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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

146 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 jsyvert

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with the blind and individuals with special needs for the last 20 years. The program that camp Tatiyee provides for special needs individuals to enjoy, participate, and create extraordinary experiences they will never forget is amazing.
The commitment by their leadership team and a highly trained staff to make each persons camping experience special is inspiring. The care, love, and engagement they make creates a connection with each camper. That requires a unique passion to serve these special needs individuals.
Camp Tatiyee has offered a lifetime experience for thousands of individuals over the decades by providing each person a one-of-a-kind camping adventure. This takes a tremendous amount of support by Lions Clubs throughout Arizona, business, and corporate sponsors as well as grants. It is a team effort that continues to impress me and anyone who has visited the camp.
Jim S

Kringle

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having managed programs for special needs children for over thirty years, I have always been impressed with the quality of the programs Camp Tatiyee provides. Their facilities are well maintained and designed to specifically support the type of campers they serve. I have found their staff and volunteers to be well trained, dedicated to the program, and committed to providing everyone with the very best camping experience possible. In addition, their efforts and operations are supported by the Lions Clubs of Arizona, which provides assistance with funding and volunteers. Awesome!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

All the councilors and campers are like family. The camp is AMAZING. The councilors and staff are always there to help and are awesome.

1 Kate M.11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Camp Tatiyee is an amazing place. It helped to shape the person I am today. I first went to work there for the summer as a young teenager. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but it ultimately became a defining experience for me. I found it to be a place where everyone is accepted and seen as equal no matter your abilities. It's a place where those who are told "you can't," can. So many of my happy memories relate back to Camp Tatiyee. And because of Camp, today I'm a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Blind. I absolutely love my profession and I don't think I would have gone down the path of special education if not for my experiences at Camp Tatiyee. I will always cherish the four summers I worked at Camp Tatiyee. It's a place that brings love, hope and laughter to so many.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Tatiyee not only changes lives but changes perspectives… something arguably more powerful. I strongly believe in the power of friendship that Camp Tatiyee installs in its campers.

Every week I see familiar characters come to camp… one of which is the newbie, someone that has heard about the value of a Tatiyee camp experience or has never been away from home or both. Someone that ultimately is nervous (rightfully so). The newbie doesn’t know what to expect of this place other than pine trees and new experiences.

Next is the returner. The returner is bouncing with joy and excitement for the week to come, the returner has been coming anywhere from one summer to thirty summers.the returner is greeted by many familiar faces not only of fellow campers but from loving staff. The returner is quick to befriend the newbie who hasn’t been to Tatiyee knowing what it’s like to be in those nervous shoes.

I watch as how the newbie becomes the returner each week, and that not only fills me with joy but is incredibly powerful.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

So many great things I could say here! I grew up attending this camp in the summer, starting when I was about 8-years old. Being a disabled individual with a spinal cord injury, feeling accepted and understood was hard to come by. This camp changed all that! The staff was always so well educated and loving. Always able to cater to each person’s individual needs. We did so many activities and had the true camp experience. I even learned new things myself such as sign language and learned about other disabilities. I loved the atmosphere, being around others that walked in the same shoes I did, and everything the camp stands for. To this day, at 32-years old, some of my most loved memories are from my summers up in the pines at Camp Tatiyee. This camp changes lives and provides opportunities for the disabled that we wouldn’t normally be able to get elsewhere. Thank you Camp Tatiyee for all you’ve done in my life, and continue to do to this day in the lives of many. This place is a true blessing.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since moving to Arizona a year ago I was attending meetings as a member of Sun City Host Lions club. When my husband and I heard about Arizona Lions Camp Tatiyee we said let’s learn more. We took the trip to Lakeside,AZ. for the tour of the camp from Executive Director Pam Swanson at this point the camp had been shut down because of the COVID pandemic so there were 26 faithful staff members still hanging in at the camp making videos on YouTube for the campers to stay connected to camp. What a wonderful thing. The counselors were also chipping in with many maintenance projects. We both knew we were hooked then and could see many projects we were able to help on. Camp Tatiyee is Entirely about Campers entirely free- of - charge. Coming soon- Camp Tatiyee will be available for rent on Airbnb. You can make a difference in a campers life by donating to camp Tatiyee.org/donate you’ll be happy you did, we were!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter worked at Camp Tatiyee as a counselor many summers during high school and college. Her experiences at Camp Tatiyee undoubtedly led her to a career in special education. I had the opportunity to visit her one summer while she was working at camp and will never forget the love, care and camaraderie that the staff provided to each other and every camper. I was humbled beyond words….Camp Tatiyee is a gift of unmeasurable humanity that keeps on giving year after year.
Please support this most worthy organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camp Tatiyee has always been an amazing experience for me, as well as my family! This is a place i have grown up with for most of my life and it has changed my life in ways i would have never expected!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I Have known this camp for years on end and they never fail to amaze, such an outgoing and positive environment its like a whole other world.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lions Camp Tatiyee is a place that epitomizes charitable work. It provides people of all ages and all disabilities a chance to experience a summer camp experience like non-disabled people have enjoyed - and it does it at no-cost to the camper. This not only provides the camper with a week among others "just like him/her" but it provides the campers care-giver with a week where their life doesn't revolve around the needs to their disabled loved one.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Camp Tatiyee changed my life. The culture, the love, the respect for one another and the willingness to be adaptable. This camp holds space for those who might feel like they aren't represented, respected or loved for who they are. The management and the representatives that work each summer truly bring joy and openness. Another thing I am quite impressed by is the willingness to accept that things need to change based on the dynamics of the whole, Listen to all and everyone has an opportunity to share to hemp make things work. That is growth .

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, Brent, had Cerebral Palsy and needed total care, he was non-verbal and non-ambulatory. He attended Lions Camp Tatiyee for over 30 years. He loved camp! He considered it his annual summer vacation from life as usual and from the heat of Tucson.
He got to go fishing, ride in a go cart, go to the casino and be with friends he had met in years past. He participated in talent shows and other activities. The care he was given at camp was outstanding. Even when he had to start using a feeding tube they did not bat an eye, they just took care of it. Brent got so much self esteem during camp. Brent passed away this past June, Camp Tatiyee was a highlight in his life. Thank you Camp Tatiyee!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Camp Tatiyee changes lives not only for the lucky campers who attend but for their families. As a parent of a special needs child I was naturally a bit apprehensive about entrusting the care of my daughter to the camp staff for 6 days. My daughter, who was somewhat timid had never even been on a sleepover before! When we returned at the end of the week we hardly recognized the vivacious, confident young lady that greeted us. On the 3 hour drive home our daughter regaled us with tales if her many new expereinces - dancing, go-karts and a talent show! She went on and on about the host of new friends she had acquired, many of whom she is still in contact with these sixteen years later. I credit Camp Tatiyee and its fantastic staff with giving my daughter the springboard she needed to embrace herself and become the amazing, loving and tenacious person she is today. My heartfelt gratitude to all who make Camp Tatiyee possible!

1 Rosie G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of working at Camp Tatiyee 25 years ago and then meeting the current director of Camp Tatiyee 10 years after that. There is no other place in the world where people can be celebrated for their unique gifts and differences. If you need a reminder that the world is filled with beauty and kindness… visit camp!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year was my son's first year attending summer camp. He just loved camp so much and I cannot wait to head back this next summer! They were incredibly accommodating and having the nurses and camp employees available helped ease my mom fears.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This place will always have a special place in my heart. I worked here for 10 summers and loved every minute of it: it's my home away from home. Camp Tatiyee is a place that brings you quality fun, adventure and a community with a whole lotta heart. There's not a lot of places like this anymore, and did I mention--it's completely free? Yes, go now!

1 Roderick William R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked at this camp for three summers. First I will say that this is a tight-knit community. The camp director and program directors ensure everyone is on the same page about how things are run in camp. Second, I will say that the counselors put their heart and soul into this camp and it is near and dear to everyone who has worked here. Third, for the campers I have seen so many campers who have come here that first were in a shell and they didn't want to participate in the activities or socialize with others, but by the end of the week it felt like every camper was chatting with somebody or enjoying themselves in one form or another. The staff at Camp Tatiyee really do care about everybody and they actively seeks ways to engage the campers in every activity. If you decided to come to Camp Tatiyee or bring your family member here I can promise you the staff will be amazing, the programs will be out of this world, and whoever stays at Tatiyee will love it for life!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I always answer the call when they need volunteers. No matter what they want me to do I feel blessed to have helped.

2 Ronald C T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Lucy has attended Tatiyee for several years now. She has always enjoyed her visits and has made friends there. The staff is amazing, always caring. The camp goes above and beyond and I appreciate all you have done for my daughter and the other campers.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has gone the last 3 years. She loves everyone there. She really appreciated the online camp this past year, but really wants to head back to the mountains as soon as possible.

1 Darlene W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When COVID hit, Camp Tatiyee went online! My girls really enjoyed all the activities offered virtually. It was great to see them adjust and still offer great programming for our kiddos!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The leadership and staff at Camp Tatiyee have a passion that surpasses anything I've ever seen. They go above and beyond to give campers experiences that they never thought possible with their disabilities. It's a magical place!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Camp Tatiyee! Our son was an older teen when we found out about this gem in the pines. We knew he would have fun with the full calendar of activities and social events. We were excited for him! What we couldn’t have anticipated was the way that it helped with his desire for independence. The week away from us gave him a taste of making his own decisions in a safe environment. He came home wanting to make more choices, do more on his own, and set goals for himself. He has looked forward to camp each summer and we just love the fun and growth that we see in him. When we drop him off each summer for the week, it feels like we are dropping a kid off at college in his dorm room and he feels that way too!

