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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

107 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Samantha M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I grew up going to the tatiyee camp every year, it brings me joy when I see all of my deaf/hoh friends for an entire week, incorporating lots of activities, crafts and so much more that is deaf friendly. It’s truly an amazing camp. I am still friends with all of them!

1 Consie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Max loves Camp Tatiyee! Pam Swanson and the whole organization embody the ideals of selfless loving service. Special needs people & their families love & need Camp Tatiyee.

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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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work at Camp Tatiyee and this camp is magic. For the week that campers attend they are so well loved and taken care of. The staff is extensively trained and working here has been the best experience in my life.

Cecilia3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has attended Camp Tatiyee for about 6 years now. He loves it! And he looks foward to it every summer. It is an amazing program! It has given our son opportunities and experiences other wise he could never have. We are truly thankful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son is 20 yrs old. He has attended Camp Tatiyee for about 6 years now. He looks foward every year to go back again. What an amaizing opportunity is this for our son and other kids like him. It's a great program! They are so well organized, full of activities for the kids, amazing staff and volunteers. We are forever thankful to everybody who makes Camp Tatiyee posible!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 21 yr old daughter was bornmissing her left arm just below the elbow and has cerebral palsy, leaving her in a wheelchair and is total care. She had stranger anxiety for the first decade of her life due to doctors and therapists, who were doing their best to help her grow and learn in the healthiest way possible. Camp Tatiyee is an enormous help and strength to her and she is able to mix and mingle and has great memories of Camp. She will return next year for the 7th time and she’s excited every year to go. Great job Camp Tatiyee and super kudos to the loving, caring, fun staff.

Donor

Rating: 5

My Special Needs child looks forward to Camp Tatiyee, beginning the day she comes home from the camp she just attended. This place is WONDERFUL ! Staff treats campers like the special people they are. The wide variety of activities is amazing. Cook out-Pool-skits-dance-Crafts-Archery-and hikes keep the days hopping, and that's just the few I know about. Please contribute to this camp. It's the only camp I know of in Arizona and it's FREE, so all Special Needs children and adults can go. I love that place and so does Tomacina.

Tanner S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AMAZING nonprofit doing Mitch needed work for the special needs community of Arizona! Could not recommend them more highly.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is nowhere on earth that your special meeds child will get so much care, love, and attention. The services this place offers are beyond comparison.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Camp Tatiyee is the best camp in the whole wide world. The staff there is so professional and fabulous with all the kids. This is a wonderful special needs camp, where the kids get to enjoy themselves with other special needs campers and get to do so many fun activities, like archery, swimming, riding go-carts, etc. Pam , the camp director, is so exceptional at her job, taking care of all the kids and running the camp with a great staff. My son looks forward every year to coming to this camp. Great Camp! 5 plus ********

1 Beth Alison Yearsley D.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited this camp three times now, and have been consistently impressed with the Director and staff who are so caring and professional too. The unique opportunities they provide for each camper enhance their quality of life immensely.

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!

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.

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

1 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. ❤️