EPI-HAB Donates $6,000 to Arizona’s Only Tuition-Free, Special Needs Summer Camp

Donation to Lions Camp Tatiyee is fifth in series celebrating “Six Decades of Service”


To commemorate 60 years in business, EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc. is donating a total of $60,000 to local nonprofits in the coming months. To-date, EPI-HAB’s “Six Decades of Service” celebration has included giving:

Earlier this week, EPI-HAB made its fifth “Six Decades of Service” donation to the Arizona Lions Camp Tatiyee. The $6,000 check was presented by Matt Redmann, EPI-HAB’s Executive Director, to the camp’s directors at EPI-HAB.



Pictured from left to right: Kasey Kaler, Content Strategist, STEM Sports – Pam Swanson, Executive Director, Arizona Lions Camp Tatiyee – Daron Beck, Assistant Director, Arizona Lions Camp Tatiyee – Matt Redmann, Executive Director, Epi-Hab Phoenix, Inc. – Jeff Golner, President/CEO, STEM Sports


About Lions Camp Tatiyee

Lions Camp Tatiyee is a series of week-long summer camps with the mission of enriching the lives of individuals with special needs by providing experiences that promote emotional health, independence, self-esteem and confidence.  Each week at camp is provided at no cost to the camper.

Since 1958, Lions Camp Tatiyee has faithfully carried out their mission of providing services to more than 450 children and adults with special needs each season. To date, Camp Tatiyee is the only summer camp for the Arizona special needs community which charges its campers nothing. They represent a critical service for low-income families beset with the burdensome medical costs associated with special needs.

Lions Camp Tatiyee also leads the field in programmatic innovation, adapting activities such as rock climbing, archery, go-kart racing, robotics, arts and crafts, baseball, and more.

EPI-HAB’s gift will help cover tuition fees for campers.


Why was Lions Camp Tatiyee Chosen as a “Six Decades of Service” Beneficiary?

Lions Camp Tatiyee’s values are congruent with EPI-HAB’s commitment to offering meaningful employment to Phoenix’s special needs community. Both organizations encourage the people they work with to challenge their perceived limitations to become more confident, independent and happy.  Camp Tatiyee serves campers with epilepsy, physical limitations and hearing impairment.

EPI-HAB was made aware of Camp Tatiyee and the need for tuition assistance through Jeff Golner and Kasey Kaler of STEM Sports, a customer of EPI-HAB.


EPI-HAB’s History

In 1958, a group of business and medical professionals came together, and EPI-HAB Phoenix Inc. was founded with the initial goal of providing meaningful employment to individuals with epilepsy. As the medical industry made strides in the control of epileptic seizures, EPI-HAB (Epileptic Habitat) grew to welcome individuals with other challenges, such as hearing impairment, physical limitations, and mild mental challenges. EPI-HAB has always focused on the abilities of employees, not their disabilities, and has grown to support a variety of businesses of all sizes by providing a wide range of valued hand labor services.



Learn how you can support Arizona’s special needs community though Lions Camp Tatiyee here.


Looking to follow EPI-HAB’s journey to 60? The recipients and the purpose of the “Six Decades of Service” donations will be showcased within blogsemail marketing and EPI-HAB’s social media pages as the gifts are given.