Alhambra Camps


St. Francis Camp on the Lake serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal of the camp is to provide campers with opportunities to participate in fun and challenging activities designed to promote social, emotional, and physical development.

In 1984, Region VI otherwise known as the Great Lakes Region of Caravans of the Order of Alhambra jointly purchased a camp in the Irish Hills of Michigan, now known as St. Francis Camp on the Lake.

St. Francis Camp on the Lake is a 501-(c)3, non-profit organization committed to providing the ultimate camp experience to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. St. Francis Camp on the Lake is a premier camping facility for those with special needs. The 36-acre site includes 195 feet of waterfront located on the shores of Goose Lake with sandy beach, rustic woods, developed nature trails, a specially equipped playground area, sports area, adventure course including a horizontal climbing wall and two beautiful cedar lodges where campers and counselors are housed.

The camp provides 3 day and week long summer camp programs which are aimed at inspiring individual campers to be potent, loving, and contributing human beings. Its specially designed programs empower the individual camper.

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Summer Camp Assistance Program for Members

Within the Order of Alhambra we also run a special assistance program for member Caravans nationwide who would like to send intellectually disabled person(s) to a special needs summer camp in their area. The camp does not have to be affiliated with the Alhambra.

Caravan members can click here for more information.