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Camps for Childhood Cancer Families

Did you know there are a wide variety of summer camps across the country for childhood cancer heroes and their siblings?

Summer camps are a great opportunity to have your hero or sibling enjoy time away from home and connect with others who share similar experiences! Camps for heroes specifically take care of their unique needs at various stages of treatment. 

As the brother or sister of a child with cancer, a child can sometimes feel left out of things. But there are also special summer camps out there just for siblings! Some camps are even available to both heroes and siblings and the entire family. 

Finding others who understand what both heroes and siblings are going through can make a world of difference for a lifetime. Attending camp makes kids feel much less alone and “different” from their friends back home. Many say that the kids they have met at camp have become their best friends in the world.

Note: The list of camps are meant as a starting point for you to contact the camps and learn more to see if they are a fit for your child. Please inform us if you find that a website is outdated, is no longer applicable to our purpose or has a broken link. Additionally, all external links are provided for informational purposes only. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation does not endorse any of the services or opinions of the organizations listed and bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external website or their subsequent links.

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ALABAMA:

Camp Smile-A-Mile
Contact Person: Madison Monday, Assistant Program Director
Address: P. O. Box 550155, Birmingham, AL 35255
Phone: 205-323-8427
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campsam.org
Details: This camp provides a siblings-only weekend camp session for any sibling who has been affected by childhood cancer. They also offer a weekend camp for the entire family as well as multiple siblings-only activities throughout the year.

ALASKA:

Camp Good Times West
Contact Person: Tom Nielsen, Camp Director
Address: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 19140, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-283-1152
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campgoodtimeswest.org
Details: This camp welcomes cancer survivors, current cancer patients and cancer patient siblings from Washington and Alaska between the ages of 7 and 17.

ARIZONA:

Camp Sunrise & Sidekicks
Contact Person: Barbara Nicholas, Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 27872, Tempe, AZ 85285
Phone: 520-777-4911
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.azcampsunrise.org
Details: This camp, supported by the Southwest Kids' Cancer Foundation, offers special sibling sessions for one week and/or siblings can attend camp for one week with their brother or sister who has cancer. They also offer a family session weekend retreat.

Candlelighters Weekend Family Retreat
Contact Person: Beverley Tidwell, Camp Director
Address: P.O. Box 42436, Tucson, AZ 85733
Phone: 520-747-5072
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.candlelightersaz.org
Details: Located in the mountains near Tucson, Arizona, this three-day camp in June offers a retreat for the entire family. Free.

ARKANSAS:

Camp Dream Street
Contact Person: Maureen Didion, Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 3431, Ft. Smith, AR 72913
Phone: 479-782-8822
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wecarefound.org
Details: Siblings attend with their brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat. This camp welcomes children from Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and southern Missouri. The camp is located in Sallislaw, Oklahoma.

Camp Quality – Arkansas
Contact Person: Beth Cameron, Executive Director
Address: PO Box 9095, Jonesboro, AR 72403
Phone: 830-486-7106
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campqualityusa.org/ar/
Details: On a space available basis, we welcome brothers and sisters of children with cancer. We know that the stress on siblings is enormous and want to help when we can!

CALIFORNIA:

Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky
Contact Person: Robby Medina
Phone: (858) 551-0922
Website: www.theseanyfoundation.org
Email: [email protected] 
Details: Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky provides three week long camps for children facing a cancer diagnosis and their siblings. The Seany Foundation also conducts two weekend long camps. One serving teens, both patient and sibling, that focuses on life after cancer and future career paths. Another serving families who have a parent with a cancer diagnosis. 

Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times
Office Address: 1250 Lyman Place, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Camp Site: 56400 Apple Canyon Road, Mountain Center, CA 92561
Phone: 310-268-8488
Email: [email protected] 
Website: www.campronaldmcdonald.org
Details: Siblings, ages 9-18, can attend 6-day summer camp sessions (with or without their patient brother/sister). Siblings of all ages can participate in family session weekends (conducted in Spanish & English and for families with a child with a brain tumor).

Camp Okizu
Contact Person: Mike Amylon, Medical Director
Address: 16 Digital Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Phone: 415-382-9083
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.okizu.org
Details: Camp Okizu offers week-long summer camp sessions just for siblings, and siblings are of course included in the weekend family retreats. There are also weekend “Teens and Twenties” programs that include both siblings and patients together, as well as weekend programs for bereaved teens. All Camp Okizu programs are free of charge to the families who participate.

Camp Sunshine Dreams
Contact Person: Pamela Aiello, Chairperson
Address: P.O. Box 28232, Fresno, CA 93729-8232
Phone: 559-353-5443
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campsunshinedreams.com
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for 1+ week of camp.

World’s Greatest Camp
Address: PO Box 6023, Orange, CA 92863
Phone: 949-855-1972
Website: www.ocf-ocf.org
Details: Held in the San Bernardino Mountains in March, this weekend-long camp is for teens in grades 6 through 12. Teenage patients and their siblings can take part in many of the same activities available depending upon seasonal weather conditions.

