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 75,000 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.
"My week volunteering at camp was an experience that has changed my life forever. Boggy is an incredible place where miracles truly happen. "
- Susan, Camp Volunteer