PALS is a free summer camp for 400 children ages 8-14 whose family incomes are at or below federal poverty guidelines. The camp is structured around four character pillars: respect, responsibility, caring, and courage. Curriculum activities include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), computer programming, financial literacy, dance, art, videography, photography, judo, nutrition, swimming, career development, service learning, and select special events. Campers receive breakfast and lunch and are bused from 2 locations by Lafayette School Corporation.


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PALS Update – February 2018

The Purdue Athlete Life Success program planning for 2018 is getting underway.  In the next couple of months we will be hiring staff, preparing enrollment invitations for qualified families, and arranging for our free sports physicals. Our program leadership staff is looking forward to the months ahead as we prepare our curriculum.  Now entering our […]

2018 Sports Physicals

In order to attend the PALS camp, every camper needs an up to date physical. PALS offer free physicals for every camper.  There will be three evenings in early May to take advantage of these medicals.  These exams are provided by local physicians (some of whom are associated with the Purdue University Student Hospital), and […]

2018 Camp Dates

The camp dates for 2018 have been announced! Camp will be in session June 14th through July 13th.


PALS has definitely brightened the lives of countless young people. I can’t think of a more noble cause.
James RiskCEO and President - Kirby Risk Corporation
If you want to witness positive change in the life of a youngster, visit PALS. You, too, will be transformed!
Julie GriffithVice President of Public Affairs - Purdue University
PALS continues to add relevant programming to help campers prepare for their future.
Robert FalkPresident & CEO - PFCU

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