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  • 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 Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma where they received their treatments and raved about the food, the skits and the "agape" they received at camp. In 1998 over one hundred campers came to enjoy the hospitality of Camp Agape Northwest. The camp is staffed with volunteers from all four churches, which include cooks, medical professionals, counselors, crafts and waterfront activities. The Directors are from Missoula, Montana. They have over twenty years of adolescence camping experience, plus the personal experience of a child with cancer. Their son survived and they have dedicated themselves to promoting Camp Agape Northwest. They bring work crews and program facilitators with them from Montana each year. The goal is for 20 families to enjoy Camp Agape NW at no cost. Camp Agape Northwest is truly a unique camp that provides fun and relaxation for the child with cancer, their siblings and parents. Campers and their families are welcome to return to camp for two years. Camp Agape NW is a place for kids with cancer and their families. During a week long camp each year we give children with cancer a time to feel normal, siblings a time to feel special and parents a time to be together. Camp Agape reaches far beyond one week by touching the lives of so many people.