Updates & Announcements!

Camp registration is closed for 2016!!!

Medicals Night is coming up!!! If you have PRE-REGISTERED for camp, you can come to our Medicals Night (May 3rd, 5th, or 11th) to get a free physical–which is required to complete registration.

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Our Mission

to promote active life success, as well as engaged service learning and leadership opportunities for both PALS campers and staff.

What We Do

PALS is a positive youth development intervention program designed for the underserved children of the Greater Lafayette Community. We host a free five week summer day-camp, as well as an after school program where we partner with the Tippecanoe 4H.

Summer Camp

The Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS) is a free summer day camp providing opportunities for Tippecanoe County children ages 8-14 from income-qualifying families to participate in a variety of activities, form lasting friendships, and build life success skills. Read More.

After School Program

PALS is collaborating with the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program to provide an afterschool 4-H program opportunity (4-H clubs) for children at Sunnyside Middle School and Oakland Elementary School. The primary subject matter focus of this collaborative effort is delivered via a variety of activities that are designed to enhance knowledge of healthy living, inspire creative thinking, make physical activity fun and exciting, as well as demonstrate the effectiveness of positive relationships resulting in youth making healthy life choices. The 4-H/PALS clubs allow the extension of the PALS summer camp into a year-round experience, with the pillars of character forming the foundation of the clubs, just as the pillars are during the PALS camp. Read More.

Junior Team Leader Development

We are piloting a new development program for our Junior Team Leaders (JTLs) this year! They will meet twice a week during camp to teach and develop leadership skills to better prepare our kids for their future. Read More.

Our Vision

to foster a community that empowers and provides opportunity for all underserved children, regardless of background or situation.

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

See what is new this year!

This year, we are adding a lot of exciting stations involving STEM! The kids will be learning about engineering in a new and innovative way! We will also be introducing the kids to coding and the different opportunities STEM fields provide career wise.