Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2016 application process for Camp! Camp Soaring Eagle provides a residential camp experience at no charge for children with a serious or chronic illness. Medical care is provided by on-site pediatric doctors and nurses. Please read all the information as our application has changed.
To attend Camp your child must:
- Have an illness or medical condition Camp Soaring Eagle is serving during the camper program session.
(excludes Sibling Camper Weekend and Veterans’ Children Camper Weekend – please see below for information on these special camping programs)
- Be age 6 to 15
- Live in Arizona, Nevada, Utah or New Mexico. Campers from other areas are included when possible.
- Be unable to attend a traditional non-medical camp.
Medical personnel will always be available on site during camper program sessions to provide services and support as needed to ensure a safe camp experience.
Each child must bring all their medications and supplies. If medical equipment is brought for the camper, please bring a surge protector that is clearly labeled with the child’s name on it.
Service dogs may be present during camp sessions. Please be aware in the event your child may have a fear of or allergies to dogs.
Healthy meals will be provided. We may not be able to accommodate some dietary concerns or menu preferences. Some specialized diets may need to beprovided by the family. Please contact Juan Morales, Executive Director of Camp Operations if there is a specific dietary concern to determine if we are able to meet those needs or if you will need to provide food.
Sending an application does not guarantee your child will be attending camp. All applications are reviewed by our medical team. Acceptance is based on criteria including the medical needs of your child and our ability to provide safe and appropriate programming for your child.
The application must be complete before it can be reviewed. A complete application contains four (4) parts. Please note that incomplete information will delayyour application. We appreciate your timely response in obtaining missing information. Applications for our camp programs are due three (3) weeks prior to the Camper session.
We would like to accept every child who applies to Camp, but it is impossible to do so. All applications are medically reviewed. Decisions are made based on the child’s inability to attend a traditional camp, the severity of the child’s medical need, whether the child has been to Camp Soaring Eagle before. Campalso reserves the right to make selections/decisions based on other factors as deemed appropriate.
Acceptances will be emailed/mailed two (2) weeks prior to the illness specific camper session. If your child is placed on a waiting list, you will be contacted when space becomes available.
Sibling Camper Weekend Our sibling camper weekend is for siblings of our established campers ages 6 to 15, that do not suffer from any serious or chronic illness which would make them eligible to attend one of our other illness specific weekends. This session is meant for the siblings to get a special weekend at camp all for themselves.
Veterans’ Children Camper Weekend Our Veterans’ Children Camper Weekend is for children of Veterans, either active duty or retired, ages 6 to 15, this unique weekend is to give our Veterans’ Children a special weekend to get away from the daily stress that being a military child brings.
The true impact of Camp cannot be measured, but the benefits can be and we believe they are limitless.
The results were AMAZING!
of campers showed an increase in self confidence
of campers showed an increase in thier ability to face new challenges
of campers said they felt supported by the staff and volunteers