Camp Phoenix

Camp Phoenix is an American Camping Association-accredited residential camp located on 175 beautifully wooded acres on the shores of Sardis Lake in Como, Mississippi.

Each summer, Camp Phoenix provides approximately 350 kids from the greater Memphis area with the opportunity to experience the great outdoors face-to-face. Campers experience the great outdoors through activities such as: Canoeing, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Archery, Nature Study, Astronomy, Recycling, Environmental Studies, Talent Shows, Racquetball, Crafts. See more about Camp Phoenix here!

David Keigan, Camp Phoenix Director -

Born and raised in Braintree, MA. Spent summers in Maine on Sebago Lake where learned to swim, fish, canoe and exploring the woods. Attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC where he majored in Physical Education & Health and pitched for the baseball team. He also has an AA in Recreational Leadership and did graduate work at Lang Beach State, CA.

He moved to Southern California where he started working for the Boys & Girls Club as Shop Director and worked his way up to Program Director.  He became Camp Director of Pathfinder Ranch for the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs 1983. As Camp Director he increased the operating budget from $250,000 to over $1,000,000 and developed an Advancement Program that inspired campers to come back year after year. He spent several years as a successful real estate agent in Southern California before jumping back into the organized camping field with Georgia Council of Campfire USA.

David joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis in February 2009 to Direct Camp Phoenix. David Looks forward to providing the children of Memphis a safe, challenging, educational and rewarding summer camp experience.


Six Simple Steps to Attend Camp Phoenix

To attend Camp Phoenix, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis members must:    
  1. Be invited by Club Professional staff
  2. Be a Boys & Girls Club member age 8 to 14
  3. Have a parent or guardian fill out an application
  4. Have a parent or guardian fill out a health history form and USDA eligibility form 
  5. Have a physical examination (if possible, through your family doctor or clinic—if not, check with your Club)
  6. Have paid the membership fee of $10 or complete 8 service hours

Be sure to complete all 6 steps promptly, as the first invited members ages 8-14 to complete the steps will go to camp. Additional information and forms can be obtained from your Club Professional staff.

Camp Phoenix Wish List:

Multiple commercial kitchen appliances totaling $25,000
2 Permanent Basketball Goals @ $850 each = $1,700
2 Kayaks @ $350 each = $700
10 Mountain Bikes @ $350 each = $3,500
10 Fishing poles and reels @ $25 each = $250
40 Mattresses @ $100 each = $4,000
4 dozen New Bedding Sets @ $55 each = $2,640
6 First Aid Kits @ $25 = $150
Archery Supplies = $700
Waterfront Supplies = $400
Arts & Crafts = $450 

Download a Camp Phoenix brochure