Theodore Furukawa, Ph.D. has led a highly exceptional 40-year career in the field of social work. In 2005, he joined CAMP as Executive Director/CEO. A 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1979, CAMP was established when a group of Air Force physicians realized how important a camping experience could be to their special needs pediatric patients. Today, children ages 5 and up and adults with disabilities and special health care needs enjoy a typical summer camp experience -- arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, , horseback riding – modified and adapted to their needs. CAMP does its best to ensure that no one is turned away based on the severity of their disability or inability to pay.
Furukawa’s previous experience includes working as a counselor for Easter Seals, Inc., serving as a VISTA Volunteer, teaching in a graduate social work program, serving on the Board of Directors of the Council on Social Work Education, and joining the San Antonio Police Department in a partnership between officers and civilians in a campaign against domestic violence. He also enjoyed a prolific career in the military, serving as a part of a team that helped to redefine the roles of leadership and family support in units. He retired after serving in various social work settings.
For more information about CAMP, please visit http://www.campcamp.org.