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  • Arizona Camp Sunrise

    4550 E. Bell Rd Suite #126
    Phoenix, Arizona 85032 (602) 778-7629

    The American Cancer Society's Arizona Camp Sunrise, the first camp in Arizona for children with cancer, began in 1983. There were 23 cancer patients and 8 staff, and it was...

    Camp Agape NW

    205 Camp Road NW
    Gig Harbor, Washington 98335 (206) 285-7144

    In 1997 the first Camp Agape NW was held and forty-eight campers enjoyed the fun and fellowship! After a fun-filled week, they went back to the Children's Hospital and the...

    Camp Barnabas

    901 Teas Trail 2060
    Purdy, Missouri 65734 (417) 476-2565

    We invite all people with special needs and chronic illnesses to embrace life as Jesus made them and reach their fullest potential. And we invite those who wish to serve...

    Camp CARE

    PO Box 35072
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28235 (704) 384-7568

    The philosophy of Camp CARE from the beginning has been that a child with cancer is, first of all, a child. A child, like all children, needs laughter, friends and...

    Camp Debbie Lou

    726 Lucky Run
    Latta, South Carolina 29565 (843) 752-5416

    Camp Debbie Lou is a low country ranch whose purpose is to provide an opportunity for children with cancer to experience quality time with their families in a Christian environment...

    Camp Good Days & Special Times

    1332 Pittsford Mendon Road
    Mendon, New York 14506 (585) 624-5555

    Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by...

    Camp Happy Days

    1622 Ashley Hall Road
    Charleston, South Carolina 29407 1 (843) 571-4336

    Since 1982, over 350 children have taken part in Camp Happy Days comprehensive programs and 200 families have benefited from our family assistance program. It is though great guidance...

    Camp Heart Connection

    1192 166th Dr
    Boone, Iowa 50036 (515) 243-6239 ext. 3

    Children's Cancer Connection, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has provided support services and programs for children with cancer and their families since 1988. The organization sponsors two week-long summer camps for...

    Camp Hobe

    PO Box 520755
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84152 (801) 631-2742

    Camp Hobé is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to...

    Camp Magical Moments

    956 Rainey Creek Rd
    Swan Valley, Idaho 83449 (208) 483-4345

    Camp Magical Moments dream began in 2003 when a former executive director of the American Cancer Society moved to the beautiful south-eastern Idaho mountains along the South Fork of the...

    Camp Mak-A-Dream

    727 Camp Mak-A Dream Rd
    Goldcreek, Montana 59733 (406) 549-5987

    Camp Mak-A-Dream was founded in 1991 by Harry and Sylvia Granader, who donated 87 acres of their Montana ranch and seed money to begin construction of a new Camp facility....

    Camp Millenium

    2876 Diamond Lake Blvd
    Roseburg, Oregon 97470 (541) 677-0600

    Camp Millennium is a summer camp for kids dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It is a time for them to be themselves and to share in a variety of summer...

    Camp Okizu

    16 Digital Drive, Suite 130
    Novato, California 94949 (415) 382-9083

    Okizu is committed to the continuing support of the childhood cancer community through its Oncology and Siblings camping programs, Family weekends, Bereavement programs, and Teen and Young Adult programs. These...

    Camp Quality Kentucky

    Camp Loucon Rd
    Leitchfield, Kentucky 42754 (502) 673-8365

    A week of adventure whose lives are touched by cancer. It's a fun filled, exciting and rewarding week for these very special children. Camp Quality is a place of love,...

    Camp Smile a Mile

    1510 5th Avenue South
    Birmingham, Alabama 35233 1 (205) 323-8427

    Camp Smile-A-Mile (SAM) is a non-profit organization in Alabama for children who have or have had cancer. Year round programs are provided for the campers and their family at...

    Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

    77 Sunset View Rd
    South Hero, Vermont 5486 (802) 244-8701

    Founded in 1984, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta was established through the efforts of Ted and Debby Kessler to recreate the mind and body healing experiences their son, Todd had received at a...

    Camp Wapiyapi

    910 16th Street, Suite 226
    Denver, Colorado 80202 1 (303) 534-0883

    Wapiyapi is a Colorado based nonprofit organization that offers a community of hope and support to families affected by childhood cancer. Wapiyapi hosts free summer camps and year-round family retreats...

    Special Days Camp

    1243 E. Fruitvale Road
    Montague, Michigan 49437 (866) 448-4710

    Special Days Camps exists to provide a safe and memorable camping opportunity in a medically supervised environment for children who have experienced cancer, their siblings, and their families. Our unique...

    Cancer camps and retreats promote relaxation, adventure, and community. These getaways, whether weeklong or summer long, allow patients to leave the tiresome hospital visits and sterile medical environments behind for a few days. No matter how young or old you are, a cancer camp or retreat will relieve stress, encourage creativity, and promote healing.

    Most camps and cancer retreats have been designed to assist patients with special needs, and many facilities employ full-time oncologists and nurses who can answer campers’ questions and provide medical care if necessary. Hospitals, socials workers, and other health organizations have been championing cancer camps and retreats for many years. Their enthusiastic support and fundraising has made most camps available at little or no cost to the patient.

    Be sure to check out our directory of cancer retreat options. If you see something you like, talk to your doctor about the health benefits of a cancer camp or retreat.