Camp Aldersgate, Inc (Little Rock, AR)


  • Name:Michaela Kaberline

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  • Organization Name:Camp Aldersgate, Inc
  • Address:2000 Aldersgate Road
    Little Rock, AR 72034
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:501-225-1444
  • Main fax:501-225-2019

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  • Mission:
  • Camp Aldersgate's mission is to create life-changing experiences for individuals with special needs, enabling them to expand their worlds and express their unique voices. Camp's vision is to be an active champion for youth and adults with special needs. We maintain a high standard of excellence in all aspects of our programming, service, environment and operations. Our work is guided by the needs and potential of each person.

  • Overview:
  • Camp Aldersgate is the only camp in Arkansas uniquely dedicated to serving children with special needs and senior adults in a camp environment. This outdoor oasis provides an ideal setting for our programs which aim to: strengthen personal and social development, promote healthy lifestyles, enrich communities, and foster environmental awareness. Camp provides life-changing experiences for its beneficiaries, regardless of age, background, or ability.
    The following programs are operated at Camp Aldersgate:

    Summer Medical Camps provide traditional residential camping experiences for children with specific medical or physical conditions. The program is designed so campers of all abilities can participate and, most importantly, succeed. There are five week-long summer sessions dedicated to children diagnosed with specific medical conditions including muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis, kidney disorders, cancer, bleeding disorders and asthma.

    Kota Camps allow children with medical and physical conditions or developmental delays to experience the camping environment with a non-disabled friend or sibling. Through fun and friendship, campers develop a better understanding and awareness of each other. The program consists of two week-long sessions during the summer and two weekend sessions during the school year.

    Weekend Camps provide developmentally appropriate opportunities for campers to experience activities that promote their cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth. Campers with special needs are able to learn skills that translate into productive, healthy and satisfying lives. There are between 16 and 18 Weekend Camps during the school year.

    Seniors Day Out gives senior adults in central Arkansas an opportunity to engage in educational and recreational activities. Participants share a nutritious meal and enjoy activities designed to foster physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual health in order to maintain a positive quality of life for years to come. Seniors Day Out provides a place for senior adults to socialize and gather once a week from August to May.

    Youth Volunteer Counselor Program provides those 14 years and older a chance to volunteer with the summer and weekend programs. Volunteers help campers with activities such as canoeing, archery, and fishing. They also provide personal care and a helping hand to campers. Camp is the place where volunteers discover what it is truly like to give of themselves in the most caring, non-selfish way. Many of our volunteers choose to go into careers based on their experiences from Camp.

    Year-Round Specialty Camps provide the opportunity to develop a program tailored to objectives from an outside agency or business, as well as give participants the chance to experience camp activities. Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Unit and Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters collaborate with Camp Aldersgate to provide a four-day camp for burn survivors during Camp Sunshine. Adults with developmental disabilities are able to attend overnight camps, called Camp Runamuck, through a collaboration with Camp and the Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled.

  • History:
  • Camp Aldersgate was formally dedicated in the summer of 1947. The original purpose of the camp was to serve as a place for interracial fellowship, meetings and Christian training. Seeing a need for social change and racial harmony, a group of women of the Little Rock Methodist Council requested a $25,000 grant to purchase a 120-acre turkey farm to provide a place to accomplish this mission. As one of the first integrated facilities in the United States, Camp's role in race relations led to challenges for the board, staff and participants during the 1950s. Gunshots were fired into camp, board members received threatening phone calls and the dam at the lake was dynamited. However, the leadership of the camp continued the program in the midst of these challenges.

    Camp held its first programs in a renovated farmhouse and turkey brooder houses. Between 1947 and 1960, Camp added several buildings to accommodate the growing population; eight cabins, a conference center, a dining hall and the director's home. In the 1970s, a Little Rock physician organized the first summer medical camp for 12 children who had medical conditions that prevented them from attending other camps. Weekend Camps and the Seniors Day Out programs also began in the 1970s.

    Over the past 68 years, Camp Aldersgate has been providing individuals with a second home. People can come to Camp and experience camping activities without worrying about their diagnosis. The Summer Medical Camp sessions are available to children with the following diagnosis: muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, diabetes, cardiac conditions, arthritis, kidney and bleeding disorders, cancer, Down syndrome and asthma.

    Since January this year, Camp Aldersgate has served more than 1,500 individuals through Weekend Camps, Seniors Day Out, facility rentals, volunteerism and special guests. We continue to host five Summer Medical Camps; two Summer Kota Camps, 16 Weekend Camp sessions, two Weekend Kota sessions, and the Seniors Day Out program. In Summer 2014, 186 youth volunteers served more than 23,250 hours of direct community service at Camp Aldersgate.

  • Year established:1947
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:16
  • Staff size:16


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:71-0265209

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:710265209
  • Organization Name:CAMP ALDERSGATE INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% REGINA RIEHL
  • Organization Address:2000 ALDERSGATE RD
  • Organization City:LITTLE ROCK
  • Organization State:AR
  • Organization Zip:72205-7018
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):7, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Religious Organization, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1977
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):029, 325
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other religious activities, Camp
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:N20Z
  • Asset Amount:$12,847,193
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,143,324
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,111,776
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:22:35 am

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