During each of our summer sessions, up to 150 children with like illnesses arrive for a week of fun, adventure and independence. The prescription for the day is fun, fun, fun! Laughter, giggles, friendships and excitement abound on the 232 acres of tall pines, majestic oaks and nature trails.
Campers are empowered to do things they never dreamed they could do. They are infused with a spirit of accomplishment at every turn and allowed to forget that “they have what they have.” For many of them it is the first time they’ve felt “normal” since their diagnosis
Multiple sessions of overnight camp offer our campers the chance to come to camp and catch a fish, make a woodshop project, or climb our high tower while making some wonderful new friends. Each session of camp we host a different illness group.
The Leader in Training Program is for former campers and their siblings who have attended camp. Applicants must be age 17-18 during the upcoming summer. This one-week program is designed to teach leadership skills through workshops and interactions with campers. Participation in this program does not guarantee future employment at Camp Boggy Creek.
Applications for summer 2017 are now closed. Questions regarding the Leader in Training Program, or to learn how to apply for summer 2018, should be directed to Luke Gonyea at 352-483-4200 x 4285 or LIT@campboggycreek.org.
"Thank you, Boggy Creek for giving our family another fabulous family weekend! And our pals made it even more special, you girls rock! Can't wait for next year!"