Summer Camp Applications are Available!
Camp Aldersgate’s Summer Camps serve children with medical, physical and developmental needs. Camp offers traditional summer camp activities such
as campfires and singing, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, swimming, and nature hikes. Like all kids, our campers want new and exciting
adventures. With this in mind, activities are developed that provide for that personal challenge. Some include: an accessible challenge ropes
course and carousel, adapted archery and SCUBA diving. It’s about creating opportunities for individual accomplishment in a positive and encouraging
environment. Parents continually report increased independence, self-esteem, and social interactions following a week at Camp.
Camp Aldersgate, in partnership with MedCamps of Arkansas, local health agencies, and A-Camp, offers residential and day camping programs. During all programs, campers are provided the highest quality of care by Camp Aldersgate's counselors, staff, volunteers, nurses and volunteer physicians.
Please download your application by clicking on the specific Camp below.
A-Camp Buddies should also complete this form.
Spina bifida applications can be found by contacting the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission at 501.296.1788.
*Please note: Applications for Muscular Dystrophy are not yet available. Camp Aldersgate
is currently working with the partnering agency to ensure a smooth application process. We will make the application available as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact our office at 501.225.1444 or by email.
Summer Medical Camps
There are five sessions dedicated to children diagnosed with specific medical conditions including muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis, kidney disorders, cancer, bleeding disorders, and asthma. The program works in partnership with local health agencies who help recruit the campers and provide partial funding, as well as MedCamps of Arkansas, Inc., a not-for-profit project of the Arkansas Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics, who provide volunteer physicians for each week of camp, reviews all medical policies and procedures, and provides partial funding. Our unique partnership with Arkansas Children’s Hospital plays a large part in helping Camp Aldersgate’s campers. Arkansas Children’s Hospital encourages its nursing and medical staff to volunteer at Camp to support the staffing needs of Camp’s programs. Camp Aldersgate provides the site, the staff, the program structure and funding.
There are two Kota Camp summer sessions for campers with various disabilities (primarily those not covered by a Summer Medical Camp) and his or her non-disabled sibling or friend. These camps are named for the Quapaw Native American word for "friend," and are available for children ages 6 to 18.
A-Camp is a six-week day camp designed for children with autism spectrum disorder, grades K-8th.
2018 A-Camp Schedule
June 11-14 | June 18-21 | June 25-28 | July 9-12 | July 16-19 | July 23-26
Information regarding Summer 2018 Counselors and Volunteer Counselors can be found here.