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Cancer Kid Camps

Time spent at camp is a wonderful experience for our cancer kids and their siblings too. How wonderful for them to leave all those hospital visits behind and be outdoors doing fun things with other kids who understand. It gives them a chance to both have fun and to open up and say what they really feel about being diagnosed with cancer.

Journal article: Camp programs for children with cancer and their families: Review of research progress over the past decade. Alexandra Martiniuk et al., Pediatric Blood & Cancer, epub 7 JAN 2014. Abstract.

Many organizations have established cancer kid camps. These camps have the staff and facilities to deal with the children's special needs and many times the counselors are cancer survivors. Which camp your child will visit is probably dictated by which camp is near you. Check with your hospital social worker or support organization to find what is available in your area.

Besides the list below, up-to-date information on nearly 100 oncology camps is available from the Children's Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I) at www.cocai.org. Also see Camp Quality's listings.

Alabama

Camp Smile-A-Mile (SAM)

www.smileamile.com

Year-round programs and summer camps by Smile-A-Mile helps those in Alabama who are affected by childhood cancer thrive during treatment and the years beyond. Programs for both children and their families.

Camp Rap-A-Hope

www.camprapahope.org

Provides year-long programming, as well as, a week-long summer camp to children between the ages of 7 and 17 who have, or have ever had, cancer. Most of our campers come from communities along more than 300 miles of the central Gulf Coast; from the Florida panhandle to the Louisiana Texas border. 

Arizona

Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks

azcampsunrise.org

Free programs for children who have or have had cancer, and for their siblings. Summer camp and day camp. From the Southwest Kids' Cancer Association.

Arkansas

Camp Aldersgate

www.campaldersgate.net

One-week residential camp for children aged 6 to 16 with cancer. Free.

Camp Quality Arkansas

www.campqualityusa.org/ar

Summer camp for young cancer patients sponsored by Camp Quality.

California

Seany's Camp Reach for the Sky

www.theseanyfoundation.org

Camp Reach for the Sky is based in Southern California and is made up of three weeklong sessions. One session is for siblings of kids with cancer, another is a day camp for kids with cancer (residents) and siblings, and the last is an overnight camp for residents (including a Teen Winter Weekend). The resident camp is fully equipped with medical staff and equipment so that all of the kids’ needs are met while at Camp. (Southern California)

Camp Okizu

okizu.org

For 35 years Camp Okizu has offered support programs to families who have a child diagnosed with cancer. Camp Okizu has become a second family and a home away from home for thousands of patients, siblings, and parents. (Northern California.)

Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families

www.ocf-ocf.org

The “World’s Greatest Camp” is held in the San Bernardino Mountains in June and September. The weekend-long camp is open to patients and their families. The “World’s Coolest Camp” is held in the San Bernardino Mountains (normally in Spring). The weekend-long camp is for teens in grades six through 12.

Canada

Kids Cancer Camps of Alberta

www.kidscancercare.ab.ca/our-programs/camp

"Our free camp programs offer kids across Alberta a chance to escape the rigours of cancer treatments for outdoor fun and adventure in a safe, caring environment. And don’t forget, camp isn’t just for kids! We offer year-round family camps, so parents can get-in on the fun too."

Camp Trillium

camptrillium.com

Camp Trillium (officially The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre) offers year-round recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. We work to provide an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping them in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.

Camp Ooch

www.ooch.org

Camp Oochigeas (Ooch) is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.

Colorado

Roundup River Ranch

www.roundupriverranch.org

Roundup River Ranch is a medically supported camp for kids with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

Nighthawk Ranch

www.nighthawkranchcolorado.org

Kids and teenagers ages 10-18 with cancer (first phases of treatment behind them) have the opportunity to live on a ranch and to develop skills that will show them just how incredibly capable they are.

Connecticut

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

www.holeinthewallgang.org

Campers aged 7 – 15 ride horses, create crafts, swim and so much more, as they bond with other children facing similar challenges and learn they are capable of so much more than they ever thought possible.

Camp Rising Sun

www.camprisingsun.com

A camp for children ages 5-17 who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Florida

Boggy Creek Camp

www.boggycreek.org

Camp Boggy Creek is a permanent, year-round facility where children ages 7 through 16 with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families can come to Camp at no charge to them.

