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17th Annual Texas Chargers Retreat
April 26-28, 2024
Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

Please contact Leigh Fultz 979-595-3659 for any questions.  Registration for 2024 Opens in January.

2023 Presentations or Notes
2023 In State Registration Fee is $250 per family.  This includes grandparents of an individual with CHARGE, parents of an individual with CHARGE, siblings of an individual with CHARGE, one attendant (if needed), and the individual with CHARGE. Families should contact their DARS Rep, local school district, Local Lions Club, Masonic Lodge or may complete the scholarship form located above.

In State Grandparents should register separetly and note they are a grandparent.

Professional Fees: $100 9:30a-12:30pm, or $250 for the weekend double occupancy, $350 for the weekend single occupancy.  All meals included.

Professionals are encouraged to attend the 2023 Texas CHARGERS Retreat. Doctors, nurses, therapists, politicians, and educators are key parts of the support network for our CHARGE Families and we hope you will attend an learn more about CHARGE Syndrome. This retreat is a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge of CHARGE Syndrome and the challenges faced by CHARGERS and their families. This year's keynote speakers are to be announced soon.. We hope you will join us!

Professionals are encouraged to attend the 2023 Texas Chargers Retreat.  This years event is surely to be most imformational retreat yet.

Out of State Guests: $300 per person for the weekend (ages 13 and up) (includes all meals dinner on arrival through lunch on departure, activities, and speaker sessions and lodging). Children 3-12 are $200 per person for the weekend.  Individuals with CHARGE are $50 for weekend stay.
Retreat Recaps - Articles regarding past retreats.
2023 - Texas Chargers 16th Annual Retreat and Conference
2022 - Texas Cargers 16th Annual Retreat and Conference - Cancelled due to COVID.
2021 - Conference moved to April 2022 because continuing concerns regarding COVID. Family Gift Boxes sent 
2020 - Texas Chargers 15th Annual Virtual Conference
2019 - Texas Chargers (not held, due to National Event in Texas)
2018 - Texas Chargers 13th Annual Retreat and Conference
2017 - Texas Chargers 12th Annual Retreat and Conference
2016- Texas Chargers 11th Annual Retreat and Conference
2015 - Texas Chargers 10th Annual Retreat and Conference
2014 - Texas Chargers 9th Annual Retreat and Conference
2013 - Texas Chargers 8th Annual Retreat and Conference
2012 - Texas Chargers 7th Annual Retreat and Conference
2011 - Texas Chargers 6th Annual Retreat and Conference
2010 - Texas Chargers 5th Annual Retreat and Conference
2009 - 4th Annual Texas Charge Retreat
2008 - 3rd Annual Texas Charge Retreat
2007- 2nd Annual Texas Charge Retreat
2006 - 1st Annual 

CHARGE Chat #1 - Intro, Dr. Kim Blake, Dr. Beth Foster, Amanda Bowdin 
CHARGE Chat #2 - Dr. Tim Hartshorne, April 20, 2020 at 2pm
CHARGE Chat #3 - Dr. Luciana McLean, May 1, 2020 at 3pm
CHARGE Chat #4 - Dr. Kim Blake - POTS Presentation - TBA

Events of interest:

15th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference
Host: CHARGE Syndrome Foundation
Date: July 20-23, 2024
Location: Florida

**Star Charger**
The Star Charger is nominated each year and voted on by the board. 
The Star Charger is a shining star that represents Texas Chargers for the year they are selected.  They do this by sharing their story and being a positive role model to our Texas Chargers Families. 
This is done by encouraging, educating, and enriching our families and individuals living with
CHARGE Syndrome. 


2023-Christian Roberts

2022 - Texas Chargers

Event postponed due to covid concerns.

2021 - Texas Chargers
Virtual Confernce due to covid concerns.

2020-Texas Chargers
This event was cancelled due to covid.
2019-Texas Chargers
Texas Event not schedule to be able to focus on National Conference in Texas

2018 - Taylor Schott

2017 - Sophia Chandy

2016 - Celeste Carr

2015 Trey Lewis

2014 Sarah Castellano

2013 Tiffany Coffer

2012 Robert Kocian

2011 Rachel Gibson

2010 Rachel Allen

2009 Chris Sence

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2008 Kayla Ortegon

2007 Dane Roberts


Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

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