks to the attention and guidance of Baylor undergraduate and graduate students and faculty. (Click here for photos from this year’s Camp Success.) The BU students, in return, receive outstanding experience as they prepare for full-time positions in the field; click here to read what students, participants and their parents had to say about the experience from a 2009 Baylor Magazine feature.
Truly a win-win for Baylor and the community!
Sic ’em, Camp Success!