Mission: The mission of camp boggy creek is 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. During our 8 week long summer sessions, children get the opportunity to experience the best of what summer camp has to offer; horseback riding, boating & fishing, arts & crafts, theater and much more, with children who have similar medical conditions at a beautiful camp setting which happens to have a fully staffed, state of the art medical facility. We also offer 17 family retreat weekends where families can take a break from their day to day challenges, meet other families facing similar challenges and enjoy our beautiful camping facility.
Programs: A summary of our program accomplishments is attached. Camp boggy creek hosted 8 week long summer camping sessions serving 1,148 children from 15 different disease groups including but not limited to heart disease, bleeding disorders, rheumatic disease, cancer, epilepsy, sickle cell and immune disorders. During 2014 camp boggy creek delivered 6,888 summer camper days of service. The boggy creek gang, inc. 59-3012889 program service accomplishments for the twelve months ending 12/31/14 the boggy creek gang, inc. Provides a traditional summer camp environment for children with chronic diseases and their families, including supportive recreational and educational services. The attached list indicated the variety of programs and the number of campers. Program/ camper dayssession spring: spina bifida family retreat 512 heart family retreat 369 diabetes family retreat 387 cancer family retreat 423 blended family retreat 351 craniofacial family retreat 348 kovac family retreat 375 rheumatic family retreat 357 sickle cell family retreat 393 total spring retreats 3,515 summer camp: heart 900 rheumatic/hemophilia 960 bleeding disorders / immunology 732 cancer 888 epilepsy 786 cancer 906 sickle cell 846 blended 870 total summer programs 6,888 fall: cancer family retreat 441 rheumatic family retreat 375 hemophilia family retreat 417 epilepsy family retreat 369 heart family retreat 369 cancer family retreat 393 spina bifida family retreat 354 asthma family retreat 423 total fall programs 3,141 holiday party 641 total all programs 14,185
a summary of our program accomplishments is attached. Camp boggy creek hosted 17 family retreat weekends providing children with serious illnesses and their families a weekend of respite and the opportunity to create lasting friendships with other families facing similar challenges. During 2014, camp boggy creek hosted 2,126 campers and their family members delivering 6,656 weekend camper days of service. In addition, a one day holiday celebration hosted 641 campers and their families to a day of fun and festivities.
Camp Boggy Creek is amazing. Kids from all over Florida go, and get to experience what the best a camp can be. Well trained volunteers help families and campers connect in the best ways. You think they are all about play until you see them respond to a medical need, no fuss, no panic, as if they do what we parents do every day. Think of the best case scenario for a camp, and that's what campers get at CBC. We are excited to say that yes, hope grows there.
Boggy Creek has become a special place in my heart! I worked on the kitchen staff in the summers of '06, '07, and '09 and had a blast every year. I didn't interact with the kids often, but I still got to see their happy faces and felt the love emanating all over camp. Some campers even had the heart to come back and help little old me with the dishes; how amazing is that?!?! Boggy Creek is hands down the 'best place on earth' and I definitely 'believe in the journey!!!' :-D
Boggy Creek is the most wonder-filled experience I have ever had in my life! I have been lucky to be able to volunteer there three times and find their compassion and experience for the children an experience I wish all of you could share. The allow children with life-threatening illnesses and their famolies to come experience CAMP at no cost.There are full medical supports on the property and the kids get to camp just like "normal" kids and forget about thier illnesses while there.