Georgia

Camp Sunshine

www.mycampsunshine.com

Two one-week sessions are held; a session for children ages 7 – 12, and a session for teens 13 – 18. "At Camp Sunshine’s Summer Camp, a camper can receive chemotherapy in the morning and be horseback riding by the afternoon."

Idaho

Camp Rainbow Gold

camprainbowgold.org/camps

"Camp Rainbow Gold is an oncology camp, a sibling camp and a family camp. It’s a teen support group and a college scholarship program. Camp Rainbow Gold is a celebration of life."

Camp Magical Moments

www.campmagicalmoments.org

For children ages 7-12 with or who have had Cancer. See web site for more information.

River Discovery

www.riverdiscovery.org

River Discovery offers outdoor adventures for cancer survivors that promote healing and strengthening of the mind, body and spirit.

Illinois

Camp Quality Illinois

Camp Quality USA, Illinois

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp One Step

www.camponestep.org

Provided by Children's Oncology Services. Week-long summer camps.

Indiana

Camp Little Red Door

www.littlereddoor.org

Camp Little Red Door is a weeklong camp held in June each year for Indiana children ages 8 to 18 who are in active cancer treatment or remission.

Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do

www.campwatchawannado.com

The camp is offered for children ages 7 through high school graduation, and each camper is able to bring a sibling along for the week they are at camp.

Iowa

Camp Quality Heartland (Iowa and Nebraska)

http://www.campqualityusa.org and childrenscancerprograms.com

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Kansas

Camp Hope-Heartland

camphopeheartland.com

Camp Hope takes place each June at Camp Aldrich near Claflin, Kansas. Camp Hope is open to children and teens between the ages of 5 and 17 years.

Camp Quality Kansas

www.campqualityusa.org

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Kentucky

The Center for Courageous Kids

www.courageouskids.org

The Center for Courageous Kids is a not for profit Medical Camping Facility for children who have chronic or life threatening illnesses.

Indian Summer Oncology Camp

www.kidscanceralliance.org/camp-programs.html

"Our week-long camp lets kids with cancer build friendships and focus on the important things in life - arts and crafts, swimming, hiking and s'mores." (Kids Cancer Alliance)

Camp Quality Kentuckiana

www.campqualityusa.org

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Louisiana

Camp Challenge

www.campchallenge.org

New Orleans, Louisiana. The mission of Camp Challenge is to enrich the lives of young hematology/oncology patients. Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans.

Camp Quality Louisiana

www.campqualityusa.org/la

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Maine

Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake

www.campsunshine.org

Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families from around the world through the various stages of their journeys.

Massachusetts

Dream Day on Cape Cod

www.dreamdayoncapecod.org

Dream Day on Cape Cod is a non-profit organization based in Brewster, Massachusetts, dedicated to bringing respite into the lives of children with serious and/or life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Camp Casco

www.campcasco.org/about

Camp Casco creates amazing camp experiences that build lifelong connections for children with cancer and their families.

Michigan

Special Days Camp

specialdays.camp

Providing a traditional camp experience for children with cancer and their siblings.

Camp Casey

camp-casey.org

Camp Casey is a nonprofit horseback riding organization for children with cancer and rare blood disorders. Through generous donations and compassionate volunteers, Camp Casey has spread the healing power of horses to Michigan families for over a decade.

Camp Quality Michigan

www.campqualityusa.org/mi

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp Catch-A-Rainbow

www.ymcastorercamps.org/ccar/camp-catch-a-rainbow

YMCA Storer Camps offers Camp Catch-A-Rainbow (CCAR), free of charge, to enrich the lives of children between four and fifteen years old who are being treated for cancer or who are in remission from cancer.

Minnesota

Kamp KACE

www.kampkace.org

Kamp KACE provides a safe, rewarding, and memorable camp experience for school-aged kids with cancer and their siblings. The mission of Kamp KACE is to help kids with cancer feel like kids.