2 Tricia K C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have 2 children that have been going to camp Tatiyee for a couple summers. They had never been away from me for a week at a time. They both absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back. I will have 3 children go next time for the week. Plus it gives me a break. Would love for parents to have a week at camp. It looks amazing. Kids always have a great time and look forward to seeing friends and meeting new ones. Tatiyee will always be a place the kids look forward to every summer.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This past summer was my first time working at Lions Camp Tatiyee and it was an amazing experience! Staff and admin team are wonderful to work with, the campers are a joy! And the place itself is so beautiful and a welcoming environment :) I can’t wait to work there again summer of 2020!

2 Cassie W.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter is a counselor at Camp Tatiyee and it has changed her life in so many positive ways. Her love for the camp and campers is everything. She’s always wanted to be a dentist and now she’s been a caregiver for an autistic boy after school and is learning sign language to have her dental practice be a unique practice focusing on patients with special needs. We are so blessed that she found such wonderful people and inspiration at &camp Tatiyee

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've had the absolute privilege of working here last year. It was my first summer at Camp Tatiyee, and it's changed how I perceive the world around me. I have gained a new perspective working with campers and working alongside other counselors. In a world that can seem a bit crazy at times, it's comforting to know that there will always be this place that emits so much positivity into the world.

2 Andria W.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working at Camp Tatiyee the past 2 years has really had an influence on how I perceive the world. Working here really changes you as a person and I will be forever grateful for my experiences at camp!

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My first year at Camp Tatiyee was a blast! The staff are incredibly assistful and caring. They devote more than 100% of their time to every camper that comes through and I'm so incredibly proud to have worked with all of them.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with Camp Tatiyee for about two years now, and it quite honestly changed my life for the better. I've been given the chance to assist campers with special needs and make sure they have as much fun as possible. This experience has opened my eyes to another world and taught me valuable skills and advice for my future. The environment presented is very welcoming and includes many different activities that campers don't always have to opportunity to partake in, such as the dance and baking. Campers always enjoy themselves and it's a pleasure to see them interacting with others and having a great time. I truly don't believe that I'd be the person I am today if it weren't for this camp.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing camp in that they service so many different types of children and adults with challenges you can not find this type of camp just anywhere. The staff and people involved are the very best at what they do and are like family and treat the children like family members. You can feel the the way they do things and the level of kindness as soon as you meet them they will go beyond to help and once your child gets home they can not stop talking about how camp is so awesome. I can not say a nuff goods things about this camp.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member since 2005. The experience provided to campers is an amazing adventure in a truly magical place. It is so heartwarming to provide this opportunity for over sixty years.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Camp Tatiyee has truly changed my life and shaped me into the person I am today. I have worked at camp for the last 2 summers and plan on working at camp for the summers to come. It has taught me patience, love and trust. I am so thankful for camp!

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so incredibly thankful for this camp! It has taught me how to deeply trust, love, and care for others. Tatiyee is a beautiful place filled with beautiful people who inspire me to be the best version of myself. I can not thank Camp Tatiyee enough for changing my life.

3 Kallee J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tatiyee is the most influential experience of my life and has helped me become the person i am today. It is the highlight of my year each summer and I cannot imagine where i would be without it.

3 Theresa21

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Oh where do I start....I worked as a counselor and water safety instructor at Camp Tatiyee for 10 years. I remember how cool it was to see 10+ wheelchairs lined up next to the pool while the campers had total freedom of movement in the water. I was thrilled to walk with a camper in the pool, he felt taller and full of joy. I had so many wonderful days and weeks there. I moved so that I could live closer to camp for a few years. I now live far away but Camp Tatiyee is always close to my heart. I wish I had photos and videos to post, but I was at camp before digital was big and phones did not take pictures.

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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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4 Angela171

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi My Name is Angela Thomas and I have been going to Camp Tatiyee for 20 + years it has been a blessing it teaches me self confidence and not to take myself to seriously I Love it and highly recommend it

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lions Camp Tatiyee has been a part of my life for over 20 years it's my home and Pam is the best camp director I've ever had she is the kindest sweetest person I know I feel so grateful for camp and Pam she let's me be myself and forget all of my worries

3 Tanner S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is one of the best nonprofits in the state of Arizona, providing life-changing experience to those with disabilities.

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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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3 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!

3 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!

3

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.

2 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.

2

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.

3

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 ********

4 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.

2

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

3 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

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

3

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.

1

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.

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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.

1 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

1 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. ❤️

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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.

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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

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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.

1 nedcoleman

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.

1 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!"

2 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.

1 Leah T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I ❤️ Camp Tatiyee! My son, Ben, is 11 and has spina bifida and has gone for four years now. He was so scared to go the first time, but when I picked him up at the end of the week, he had had such a good time and had developed so much confidence. Ever since then, he is so excited to go to camp every summer.

The staff are amazing. It’s so clear that they love what they do and loves the individuals they are serving. In the world, it feels like there is so much he is excluded from because of his disability, but at Camp Tatiyee, he is just one of the kids and gets to have experienced that would otherwise be unobtainable.