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Camp Alexander

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In order to accomplish our mission of providing opportunities to ALL children in Lyon County and neighboring counties, Camp Alexander works very hard throughout the year to raise funds to provide scholarships which either fully or partially allow us to help children attend Camp Alexander.  We are also continually improving our facilities in order to keep our camp in top notch shape and of course this also takes money to achieve.  We truly appreciate our community and all those that have generously donated to camp either financially or by donating their time.  We truly could not do it without you! 


Camp Alexander's mission is to empower children by providing a safe place for growth and enrichment in the great outdoors while fostering a respect for the environment. 


Camp Alexander was established in the 1930s after the efforts of James Putnam, a local attorney, who discovered the will from EJ Alexander, a former black slave.  Upon Alexander's death in 1923, his will stated that the 39 acres and $1,190.00 he had own be given to the children of Emporia.  Camp Alexander is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for children from all cultures and socio-economic levels and helps them create friendships.  Our camps are open for children ages 6 to 14 and we offer scholarships to help cover the expenses for those that without the support of our community will not be able to experience what Camp Alexander has to offer.  


Today, Camp Alexander provides a safe haven for the youth of Emporia where they can explore their creative side and meet new friends.  Camp Alexander has carefully planned many summers for kids to enjoy and burn off energy and at the same time learn team work, leadership skills, and about nature through exciting camps.  The kids are encouraged to interact with one another and share their ideas to create bonds that will hopefully last a lifetime. In our camps, parents can feel comfortable that their child is getting the best out of summer.  Camp Alexander offers a variety of summer camps from camping and water balloon fights to team sports and boat-building.  Our directors and counselors come from different educational backgrounds, that combined together create an unforgettable summer experience. 


Camp Alexander is also invested in the health of our community and children; for that reason, we have incorporated one session dedicated to fitness.  Children learn about the importance of staying active while having fun going through the obstacle course.  Apart from the fitness camp, Camp Alexander has several different trails open to the community.


As a non-profit, Camp Alexander relays on donations from the community and could not exist without their support.  We want to share our amazing program with as many children as possible.  The involvement of our community is crucial to keep the camp running and welcoming new children every year; Camp Alexander truly appreciates our community and those who have donated their time and money to help support our cause.

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1783 Rd. 5
Emporia KS 66801
Phone: (620) 794-1830

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