Camp Boggy Creek Quick Facts

Mission:
To foster a spirit of joy by creating a free, safe and medically-sound camp environment that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families.
Opened:
1996, at a cost of $23 million.
Founders:
The Camp was co-founded by actor/philanthropist Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
Facility:
232 acres, 44 buildings, including 16 camper cabins, medical center, dining hall, swim center, stable and nature barn, sports & recreation center, arts & crafts center and theater.
Sessions:
Open year round with weekly summer sessions for children and in the spring and fall for our family retreat program, serving children and their families.
Campers:
Since opening, over 80,000 seriously ill children and family members have been served, all at no cost to them.
Volunteers:
We rely on over 1,800 volunteers each year. Volunteers need to be at least 19 years of age, undergo a background check and screening interviews.
Population:
Children ages 7 through 16 with one of the following diseases, illnesses or conditions: asthma (severe), bleeding disorders and hemophilia, cancer, craniofacial disorders, diabetes, epilepsy, heart/cardiovascular, immune deficiency, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, rheumatic disease, ventilator assisted disorders, sickle cell anemia, spina bifida and transplants.
Cost:
Campers and their family members do not pay to attend Camp Boggy Creek. The nearly $5 million annual operating budget is funded by donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners..
Activities:
Swimming, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, theater, archery, mini golf, dancing, singing and adventure activities.
Associations:
Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network.
Accreditations:
Camp Boggy Creek is constructed to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act and is accredited by the highly respected American Camp Association.
" While staying at Camp Boggy Creek I made friends and gained a reason to not give up. To this day I don’t just see you as a camp, I see you as a second home."
- Mandy, Camper