Have a question about Camp John Marc? Check here to see if we have an answer. If we haven’t answered your question, use the contact us page to reach us directly.

How can I go to Camp John Marc?

Camp John Marc accepts applications directly for Family Getaway Weekends. The How can I become a CJM Camper section of our website explains how campers are selected for other summer and weekend camps.

What activities are there at Camp John Marc? Is there horseback riding?

During the summer, campers will likely have the opportunity to ride a horse if they would like to do so. Horses are not able to be offered during weekend camps.

Other activities:

  • Boats: summer only
  • Swimming: May-September
  • Fishing
  • Nature
  • Archery (must be at least 9 years old)
  • Challenge Course (must be at least 6 years old; under 250 lbs)
  • Cooking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Sports & Games
  • Pottery
  • Campfires

I just got home from Camp John Marc and am ready to go back! When will my camp be next year?

Check out the camp calendar for camp dates.

What should I bring to Camp?

You will receive a packing list from your participating camp’s director before heading to Camp John Marc. Camping is a valuable opportunity to unplug so we ask campers to leave electronics at home, and instead, pack your sense of adventure!

I left something at Camp John Marc, have you found it?

We try our best to send lost items home with each participating camp.  Check first with the participating camp’s volunteer director if you are missing something.  If you are still missing an item, please call Camp John Marc at 254-635-8811 and leave a message that includes the following information: the name and date of the camp you attended, the cabin you stayed in and a complete description of the missing item.  We will let you know if we find your lost item.

What does a typical day at Camp John Marc look like?

Every camp is different, but click on our Typical Daily Camp Schedule at Camp John Marc.

Does Camp John Marc accommodate special diets? What if I am Gluten Free?

The menu is preset for each camp program. You can ask the participating camp’s volunteer director for a copy of the menu. If the menu does not meet your needs, we ask that you supplement as needed.

What is the Camp address?

For the safety of our campers, we do not list the campsite address online. If you want to send a camper mail (all campers love mail!) or need directions to CJM, please request the address from the participating camp’s volunteer director.

I got the address from the participating camp’s director and am driving to Camp John Marc to drop off my camper. Can I use my GPS?

If you are driving to CJM, you should have received a map with driving directions. Please cross check any GPS directions with this map. Often GPS will take you to an incorrect location. If you follow the directions provided by your participating camp, you will stay on paved roads the entire route to Camp.

What is a burfle?

Burfles are a CJM favorite!  Next time you are at Camp John Marc, ask to go on a burfle hunt.

Do you have wireless internet?

Because we believe camp should be a time to enjoy and appreciate nature and the company of fellow campers, internet access is only available to the camp medical and leadership teams.

Will my camper be safe at Camp John Marc?

Safety is our top priority. Click here for more information about our safety standards.

How did Camp John Marc get its name?

In 1987, John Marc Myers, a nine-year-old Dallas boy who passionately enjoyed the outdoors, died of osteogenic sarcoma. The following year, in memory of their son, Jan and Marc Myers generously donated 135 acres of land from their Bosque County ranch to become a home to Camp John Marc.

I want to make a donation. Do I have to make it online?

We are thankful for the generosity of our donors. We gratefully accept donations online, over the phone, in person or by mail. Click here to make a donation online.  Our office phone number is (214) 360-0056. For donors wishing to visit us or give by mail, the Camp John Marc administrative address is 2824 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204

I am 17, can I volunteer at Camp John Marc?

Work Day is a family friendly volunteer opportunity, and volunteers of all ages are welcome.  If you are interested in serving as a Work Day Volunteer, click here for more information.  Weekend and week-long volunteers must be at least 18 years old (some participating camps have higher minimum age requirements).