History of the Rally

The “California Elks Camper Rally” started in 1968 as the “Southern California Elks Camper Rally.”  The goals of this Rally are for campers and friends to gather together for a weekend of food, fun, games, contests and camaraderie; with the final objective of raising money for the California – Hawaii Elks Association Major Project, i.e. the Purple Pig.

The interest and participation in the Rally has increased tremendously over the years and we arrived at a point where it was believed that the name “Southern California Elks Camper Rally” no longer reflected this progress.  In 1998, a name change to the “California Elks Camper Rally” was made to better reflect our growth and the statewide participation we enjoy.  At the present time we have participation not only from the Lodges in the State of California but also from beyond its borders.