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2000 Aldersgate Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Phone - 501-225-1444
Fax - 501-225-2019
Camp Aldersgate is Arkansas’ only non-profit uniquely dedicated to serving children with disabilities, youth and senior adults in a camp environment.
In the summer of 1947, Camp Aldersgate was formally dedicated. The original purpose of the camp was to serve as a place for interracial fellowship, meetings and Christian training.
The Camp is located on 120 acres in the heart of Little Rock, close to I-430 and I-630 and minutes away from Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
During 2012, the Camp served 552 participants from 98 cities and 53 counties throughout Arkansas, as well as five other states. 739 volunteers contributed 35,533 hours of direct community service to Camp.
Camp Aldersgate celebrated its 10,000th camper during the 2009 Summer Med Camps. The camper was presented an award by Dr. Kelsy Caplinger, who started the program in 1971, and Dr. Gene France, current chairman of Med Camps of Arkansas, Inc.
Camp Aldersgate was awarded a grant of $7,021,702 from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for the construction of seven cabins, a health care center and a swimming pool facility. The construction was completed in 2008.
Camp Aldersgate was named 2007 Arkansas Business Nonprofit Organization of the Year.
The Commons Center, which contains a new dining facility and activity rooms, is registered as the first gold certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building in Arkansas.
The Camp has 16 year-round staff members and its 2013 operating budget is just over $1.4 million.
In recent years, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Architecture students have designed and built an outdoor amphitheatre, an archery pavilion, a 25-foot-high tree house, and picnic sites, which are all completely accessible for our participants.
Camp Aldersgate is one of eight camps in Arkansas accredited by the American Camp Association and continues to be the only camp in Arkansas designed for children with disabilities.