Missouri

Camp Quality Central Missouri

www.campqualityusa.org/cmo

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp Quality Northwest Missouri

www.campqualityusa.org/nwmo

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp Quality Ozark Missouri Ozarks

www.campqualityusa.org/oz

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer..

Camp Quality Ozark Greater Kansas City

www.campqualityusa.org/gkc

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp Rainbow

www.camprainbow.com/

Different programs for different ages, from a day camp for 4-5 year olds, a sleep-over camp for older children, and a teen camp.

 

 

NOTE: I updated the links above this note April 2018. I am still working on the rest!

Montana

Camp-Mak-A-Dream

Located on a ranch in Montana. An appropriately supervised, cost-free camp program (CAMP MAK-A-DREAM) for children and young adults with cancer, in order that these children may have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun-filled camp activities, learn new skills, form positive peer relationships, and develop greater independence and self-esteem.

For One Another

For One Another Cancer Family Network
PO Box 6446
Bozeman, MT 59771
ph 406.587.8080
fx 406.556.1050

For One Another Cancer Family Network (FOA) was founded in 1990 by volunteers dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing experience for Montana families dealing with cancer, whether the child or the adult is diagnosed. FOA understands that every relationship in a family is affected dramatically by a cancer diagnosis. We offer no-cost seasonal programs including: two 1-week summer camps in July, a fall weekend retreat and spring parties across the state. We provide opportunities and activities for families to spend quality time together and with other families sharing a similar journey in a fun, healthy and loving atmosphere.

Big Sky Kids

Eagle Mount – Bozeman
6901 Goldenstein Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-586-1781

The Big Sky Kids program has been holding camps for children and teens with cancer for 21 years. Information is at the web site or call 406-586-1781.

Nebraska

Camp CoHoLo

21520 W Highway 3
Gretna, NE 68028-7264

Camp CoHoLo's mission is to serve children between the ages of 6 and 17 who are impacted by cancer or blood disorders. Campers include children undergoing therapy and those who have completed treatment.

Camp Quality Heartland (Iowa and Nebraska)

Go to Camp Quality USA and click on "Locate a Camp".

New Jersey

Happiness is Camping

Blairstown, New Jersey. Happiness Is Camping, for children with cancer, was founded in 1980. About 400 children, girls and boys aged 6-16 years, attend the overnight camp, staying from one to six weeks, depending on their health. The camp is free to all, supported by donations and volunteer staff members.

Camp Quality New Jersey

Go to Camp Quality USA and click on "Locate a Camp".

Camp Dream Street

The Tomorrows Children's Institute
Hackensack, NJ

A week-long day camp for patients of the Tomorrows Children's Institute, their siblings and patients at other healthcare facilities.

New Mexico

Imus Ranch

A Working Cattle Ranch For Kids With Cancer

Imus Ranch for Kids With Cancer
P O Box 250
Ribera, NM 87560
(575) 421-4687

Imus Ranch is an authentic working cattle ranch nestled beneath a majestic mesa in the rolling hills near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles northeast of Santa Fe. Imus Ranch hosts nine “Go Rounds” each year, one in the spring and eight in the summer. Each Go Round is nine days, seven full days on the ranch with one travel day at the beginning and end. Imus Ranch underwrites all costs, including airfare to New Mexico, so there is no cost to the families. The children must be ages 11 to 17 and cannot have any lines or ports.  The Ranch is designed to house 10 children per Go Round, plus a doctor, nurse, EMT, and 2 child life specialists. It is important that all parents and children understand the fundamental philosophy of Imus Ranch: It is not a camp --it is a working cattle ranch.

New York

Camp Simcha

Camp Simcha is located in bucolic Glen Spey, New York. It is sponsored by Chai Lifeline, the international children's health support network that provides emotional and social support for seriously ill children and their families. (Chai Lifeline has five regional offices in the United States and affiliates in Israel, Great Britain and Canada.)

Camp Simcha offers two, two-week sessions for children with cancer. Our goal is to give children an exciting and enjoyable camp experience that will enhance resiliency and help them through the inevitable rough patches of fighting illness. The medical staff is comprised of pediatric oncologists from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the camp infirmary can accommodate children on treatment. Each child has his/her counselor, so that schedules can be tailored to a child's interest and energy level, and the activities mirror those at camps for healthy children (with modifications when necessary).

