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Camp Boggy Creek
Welcome to Camp Boggy Creek. A place of dreams, of joy, of possibilities. A camp where children with serious illnesses and their families can forget the word “no” for a little while and embrace the promise of “yes”.
Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp. With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was their dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance. Since 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment.
Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who’ve been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions. Camp Boggy Creek is a permanent, year-round facility where children ages 7 through 16 with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families can come to Camp at no charge to them.
Camp Boggy Creek provides a safe and exciting camp experience for children from throughout Florida suffering from:
Arthritis / Rheumatic / Asthma (severe) / Cancer / Craniofacial / Diabetes (family retreat weekend only)Epilepsy / Heart Hemophilia / Bleeding disorders / Immune Deficiency / Gastrointestinal Illnesses / Kidney / Sickle Cell / Spina Bifida / Transplants / Ventilator Assisted Care (family retreat weekend only)
As a year-round retreat, Camp Boggy Creek is able to serve thousands for campers and their families through activity-packed weekly and weekend camp programs. The camp offers children the chance to catch their first fish, go horseback riding or climb our ropes tower, all while making new friends. There is no charge to come to Camp so we rely on the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners.