Who We Are

Welcome to the heart of compassion at the North Carolina Lions Foundation. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our commitment to serving the blind and visually impaired extends beyond traditional assistance. Nestled within our philanthropic endeavors is Camp Dogwood, a recreational retreat center that stands as a therapeutic oasis for individuals with visual challenges.


Campers smiling and having fun on a boat ride.


At Camp Dogwood, we’ve curated an environment that goes beyond the ordinary. Our state-of-the-art facility is uniquely tailored to cater to the specific needs of the blind and visually impaired. From innovative design to specialized programming, every element is crafted to provide an inclusive and supportive experience.

What sets Camp Dogwood apart is not just its commitment to accessibility, but also its stunning location. Situated on the picturesque banks of Lake Norman in Sherrills Ford, NC, the camp offers a serene backdrop for our programs. The tranquil surroundings create an atmosphere where individuals can immerse themselves in nature, fostering a sense of tranquility and empowerment.

Our retreat center is not just a space; it’s a haven where individuals can explore new possibilities and engage in recreational activities that promote physical and emotional well-being. The proximity to the North Carolina Lions Foundation Headquarters ensures a seamless integration of our programs with the broader mission of the organization.

Camp Dogwood becomes a place of empowerment, where individuals can develop new skills, forge meaningful connections, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Through this unique blend of recreation and therapy, we aim to uplift the spirits of those we serve, fostering a community that thrives on resilience, courage, and the boundless potential within each individual.

For more information on how Camp Dogwood and the North Carolina Lions Foundation are making a difference, please call 828-478-2135 Ext. 230! Join us in creating a world where everyone, regardless of visual abilities, can experience the transformative power of community, nature, and personal growth.