Welcome to Camp Tiger!
This camp invites children between the ages of 6-15 years old in the New Orleans, Northshore, Baton Rouge and Lower Parish metropolitan areas who are physically and/or mentally challenged. We especially welcome those children who are unable to attend other camps available for special needs children. Although it is our goal to accommodate all children, due to limited funding and staff, we can only accept campers whose needs we can meet with our current resources.
Who staffs the camp? The camp is organized and staffed by first year medical students of the LSU School of Medicine. There are two medical students for every camper. Two nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians will be on site and a physician will be on call. Dr. Delcarpio, the faculty advisor, also attends.
How much does it cost? The camp is free of charge for eligible children. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Transportation to and from the camp activities is also provided. Camp buses will meet parents for pick up and drop off at the Clinical Sciences Research Building, 533 Bolivar Street (on the LSUHSC campus). Due to possible travel restrictions, we may not be able to arrange any additional pick up/drop off spots outside of the LSUHSC campus. We will send out specific directions in a later letter and encourage parents to carpool! Camp Tiger counselors cannot be responsible for picking up and dropping off campers to and from their individual homes. Parents/Guardians are responsible for seeing that their camper arrives at the pickup location on time and is picked up promptly at the end of the day.