What is Camp Alphie?
Camp Alphie is all that you've ever wanted in a summer camp - s'mores over a fire, swimming and splashing in a big ol' pool, horseback riding, games, shaving cream fights, new friends, and new experiences - for kids who are suffering from cancer, or have survived the disease, and their siblings.
What makes Camp Alphie special is not its activities, or its location - though Ceta Canyon, Texas is a beautiful place in the summer; no, what makes it special is its dedication to care for kids who might not have time to experience everything they ever wanted to. Our dedication to providing the experiences and creating memories for these kids is unmatched, and our focus is on safe, healthy, good old fun!
Camp Alphie is a completely non-profit organization that relies on donations and wonderful volunteer camp directors and counselors to run smoothly year after year, for over 25 years. On-site oncology nurses and doctors help monitor the health of the children while they forget about their worries and romp with other kids their age, from ages 7-14.
Camp Alphie is entirely free - both its Kids' Camp and Parents' Camp (for parents of kids attending the kids' camp only) are free of charge. All these fun actvities for six days, with extra care and attention, for free?! Yep! Just fill out the necessary forms, and Alphie the courageous lion will welcome you with open arms and paws when you come to experience the joys of our camp!
Find out more about the events and activities for this year's Camp Alphie under 'Camp Activities', browse through photos of past years in the Photo Album, or read all about our friendly staff and our mission here in 'About Us' as you surf the site, but don't forget to check out the FAQ if you're thinking of applying to come spend a week with us! And please - if you know of any children or families that could benefit from our program, don't hesitate to refer them to this site.
If you have any further questions or concerns, send us a quick email from the 'Contact Us' menu tab, and we'll respond as soon as we can with an answer.