Our Mission

Our Mission

Austin Sunshine Camps provides the magic of overnight camp without the barrier of cost.

Our Vision

We envision a world where all children have a place to grow, connect, and explore.
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Group of campers at Austin Sunshine Camp
Group of campers at Austin Sunshine Camp
Two campers at Austin Sunshine Camp
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Our Values

Action

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Action

  • We utilize data-driven strategies to plan to the best of our abilities.
  • We take timely actions and calculated risks using available information.
  • We are willing to change course as more information becomes available.
  • We keep our word and follow deadlines that we commit to. We remain flexible when extenuating circumstances arise, and communicate our needs with others.
  • We are transparent with our expectations and we hold each other accountable to achieving those expectations.

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Authenticity

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Authenticity

  • We are honest stewards of the larger community and our stakeholders.
  • We give feedback directly, respectfully, in a timely manner, and with a focus on solutions.
  • We are open to feedback and improvement, and are willing to acknowledge our roles in conflicts and when we make mistakes.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to building trust with others.
  • We hold a genuine desire to get to know every person we interact with, even if the encounter is brief.

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Compassion

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Compassion

  • We assume positive intent and give others the benefit of the doubt.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to the impact that our words and actions can have on others.
  • We make an effort to understand others by asking questions and taking time to listen.
  • We celebrate each other’s differences and unique strengths.
  • We do not form cliques, but work to include everyone.

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Connection

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Connection

  • We try to create a space where everyone who interacts with ASC feels a sense of belonging.
  • We believe in the power of building relationships over time.
  • We are present with one another in group settings, and ask for permission if we need to be less present.
  • We pitch in as needed to support each other's work as a unified team, across and between departments, focusing on the greater good.
  • We are visible and present in the larger community.

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Exploration

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Exploration

  • We lead with an open mind.
  • We are curious about the world around us and the people in it.
  • We encourage everyone to try new things and see the world from new perspectives.
  • We provide diverse opportunities for internal and external discovery.

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Fun

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Fun

  • We have a sense of humor.
  • We find fun and joy in our work.
  • We take time out of our busy schedules to celebrate, play, and be silly together.

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Growth

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Growth

  • We give everyone the space to learn and to improve, even when things don’t go as planned.
  • We have courageous conversations because we believe they may lead to the positive transformation of our organization or the wider community.
  • We are committed to personal self growth and we commit to being on a path of lifelong learning.

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Our Values (B)

Action

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  • We utilize data-driven strategies to plan to the best of our abilities.
  • We take timely actions and calculated risks using available information.
  • We are willing to change course as more information becomes available.
  • We keep our word and follow deadlines that we commit to. We remain flexible when extenuating circumstances arise, and communicate our needs with others.
  • We are transparent with our expectations and we hold each other accountable to achieving those expectations.

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Authenticity

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  • We are honest stewards of the larger community and our stakeholders.
  • We give feedback directly, respectfully, in a timely manner, and with a focus on solutions.
  • We are open to feedback and improvement, and are willing to acknowledge our roles in conflicts and when we make mistakes.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to building trust with others.
  • We hold a genuine desire to get to know every person we interact with, even if the encounter is brief.

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Compassion

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  • We assume positive intent and give others the benefit of the doubt.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to the impact that our words and actions can have on others.
  • We make an effort to understand others by asking questions and taking time to listen.
  • We celebrate each other’s differences and unique strengths.
  • We do not form cliques, but work to include everyone.

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Our Values (C)

Action

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  • We utilize data-driven strategies to plan to the best of our abilities.
  • We take timely actions and calculated risks using available information.
  • We are willing to change course as more information becomes available.
  • We keep our word and follow deadlines that we commit to. We remain flexible when extenuating circumstances arise, and communicate our needs with others.
  • We are transparent with our expectations and we hold each other accountable to achieving those expectations.

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Authenticity

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  • We are honest stewards of the larger community and our stakeholders.
  • We give feedback directly, respectfully, in a timely manner, and with a focus on solutions.
  • We are open to feedback and improvement, and are willing to acknowledge our roles in conflicts and when we make mistakes.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to building trust with others.
  • We hold a genuine desire to get to know every person we interact with, even if the encounter is brief.

Learn More

Compassion

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  • We assume positive intent and give others the benefit of the doubt.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to the impact that our words and actions can have on others.
  • We make an effort to understand others by asking questions and taking time to listen.
  • We celebrate each other’s differences and unique strengths.
  • We do not form cliques, but work to include everyone.

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Older photo of Austin Sunshine Camp councilors with campers in Austin, TX
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