Welcome to Camp Boggy Creek. A place of dreams, of joy, of possibilities. A camp where children with serious illnesses and their families can forget the word “no” for a little while and embrace the promise of “yes”.
Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp.
With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was their dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance.
Since 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who’ve been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions.
Camp Boggy Creek never charges campers to attend and never asks them to contribute anything other than a positive, playful attitude.
As a year-round retreat, Camp Boggy Creek is able to serve thousands for campers and their families through activity-packed weekly and weekend camp programs. The camp offers children the chance to catch their first fish, go horseback riding or climb our ropes tower, all while making new friends.
Beyond boundless fun, Camp Boggy Creek provides fellowship. Children can spend time with others who are just like them and share their life-experiences, which serves as a reminder that they are not alone.
We are a year round camp serving children with serious illnesses throughout Florida. We offer week-long summer sessions for the children and family retreat weekends for the whole family. There is no charge to come to Camp so we rely on the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners.
We welcome you to our Camp and invite you to explore this site and open your hearts to the magic of serving these brave children. Once you do, we hope you’ll join us.
We are a proud member of the SeriousFun Children's Network, founded by Paul Newman.
"Camp Boggy Creek is a wonderful camp! My oldest daughter attended for several years and now has been back as a volunteer! This summer she is applying to work at the camp! She's come full circle!"