Camp Simcha is free of charge, and pays for transportation from a child's home city. For more information, contact at 877 SIMCHA4 or 212 699-6630.

Estie Kleinkaufman
Chai Lifeline
151 West 30th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
877 SIMCHA4 or 212 699-6638.

Camp Open Arms

Camp Open Arms is a program of Cancer Action, Inc. with assistance from the Penfield School District, the Town of Penfield, and the United Way. The camping period is usually held during the first part of July, and is carried out at one of the school locations in the Town of Penfield (NY).

Cancer Action
255 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607
716-423-9700
Two-week day camp for children aged 3 to 15 with cancer or blood diseases and their siblings. Fee. Scholarships available.

Camp Good Days & Special Times, Inc. Recreational Facility

www.campgooddays.org

Camp Good Days and Special Times was founded, in 1979, in Rochester, New York, by Gary Mervis, following the diagnosis of his youngest daughter, Teddi, with a malignant brain tumor. Teddi lost her battle in 1982, however Camp Good Days has become Gary’s memorial to her and offers a variety of residential camping programs and year-round recreational and support activities for children, adults, and families whose lives have been touched by cancer. Camp Good Days offers programs for children with cancer; women with cancer; men with cancer; young adults (18-27) with cancer; children who have a parent or sibling dealing with cancer; and children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. All of the programs and services provided by Camp Good Days are offered free of charge for the participants.

Camp Adventure

kidsneedmore.org/campersandfamilies/more-camp-adventure
New York: serves the east coast & tri-state area

Camp Adventure is a free, fun-filled, week-long sleep away camp for children with cancer and their siblings, ages 6 to 18 -- a place where kids can just be kids. 

The 52 Association for the Handicapped

350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1829
New York, NY 10118
212-346-5586
Skiing lessons for the physically challenged. Originally for veterans who lost limbs in war, they now teach amputees and physically challenged how to ski. Nationwide chapters. Free.

Sunrise Day Camp

Sunrise Day Camp is for children with cancer ages 5-16. This day camp is designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of these children while allowing them to enjoy the comforts and safety of their own homes at night. They run 3 2-week sessions in summer.

Michele Vernon, MSW
Phone: 516-766-4341 ext. 106
Fax: 516-766-0513
mvernon@friedbergjcc.org

Double H Ranch

www.doublehranch.org

97 Hidden Valley Road
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846-3318
518.696.5676 ext. 263

The Double H Ranch, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Our purpose is to enrich their lives and provide camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound. All programs are FREE of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks. Our largest program is our summer residential camping program and our second largest program is our Adaptive Winter Sports Program where we teach children ages 6-16 years old to ski or snowboard.

North Carolina

Kaleidoscope Program

Alex Gordon, Director
P. O. Box 3417
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710
919-681-4349/919-681-3446

Three one-week sessions for selected children aged 7 to 16 treated at Duke Medical Center. Free.

Camp Rainbow

Jacquelyn P. Sauls, Child/Family Specialist
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
PCMH 288 West
Greenville, NC 27858-4354
919-551-4676

One-week program for children aged 6 to 18 with cancer. Also siblings and bereaved siblings. Free to children from eastern North Carolina.

Camp Carefree

275 Carefree Lane
Stokesdale, NC 27357
Phone: (336) 427-0966
Camp Program Directors are David Suggs and Timmy Vernon.

Provides a week for children with cancer and a week for siblings in the summer.

Victory Junction

www.victoryjunction.org

Victory Junction (a Hole-in-the-Wall Association camp)
4500 Adam's Way
Randleman, NC
phone: 877-VJG-CAMP

Offers a one week-long summer session that serves children with cancer and a week-long sibling session. Also offers weekend programming in the Fall and Spring for families (usually families with a child with cancer are served during the Spring General Sessions).

Ohio

Kids N'Kamp

Beverly S. Circone, Executive Director
3440 Olentangy River Road, Suite 103K
Columbus, OH 43202
614-262-2220

Year-round programs and activities for children with cancer or other blood diseases and their families. Other programs include educational assessments, tutoring, support groups, and counseling for all members of the family. Free.

