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16th Annual Texas Chargers Retreat

April 8-10, 2022

Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

Please contact Leigh Fultz 979-595-3659 for any questions.
2022 In State Registration Fee is TBA 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: $50 9:30a-12:30pm,  or $200 for the weekend double occupancy, $300 for the weekend single occupancy.  All meals included.

Professionals are encouraged to attend the 2022 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  Chris Montgomery, Education Consultant TSBVI and Matt Schultz, Education Consultant TSBVI.  Topics will include ideas on "interactions" and "transitions".. We hope you will join us!

Professionals are encouraged to attend the 2022 Texas Chargers Retreat.  This years event is surely to be most imformational retreat yet.

Out of State Guests: $TBD 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 $50.00 per person for the weekend.  Individuals with CHARGE are $TBD for weekend stay.

Click Here for Information on Camp Allen including property map and directions.

Rates for 2022 have not been confirmed but will be by January 2022.
Please direct registration inquiries to the registrar.
Retreat Recaps - Articles regarding past retreats.
2022 - Texas Cargers 16th Annual Retreat and Conference 
2021 - Conference moved to April 2022 because continuing concerns regarding COVID.
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

Events of interest:

15th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference
Host: CHARGE Syndrome Foundation

**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. 

2022 - TBA

Event postponed due to covid concerns.

Virtual Confernce due to covid concerns.

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

Outreach Programs