"Cherish a Child" - with your support of AEMP

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 $6.8 million.

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 at no charge. A $200 Security/No Show Deposit is required at time of booking.

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".


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 $6.8 million in donations. We remodeled and modernized the "Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic " and provide funds for an endowed chairs in Statewide Pediatric Research and Faculty Research for Technology and Innovation.

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 at no charge for bonafide Youth Groups in Arizona.

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.

- Executive Director, Arizona Elks Major Projects, Inc.

Steele Children's Research Center

The physician/scientists take care of 20,000 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.

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 Arizona. Booking Calendar opens on 1 Nov each year, so make your plans early.

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

News from AEMP - December 2017

AEMP Mid-Year Raffle 2017 Winners!

Grand Prize Can-Am Commander - Fred Stout, Marana AZ, pictured here with AEMP Board President Ira Cohen. The ticket sold by Kearny Lodge #2478.

$500 Prize - Burke L Smith, Tucson, AZ of Casas Adobes Lodge #2663
$300 Prize - Denny Hokenson, Apache Jct, AZ of Apache Jct Lodge #2349
$200 Prize - Matt & Erica Crewse, Apache Jct, AZ, ticket Sold by Mesa Buckhorn Lodge #2349
$100 Prize - Chris Barajas, Tucson Arizona, ticket sold by Sahuarita Lodge #2851.

The picture shows Fred getting a $15,000 cash payout.

A few weeks before the drawing the Grand Prize was stolen. In as much as the vehicle had not been recovered and the insurance company had not paid the claim, Fred was offered a cash prize in lieu of the Can Am. He graciously accepted.

All things considered the Raffle was a great success for AEMP as more than $50,000 was taken in through ticket sales. So, what's next...

2018 Mid-Year Raffle

With the great success of these vehicles in the last few years we are keeping the trend. Tickets will be available soon for a... 2018 John Deere XUV5904 S4 Gator! This beautiful American made beauty seats four, but the rear seats fold down to expand the cargo space. It has power steering; digital information cluster; 26" tires on 14" yellow wheels and a winch. Plenty of "bells and whistles*" complete with a 14' Big Tex trailer, with a spare tire. Tickets will be available beginning in December at your Lodge and you can see it at Phoenix Lodge 335 beginning on 28 December at the Polar Plunge.

*Disclaimer - No actual bells or whistles are included.

Jimm Krausman,
Executive Director AEMP