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Arizona Lions Camp Tatiyee Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: Camp Tatiyee’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs by providing a life improving experience to promote their emotional health, independence, self esteem and confidence, all free-of-charge.

Results: Please remember we qualify for the Charitable Tax Credit in Arizona! This does not interfere with the school tax credit! You can do both, so donate today!!!!

Target demographics: children and adults with special needs attend camp at no cost, their families have enough costs to worry about. We want them to experience camp and all the glorious things that come with it; like friends, a sense of belonging, confidence and independence.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 431 campers from all over Arizona

Geographic areas served: Arizona

Programs: spy week, myth busters, alien invasions, super heroes, science, go-karting, recreation, paint wars, mud-pit, swimming, Tatiyee Riff-offs, dance party, archery, rock climbing, the list is endless!

Community Stories

97 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Theresa21

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wish I could give 10 stars! This is an amazing camp that provides for a great time for campers of all ages and disabilities. I was lucky enough to work here for 10 years.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing place. Heaven on earth for people with disabilities and their amazing staff.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My boys attended for the first time this past summer. It was a dream come true, to find an inclusive place where they could both attend camp together and each have their unique needs met. Camp Tatiyee is truly one of a kind. We are all so grateful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent place to learn about yourself and how to work effectively with others.

Leigh Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son Drew's first year. He had such a good time and looking forward to attending again next yearv

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful camp. My son has been going for years. Love you guys!

Tanner S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lions Camp Tatiyee is a premiere example excellence in the nonprofit industry. Their facilities are unparalleled, offering a fully immersive forest environment that is still entirely accessible to special needs. They offer innovative, adaptive programming most camps have never even imagined. Children in 2017 built robotic arms, shot bow and arrows, drove go-carts, and more. These are things people imagine the special needs populations could never do, and memories that the campers never thought they would have.

I cannot speak more highly of this incredible organization, and hope to see it succeed for decades to come!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This place changes lives and improves the emotional health of those it serves, as well as its staff.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Kimberly I have gone to camp for two years and I hope that i will go next year. I have Cerebral palsy and i also know Sign Language. I found out about camp from Berlin. My first time at camp i was scared because I had never been to a camp in my entire life. The counselor are great.

AZ lion's camp has givin me independence.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Camp tatiyee is the best camp ever. The staff is fabulous and cares so much about the kids. Even though the kids have a disability you would never know it as this camp. All the kids get to enjoy so many fun activities and games. Best camp ever.
Pam, the director is so caring and wonderful.
Fantastic camp.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had a fantastic first summer camp experience this past summer at Arizona Lions Camp Tatiyee! We had never allowed her to go before but reconsidered after hearing great things about it from a former camper who attended for years in the past. She would love to go again next summer and have another wonderful time with fellow campers, awesome camp staff, and fun activities.

Consie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, Max, loves Camp Tatiyee! Last year they even noticed he was not his cheery self & we found his medication was way too much. Thanks Staff!

Karen A.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't thank you enough for camp soar. After my children lost their dad in August, it was a blessing for them to be invited out to this camp for grieving children. They had a good day and we appreciate it. Thank you to all the sponsors who made this possible as well as all those who volunteered their time and kindness. God bless you. Karen Howell

Brittany40

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been going for 14 years and it is awesome most awesomest place in the world I love it so much

Danelle P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter with multiple disabilities goes to Camp Tatiyee....absolutely LOVES it!!! She's not only gained new friends but her independence has increased a ton. ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son, Harry, has been a camper for three years at Camp Tatiyee, and started this experience at age 8. Not only does the camp enable a child to experience a world beyond the confines of his hometown, it enables the parents to have time away from the 24/7 vigilance you must have with a special needs child. The camp staff is comprised of leaders in the field, as well as young adults whose passion is to pursue careers serving the community of special needs. The camp's setting is ideal, and amongst the pines and accessible cabins, children have an adventure in nature pursuing activities that can range from archery to swimming to cooking to science....unlimited organized opportunities to make friends and grow your self-esteem and independence. Camp Tatiyee, quite simply, is a blessing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Client: my Son DEVIN Willard went to the camp for several years he could have lived there too! That’s where he met some of his best friends and I met a Mom that’s has been like sister to me through the camp!! It’s the best

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter Lucy has been going to Tatiyee for several years. She is excited to go back every summer and see her camp friends. Every year when we arrive she rushes to hug the returning camp staff. She always has a great time and looks forward to returning. The camp itself is a beautiful facility. This place is truly awesome and makes a huge difference in my daughter's life and of the others who attend.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All I know is the huge, beaming smile on the lovely face of my camper friend when her family posted photos of her at Camp Tatiyee, plus their testimony of the joy she ecperienced. Thank you for providing this wonderful place for such deserving kids to have the time of their lives.

1 Lisa K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is 10, and is hard of hearing. We just found out about the camp. He attended his first year this past summer (June 2017) and he had such a great time. He made new friends and learned so many new things. He can't wait to go again next summer.

Charlotte R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son Taylor has been going to Camp Tatiyee for years. When we asked him what he'd like to tell people about camp he said:
"C'mon down and meet your camp family. It's my favorite week all year. Everything is so fun, I love to do the talent show! The food is so delicious my mom says my belly gets bigger. Everybody should go to Camp!"

Ann Wheeler T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tatiyee has been a godsend to my daughter, it allows her to play, socialize, interact with peers and adults without me-mommy, looking over her shoulder. She is allowed to 'camp' in safety and security. One of the best things about Tatiyee is that they have never charged for the 'kids' to go, and many parents/caregivers cannot afford this treat/excursion without this. Looked at other places, but Lucy loves this place and starts bothering me every spring now on when she gets to go to Lion King camp. I truly wish there were more places like this out there.