533 Bolivar St.New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 407-461-7693Email: phopk1@lsuhsc.eduWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

Camp Tiger is the Louisiana State University School of Medicine Summer Camp for Children with Special Care Needs

Application for Prospective Campers:

Times: 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. M-F End of May

Ages: 6 – 15 years of age

Who can participate?  
Camp invites children between the ages of 6-15 years old in the New Orleans, Northshore, and 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. Children who do not speak English or speak English as a second language are welcome to participate. There are counselors fluent in different languages besides English. 

Although it is our goal to accommodate all children wishing to attend the camp, due to limited funding and staff, we will only be able to accept those campers whose needs we can adequately meet with our current resources.

Who staffs the camp?  
The camp is funded, organized, and staffed solely by first-year medical students of the LSU School of Medicine. At least two nurses and/or Emergency Medical Technicians will be on-site, a physician and psychologist will be present during the hours of camp, and the faculty advisor is in attendance. Furthermore, there will always be at least two counselors for each camper for individualized attention.

How much does it cost? 
The camp is free of charge for eligible children; however, due to limited resources and counselors, there is limited enrollment. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day, and transportation is provided for camp activities. Camp buses will meet parents to pick up children in the morning and drop them off in the afternoon at Clinical Sciences Research Building at 533 Bolivar Street (on the LSUHSC campus). 

What kinds of activities are available? 
Each year the Camp Director and counselors select a variety of exciting activities with special needs children in mind. Tentative trips include the Louisiana Children’s Museum, the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, City Park, Kidsports, Liuzza Land & Produce Farm and more.