"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!


Arizona Elks Major Project News - January 2018




Arizona Elks Major Projects is looking for a new Executive Director beginning in May of this Year (2018). The office is in Tucson and open 4 days per week. This is a full time paid position, however, there are no benefits or health insurance attached to this position.


The Executive Director is required to attend State and Mid-Year Conventions, as well at the Elks National Convention. Many weekend events promoting AEMP are also required. Strong management and computer skills are a must have. Salary is negotiable based on knowledge, skill and ability. To apply submit a resume to AEMP Board of Directors, 4545 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85711, by February 21st, 2018. Questions? - Call (520) 326-0556.




2018 Mid-Year Raffle is a brand spankin' new John Deere Gator with a 14' Big Tex trailer! This American Made beauty has a 586 liquid cooled engine, 26" tires, power steering, digital instruments, brush guard, winch package and cup holders. Tickets are available at your lodge or on-line at elks4kids.org. $5 each or 3 for $10. Thanks to Stotz Equipment in Willcox, AZ who gave us a great deal on this raffle prize. All proceeds benefit children, both at our Youth Camp and the UA Steele Children's Research Center.


Jimm Krausman,
Executive Director AEMP