Camp Quality Ohio

Go to Camp Quality USA and click on "Locate a Camp".

Flying Horse Farms

Flying Horse Farms is located in Mt. Gillead, OH. They accept campers ages 8-15 for our residential summer sessions (2 sessions each summer) and campers age 7-15 for our Spring and Fall family camp weekends. (Their name is a bit misleading we don't actually have horses on the premises, we are named after a children's book.)

Oregon

Camp Quality Oregon

Go to Camp Quality USA and click on "Locate a Camp".

Camp Ukandu

campukandu.org
(503) 276-2178

A free, week-long camping experience for children with cancer. Camp Ukandu is medically supervised and offers a wide variety of activities including art, weaving, swimming, archery, field games, the climbing wall, and campfire. Camp Ukandu is near Portland, OR.

Camp Millennium

www.campmillennium.org
(541) 677-0600

Camp Millennium is a week filled with fun for kids who spend too much time in hospitals and clinics because of cancer. It is a time to be themselves and to share in a variety of summer camp activities, such as hiking, fishing, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, and many other surprises. The goal of this weeklong adventure is to provide these children with a camping experience that can be extended into their everyday lives. A member of the Children's Oncology Camping Association.

Ages 5-16; free for all campers.

Pennsylvania

Camp Can Do

Camp Can Do is for children, ages 8-17, who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last 5 years. We also offer Camp Can Do II, a sibling camp for kids, ages 8-17, whose brother or sister has been diagnosed with cancer. Camp Can Do takes place at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center in beautiful Mt. Gretna, PA. Gretna Glen sits on over 200 acres of scenic hills and woodlands just east of Hershey, PA.

Ronald McDonald Camp

Doris M. Sterner, MSW, Camp Admin.
The Ronald McDonald House
3925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-8406

Residential camp for children aged 8 to 18 with cancer on or off therapy. Junior counselor program for youths aged 17 to 18. Free.

Rhode Island

Camp Hope

Camp Hope is a camp for children who have or had cancer, who are between the ages of 7 and 17, and also welcomes their siblings. Camp Hope is a weeklong overnight residential camp that takes place one week a year and a weekend in the winter. There is no fee for the camper or siblings to attend.

more information or Facebook

South Carolina

Camp Happy Days and Special Times

Happy Days is a non-profit organization providing emotional and financial support to children with cancer and their families throughout the Southeast. Held the first week in July. From a camper: "This camp is wonderful!"

Camp Happy Days
1622 Ashley Hall Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Tel: 843-571-4336, ext #26
www.camphappydays.com/

Camp Debbie Lou

Main office: 2634 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-364-7471 tel
704-287-6265 cell
704-348-4550 fax

For children, between the ages of 4 - 14, that have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
www.campdebbielou.com/

Tennessee

Camp Noogie

Gilda's Club Nashville
1707 Division Street
Nashville TN 37203
615.329.1124

www.gildasclubnashville.org

Offered to children ages 5-12 as a free day camp in the winter and summer breaks from school, Camp Noogie provides fun themes, specialized workshops and lots of laughter for children who have a loved one living with cancer, have a diagnosis of cancer themselves or are grieving the loss of a loved one. Snacks are provided. There is no fee for Camp Noogie but registration is required, as there is limited space. Please visit our calendar for specific dates and/or contact Leslie Marnett, MS, CCLS for more information (leslie@gildasclubnashville.org).

Camp Horizon

Beyond the Horizon Corporatio
402 Dahlia Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027

camphorizontn.org

One-week residential camp for children aged 6 to 17 with cancer.

Camp Barnabas-Tennessee

www.campbarnabas.org/memphis

Camp Barnabas serves children with cancer and chronic blood disorders, such as AIDS, hemophilia and Sickle cell. For 17 years we've served these children, their siblings and other children with special needs in a Christian summer camp setting. Each camper has a one-on-one volunteer and each week of camp is staffed by two doctors and 6-8 registered nurses, including nurses with pediatric oncology specialties. Our focus is showing our campers that every one has been uniquely created to live a life of ability. During their time at Camp Barnabas they enjoy just being a kid while their parents have a chance at a restful break from the day-to-day care of their child. Scholarships are available and no one is ever turned away because of a financial need. On active treatment or in remission - we look forward to having your child at camp this summer.

