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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Tuxedo Brothers Event Management
is the sponsor of the 7th Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon and 5K run. The event takes place on October 13, 2018 and all proceeds go to PALS. For more information and to register, visit We appreciate your support!



PALS Camp returns to Purdue to teach life skills in a fun way WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A summer spent playing sports, learning about engineering and computers, and gaining valuable life skills is ahead for several hundred Lafayette-area young people at the annual PALS Camp on the campus of Purdue University. Now in its 17th […]

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PALS Update – February 2018

The Purdue Athletes 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 […]