About Buddy Cruise

Buddy Cruise Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit founded in 2008 by 2 siblings in honor of their brother who has Down syndrome. Our annual conference at sea is a unique event with something for all ages and abilities. Presenters address a wide range of disability related topics during interactive workshops. Our events are supportive of families touched by all a disabilities. Buddy Cruise sets sail every October.


To provide educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and Developmental Delay through unique venues.


Jorge E. Arnoldson
Pamela Arnoldson
Melissa Caylor
Richard J. Hayden
Troy McClain

501c3 Information

Public Charity Status 170(b)(1)(A)(VI)
DLN 17053345346038
EIN 94-3450962