 

Texas

Camp Discovery

VisionWorks, Inc.
P.O Box 692153
San Antonio, TX 78269
210-698-9485
contact@visionworkscamps.org

www.visionworkscamps.org/camp-discovery.html

For children aged 7 to 16 with cancer. Free.

Camp Periwinkle

Jayne Finkowski, MD
6720 Bertner Street
Houston, TX 77030
713-661-4960

For children aged 7 to 15 with cancer treated at Texas Children’s Hospital. One sibling invited on a space-available basis. Free.

Camp Star Trails

Janet Johnson RN, Pediatrics
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Box 87
Houston, TX 77030
713-792-3362

Camp Quality Texas

Go to Camp Quality USA and click on "Locate a Camp".

Camp Barnabas-Texas

www.campbarnabas.org/deercreek

Camp Barnabas serves children with cancer and chronic blood disorders, such as AIDS, hemophilia and Sickle cell. For 17 years we've served these children, their siblings and other children with special needs in a Christian summer camp setting. Each camper has a one-on-one volunteer and each week of camp is staffed by two doctors and 6-8 registered nurses, including nurses with pediatric oncology specialties. Our focus is showing our campers that every one has been uniquely created to live a life of ability. During their time at Camp Barnabas they enjoy just being a kid while their parents have a chance at a restful break from the day-to-day care of their child. Scholarships are available and no one is ever turned away because of a financial need. On active treatment or in remission - we look forward to having your child at camp this summer.

Utah

Camp Hobe

Summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings.
www.camphobekids.org/

Virginia

Camp Fantastic

A program of Special Love located in Winchester, Virginia. Provides cancer kids a chance to have a camp experience.

Camp Five Seasons

Patricia Holden, Executive Director
3704 Farnsworth Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23321
804-484-0984; 804-547-5145

Five-day residential camp for medically challenged children aged 7 to 14 of all nationalities and their siblings. Fee. Limited scholarships. (Not presently operating)

Camp Holiday Trails

Tina LaRoche, Executive Director
400 Holiday Trails Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-977-3781

Residential summer camp for children aged 5 through 17 with special medical needs, including cancer. One-week and two-week sessions available. One-week sessions also welcome siblings. Fee asked of families: $120. Financial assistance available.

Washington

Camp Agape NW

PO BOX 65504
University Place, WA 98464

Camp Agape NW is a family camp in Washington State for children with cancer and their entire family including parents and all siblings. There is no cost to the families attending. Families that are eligible include a child (infant to age 18) that have had or currently have cancer. Any family which receives treatment in Washington state is eligible. This year's camp runs from July 26th thru July 31th, 2010. Please check our website www.campagapenw.org for more information.

Camp Side-By-Side

A week-long, no-cost camp offered each August for 20 families of children with cancer. Visit the web site for more information about this unique camp.

Camp Goodtimes West

Seattle, Washington
www.campgoodtimeswest.org

For children ages 7-17 who are going through cancer treatment or have completed treatment, and a sibling.

Wisconsin

Hozhoni Weekend

angelonmyshoulder.org/camps/camp-hozhoni

Links to other lists of camps and to national camp headquarters

Camp Quality USA National Headquarters

2311 East Cragmont, Springfield, MO 65804
417-877-0177
infoATcampqualityusa.com
Camp Quality USA

Each Camp Quality offers free camping experiences and year-round support programs for children with cancer. Typically, the campers (ages 5-18) attend a camp from their state--so they can remain close to their hospital provider. Campers can be in any stage of cancer treatment or recovery to attend.

North America

First Descents, a Kayak camp for young adults with cancer. (Camp is in Vail, Colorado.)

Children's Oncology Camping Association, International

C.O.C.A., Children's Oncology Camping Association International is an international assembly of people providing camping programs for children with cancer. Many of the members camps serve a broad range of special need populations but we all share the common thread of working with pediatric oncology patients.

Allen's Guide's list of oncology camps

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