Steele Research Center - "To teach, to heal, to discover."

AEMP Youth Camp - Located just outside Globe, AZ

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of ill or premature babies.

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Steele Research Center

In 1992, the Arizona Elks adopted the Steele Center as a "Major Project". Since then, Members in lodges around the state have contributed more than $4 million.

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Youth Camp

The Arizona Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee.

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Arizona Elks Association

Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Our motto is "Believe in what you do and it can come true".

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In Arizona, Elks help children in many ways. AEMP’s relationship with 2 projects goes back for years.

We have sponsored research at the University of Arizona's "Steele Children's Research Center" since 1992 with over $5 million in donations. We remodeled and modernized the "Arizona Elks Clinic for Children and Young Adults" and provide funds for an endowed chair in Neonatology.

We are also very proud of our Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeast Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. We will be waiving fees for bona fide youth groups in 2016 on a trial basis

Please take time to visit both portions of our website. You can call us toll free at 888.808.8627 or locally at 520.326.0556 if you have any questions.

- Jimm Krausman - Executive Director, Arizona Elks Major Projects, Inc.

Steele Children's Research Center

The physician/scientists take care of 28,000 sick children each year at the Steele Children's Research Center. Some of these children have simple problems, like ear infections, others with life-threatening illnesses. Our goal is to give each one of them a better chance at better health. Please consider adding your support to the research efforts at the Steele Children's Research Center - to create a healthier future for all children. For more information, please call or click 520-626-7051.

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Youth Camp

The Arizona Elks operate the Jack C, Warter Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeastern Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. These fees will be waived for most bona fide Youth Groups in 2016, so make plans early to reserve your time.

The Arizona Elks Youth Camp is a great facility to hold your next troop outing, or any other event! More Youth Camp Info Here

Jimm's Corner - March 2017

Jimm Krausman
Jimm Krausman - Sierra Vista Lodge #2065

March 2017

Arizona Elks are great supporters of the U.S. Military both Active Duty and Veterans. We put yellow ribbons on our cars and remember them in our prayers. One of the oldest traditions in Elkdom is – “As long as there are Veterans in our hospitals, Elks will never forget them.”

What has that got to do with our Arizona Elks Major Projects? I can think of no better way to Support our Troops than supporting programs that help take care of their children. One small way we can serve those who serve.

U.S. soldiers shake hands with Afghan children while patrolling through a village near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler

Arizona Elks sponsor the Jack C. Warter Youth Camp which provides a happy healthy environment for all children to enjoy the wonders of nature and the great outdoors, a diminishing commodity in the “digital age.”

Arizona Elks Major Projects supports the research at the UofA Steele Children’s Research Center. Doctors and researchers take on the challenges of childhood diseases that strike hundreds of families in Arizona every year, including Military families. Arizona Elks keep this mission active.

Your support makes the Arizona a better place for children, the same Mission that compels many of our soldiers to Defend our Freedom. Support Our Troops, Care for Our Children.

Many great Elks will be gathering at our Youth Camp from April 17-23 to help prepare for a busy summer. You can help, contact Tom Miller at 520-591-6272 if you want to help.

Or maybe just buy or sell a few tickets on our great Can-Am Commander Mid-Year Raffle. Tickets are available at the Lodge or on-line at www.elks4kids.org. Whether it is by thoughts, words, or deeds. Arizona Elks can always find a way to help.


Jimm Krausman
Jimm Krausman,
Executive Director AEMP

AEMP Mid-Year Raffle 2017 is Underway - Purchase Your Mid Year Raffle Tickets Here!

The Grand Prize for this year’s Mid-Year Raffle is a 2017 Can-Am Commander! Financial support for this great vehicle was provided by Mother Road Harley Davidson in Kingman Arizona. Just a few of the many options on this vehicle include:

  • Viper Red
  • 999.9cc Rotax V-Twin, liquid cooled engine
  • Multifunctional digital readout with: Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport/ECO Mode, diagnostics and clock
  • Lots of storage and a dump bed on the back
  • Digitally Encoded Security System
  • Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • DC outlet in the console
  • 14’ Big Tex Trailer, complete with radial tires, including a trailer spare

You can get tickets at every Elks Lodge in Arizona and just so you don’t miss out we are sending them to every Elk in the State. The drawing will be held at the Mid-Year Convention in October (you need not be present to win!) and will include many other prizes as well. Enter early and often for the best chance to win. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Call the AEMP Office at (520) 326-0556 or toll free (888) 808-8627 if you need extra tickets! Or fill out the form below and purchase your tickets online!

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Arizona Elks Major Projects
P.O. Box 12668
Tucson, AZ 85732-2668
toll free phone: 888.808.8627
local phone: 520.326.0556
fax: 520.325.2183
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