Summer 2020 Applications are Here!
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. We also offer a variety of adaptable adventures to serve children of all abilities, including an accessible ropes course, carousel, archery range, and a professionally-led SCUBA experience.
We are committed to 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 and local health agencies 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 check back in the spring for our summer camp applications. They can be found below.
Muscular Dystrophy Campers please be sure to complete an interest form through MDA. You must complete it in addition to our application.
Spina bifida applications can be found by contacting the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission at 501.296.1788.
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.
Camp Aldersgate hosts a six-week summer day camp designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This year’s program will run Monday-Friday from June 8-July 24 (with a mid-summer break during the week of June 29-July 3). Day Camp will be held from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. each day and is available to children ages 6-18. For more information, check out the link to our application above.
Information regarding 2019-2020 Counselor and Volunteer Counselor positions can be found here.
Camp Aldersgate is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Notice of Non-Discrimination – It is the policy of Camp Aldersgate not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, political or religious opinion or affiliation, age, gender or disability in camp-administered activities and programs.