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.
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.
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".
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
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.
TOP 10 Reasons to support the Steele Children's Research Center
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 Jack C. Warter Elks Youth Camp is officially open. If you know of a Youth group that might like to use the facilities, point them in the direction of the AEMP Web site – www.elks4kids.org. There you can find the camp calendar and booking information. The use of the camp is still FREE for Youth Groups, however a $200 refundable damage deposit is required when booking the Camp.
We have a new POC at the Children’s Research Center. Lauren Erdelyi has joined the development team at the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center as coordinator for community outreach and public education.
Erdelyi’s primary responsibility is to raise awareness about the UA Steele Center through public education programs that highlight the work of its physician-scientists and researchers.
In addition, she will be the liaison to volunteer groups that raise funds for the UA Steele Center, including the Arizona Elks Major Projects, People Acting Now Discover Answers (PANDA), Father’s Day Council Tucson and Kids of Steele. She also will provide opportunities for community members to get involved with the UA Steele Center.
Erdelyi will conduct tours of the Steele Center to further raise awareness about the center’s ground-breaking pediatric research in areas such as pediatric autoimmune diseases, pediatric cancer, genetic disorders, type 1 diabetes and more.
She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and renewable natural resources from the UA. Before joining the UA Steele Center, Erdelyi worked as a program coordinator for the UA Department of Academic Success and Achievement.
“Joining the UA Steele Center means being a part of a dedicated team that strives to help improve the health of children both now and in the future,” said Erdelyi. “I look forward to opportunities to communicate my passion for helping children, while working with the diverse groups who come together to help realize our mission to teach, to heal, to discover.”
Elks attending the AEA State Convention in May will have a chance to meet Lauren. Any Lodge or group of Elks can schedule a tour of the facilities at Steele Children’s Research Center by contacting the AEMP office. (520)326-0556.
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:
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!