“Camp Tiger was such a blast! It warms my heart to watch our campers laugh and play together in an encouraging and judge-free environment. We had so much fun at each stop on our adventure. We’re blessed to have many gracious donors that make these Camp Tiger adventures possible. This is such a special week for both the campers and counselors alike!” Hayley Vervaeke, MS2
Camp Tiger is a free, three-day camp for children ages 5 to 18 years old living with physical and cognitive challenges such as cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and more. Camp Tiger provides these children the opportunity to participate in activities that may not normally be available to them. Campers are dropped off and picked up each day by their parent/guardian and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the Shreveport area while they are with us. Activities have included trips to Sci-Port Discovery Center, Gators and Friends, Holiday Lanes, and much more. Most importantly, the campers benefit from the social interaction with one another and from individual attention from camp counselors. Camp Tiger has been organized, orchestrated, and staffed solely by volunteers from the first and second year medical school classes of LSU Health Shreveport.
In order to keep Camp Tiger as safe and fun as possible, there are a limited number of spots available for campers. Priority will be given to first and second time campers. Campers who have attended for more than two years will be given priority on a first come, first serve basis. Be on the lookout to register your camper for Camp Tiger 2022.
"The most rewarding part of serving [...] this summer was seeing the smiles of the children from the moment they arrived at camp to the moment they left. My fondest memory of camp was when [my camper] played pool. I'm so glad and thankful my classmates and I have the opportunity to put on Camp Tiger!" Kristie Tso
“Camp Tiger has been my most meaningful experience this year because of the heartfelt bond formed between me and my camper. He displayed great affection with endless hugs and gave me the opportunity to learn basic sign language. Ultimately, watching his worries go away for a moment while he enjoyed the activities is what made this event so significant. With all the compassionate medical students that volunteered at Camp Tiger, there is no doubt in my mind that the campers left knowing they are appreciated, accepted, and loved.” - Aizaz Ahmad, MS1