In 1989, Camp Dat-So-La-Lee was voted by Lions District (then 4N) now “46” as a District's primary service project. The camp was created as a major service project that would provide a common benefit to residents throughout our geographical region.
The week-long recreational summer camp is for children, sponsored by local Lions clubs of District 46, from disadvantaged families that may not be able to afford the expensive private camps in the region.
The Camp has been held in late June of each year since 1990, at Lions Camp Lamoille, high in the spectacular Ruby Mountains near Elko Nevada, for approximately 48, 10 & 11-year-old deserving boys and girls.
A distinct Indian theme prevails throughout the week. Campers are divided into six "tribes," which participate in archery, BB-gun shooting, softball, soccer, fishing rod casting, and obstacle course competitions, wilderness exploring, map reading, outdoor games and many interesting arts and crafts. On one morning the staff takes the campers hiking in the high country, explaining the beautiful mountain ecosystem, and giving the campers a fantastic view of the camp and the canyon.