2000 Aldersgate Road

Media Resources


Below you will find information about Camp Aldersgate including its history, core programs and leadership team, as well as our brand guide and logos. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our Director of Communications Brooke Wilson.



Mission, Vision & Values



Awards & Recognition

Leadership Team

News & Stories

In the Media

Brand Assets




Camp Aldersgate provides barrier-free experiences for individuals with special needs.


Camp Aldersgate creates life-changing experiences for individuals with special needs.


Inspiring a barrier-free future.


Love and acceptance • Inclusion • Collaboration • Excellence • Innovation



Camp Aldersgate was dedicated over 75 years ago in 1947, when a group of women from the Little Rock Methodist council purchased the land. The 100+ acres were used for interracial fellowship, church meetings and programming for youth and senior citizens.

In 1971, Dr. Kelsey Caplinger, a well-known physician, organized the first summer medical camp for 12 children who had asthma. The program grew under partnership with MedCamps Inc. of Arkansas and by by 1979, served over 233 children.

Today, our summer camps are based off this model, and we serve children with a variety of special needs and medical conditions including autism, diabetes, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cancer, bleeding disorders, and more.


Camp Aldersgate provides year-round programming for individuals ages 6-26 with special needs and medical diagnoses. Our core services include summer and weekend camps. Several weeks of summer camp focus on specific medical diagnoses, while our Kota and Weekend Camps are available to a variety of campers with special needs.

Our programs and activities are designed for our participants to learn there are no limitations. Campers can shoot a bow at the archery course, zip-line through the trees, enjoy a pool party, catch a catfish & more! We offer many of the same activities as most traditional summer camps.

We also partner with a variety of health agencies and service organizations during the year to provide Specialty Camps. These camps provide the opportunity to develop a program tailored to the objectives of the agency, as well as, giving participants the opportunity to experience camp activities.

Core Offerings

Summer Camps

From June – August, we provide week-long residential camp experiences for children and young adults ages 6-26. Each session focuses on a group of medical diagnoses and/or special needs

Weekend Camps

During the spring and fall, we offer Weekend Camps for individuals with special needs ages 6-26. These abbreviated sessions are packed full of indoor and outdoor activities.

Specialty Camps

We collaborate with a variety of health agencies and service organizations to offer a variety of camps throughout the year tailored toward specific populations such as domestic abuse survivors and families grieving a loved one.


2023 Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence: Camp Aldersgate was one of six camps to receive the 2023 Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence at the American Camp Association’s (ACA) National Conference. This award is designed to honor camp programs that “develop effective, creative responses to the needs of people and/or societal problems using the camp environment.”

American Camp Association Accreditation: Camp Aldersgate is the only ACA accredited camp in Arkansas that focuses on serving individuals with special needs. “ACA’s accreditation standards focus on health, safety, and risk management, and are used as benchmarks by government entities. ACA accreditation provides public evidence of a camp’s commitment to the well-being of campers and staff.”


Our Leadership Team

In the Media

“Camp Aldersgate Hired McDaniel as Director of Development” – Arkansas Money & Politics, 5/18/23

“Sonya Murphy sees broader world for Camp Aldersgate” – Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 1/15/23

“Camp Aldersgate’s Fish Fry Returns” – AY Magazine, 9/26/22

“Nonprofit of the Week: Camp Aldersgate” – Good Morning Arkansas, 8/10/22

“Common Ground for Extraordinary People” – Inviting Arkansas, 6/1/22

“Camp Aldersgate Celebrates 75 Years With Time-Traveling Bash” – Little Rock Soiree, 4/11/22

“4 Central Arkansas Organizations Expand NW, Open Offices in Rogers” – Arkansas Money & Politics, 3/31/22

Brand Assets

Please refer to the guidelines below for the proper use of the Camp Aldersgate logo and brand elements. The Camp Aldersgate logo may not be used without explicit permission from the organization.

For all media inquires, please contact Brooke Wilson, Director of Communications at [email protected].

Office: 501-225-1444     Cell: 501-680-2928

Address: 2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock, AR 72205

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