Serving Your Camper, Entirely Free-of-Charge
Who Does Camp Tatiyee Serve?
Camp Tatiyee is dedicated to serving ALL members of the Arizona special needs community. Every summer eight, one-week camp sessions are offered, each dependent on the age and challenges of campers.
Campers served experience challenges such as: spinal injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, amputation, hearing impairment, sight impairment, intellectual challenges, down syndrome, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, and asthma. The camp can also accept individuals needing G-tubes and catheters.
Campers can be accepted starting at age seven and can attend throughout adulthood with no age limit (with the exception of Deaf & Hard of Hearing). Camp Tatiyee is the ONLY summer camp to serve the adult special needs community.
What Does Camp Tatiyee Offer?
Camp Tatiyee will improve the confidence, independence, and emotional health of your camper through a life-changing summer camp experience.
Your camper will participate in cutting-edge adventure programming and educational workshops, fit to their needs. All programs are designed to improve the confidence, independence, and emotional health of your camper.
Is Camp Tatiyee Really Free?
Yes, summer sessions are offered at no cost to the camper’s?family! Camp Tatiyee has never charged a family for attending the camp.
Through a large community of donors, corporate partners, foundation partners, and the Arizona Lions Clubs, Camp Tatiyee is able to offer a full week of camp to every camper ? entirely free-of-charge. You can help make this possible with a gift!
A Typical Camp Day
The average day at Camp Tatiyee begins at 7am and ends by 9pm. Programming is conducted in the morning, afternoon, and night.
Three meals are provided daily to campers, and nurses are always present at meal times to assist as needed and dispense medications. After lunch, campers are provided with a ?rest hour? to relax and regain strength for afternoon programs. Breaks are offered as needed for campers with unique needs.
All campers are assigned a counselor in their dorm who is responsible for assisting the camper as needed with dressing, bathing, toileting, and teeth brushing. This staff member is trained to care for your camper and will provide attentive, compassionate, 24-hour care.
Camp Tatiyee is able to serve individuals with Autism (ASD1) and technologically-dependent persons on a case-by-case basis. Expansion of these services is underway, and staff will review these applicants closely to determine if the camp is able to accommodate your camper?s unique needs.
Due to the medical conditions of the campers served at Camp Tatiyee, the camp is unable to serve individuals with psychiatric, emotional or conduct disorders, and those that exhibit aggressive tendencies. Please contact us with questions concerning your camper?s eligibility.