Camp Summer Sault
Address: American Cancer Society, 936 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90801
Phone: 310-437-0791
Details: Five-day day camp for children with cancer ages 6 to 13 and their siblings. Leadership experience for teenagers ages 14 and older. Free.

CANADA:

Camp Quality
Contact Person: Cindy Anthony, National Executive Director
Address: 1444 Queen St. E, Suite 206, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4L1E1
Phone: 416-406-2267
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campquality.com
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat.

Camp GoodTimes
Contact Person: Gary Lam, Coordinator of Camp Programming and Support
Phone: 1-888-939-3333
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cancer.ca
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat.

Camp Oochigeas
Address: 60 St. Clair Ave. E., Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1N5
Phone: 416-961-6624
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ooch.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat.

Camp Beat It – Family Camp
Contact Person: Val Figliuzzi
Phone: 780-496-2459
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.kidswithcancer.ca
Details: Camp Beat It is open to the child and their immediate family members. Although everyone is invited to register, priority is given to newly diagnosed families and those on treatment. Packed with fun activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, mini golf, climbing wall and ropes course and games, it is not difficult to see why Camp Beat It is one of our most important support activities resulting in immeasurable benefits for all who attend.

Camp Sunseeker- Ages 15 -17
Contact Person: Mike MacKay, Director of Camp & Community
Phone: 403.984.1220
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.kidscancercare.ab.ca
Details: Camp SunSeeker is an adventure-based leadership program for teenaged cancer survivors and siblings. Participants who are on maintenance therapy are only eligible for the first two sessions. Offering one and two-week out-trips sessions, SunSeeker gives teenagers a chance to develop leadership skills, while learning about the environment and challenging themselves through outdoor adventures such as rafting, kayaking and hiking!

Camp Trillium
Contact Person: Marci Shea-Perry, Executive Director
Address: 940 Queensdale Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario L8V 1N4
Phone: 1.888.999.CAMP
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.camptrillium.com
Details: The entire family is welcome to come to the family camp, which is a unique program that allows the family to come and enjoy a camp vacation together.

COLORADO:

Sky High Hope Camp
Contact Person: Pam Whitaker, Executive Director
Address: Camp Granite Lake, Golden, CO
Phone: 303-861-1754
Email: [email protected]
Website: skyhighhope.org
Details: A camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer, and their siblings, held annually at Buckhorn Camp, Bellvue, Colorado, 40 minutes west of Fort Collins.

Camp Wapiyapi
Address: 191 University Blvd., Box 294, Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-534-0883
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wapiyapi.org
Details: Patients and siblings ages 6-17 attend for 1+ week of camp; siblings may attend on their own

Hope Mountain Camp
Address: American Cancer Society, 2255 S Oneida St., Denver CO 80224
Phone: 720-524-5450
Email: [email protected]
Details: Hope Mountain Camp is a camp of siblings of cancer survivors. They hold two sessions a year, one in the winter and one in the summer.

CONNECTICUT:

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Address: 565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT 06278
Phone: 860.429.3444
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.holeinthewallgang.org
Details: Brothers and sisters of children who have/had cancer and live in CT, MA, RI, NY or NJ may attend a free 1 week sibling camp. They must be between the ages of 7-15. Brothers and sisters attend camp separately from their ill sibling.

Time For Life Camp
Address: 836 Farmington Ave. Ste. 220B, West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-231-7114
Details: Provides children diagnosed with cancer and their families (including siblings) with a much-needed respite during difficult and trying times with a visit the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard.

FLORIDA:

Camp Boggy Creek
Address: 30500 Brantley Branch Road, Eustis, FL 32736
Phone: 866-Go-Boggy
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.BoggyCreek.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat.

B.A.S.E. Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation
Address: 650 North Wymore Road, Suite 103,Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407-673-5060
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.basecamp.org
Details: We serve not only the children who are patients, but their brothers and sisters too. Our members are children, aged 0 to 19 year, who are ill with cancer or other hematological disease, or are the sibling or child of the person with the illness. 

Faces of Courage Camp
Address: 10006 Cross Creek Blvd., #519, Tampa, FL 33647
Phone: 813-948-7478
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.facesofcourage.org
Details: Faces of Courage provides free camps for women, children, teens and families touched by cancer and/or blood disorders. Motto: Cancer is Serious, Camp is Serious FUN!!!

GEORGIA:

Camp Sunshine
Contact Person: Astin Goodwin, Program Director
Address: 1850 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-325-7979
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mycampsunshine.com
Details: Siblings attend either a winter or summer weekend retreat. 

Camp Rainbow
Contact Person: Ashley Poteet, Director/Assistant Director
Address: Medical College of Georgia, 1446 Harper Street BT-1964, Augusta, GA 30912
Phone: 706-721-5503
Email: [email protected]
Details: 6 days/5 night camp for children who are treated at the Medical Collage of Georgia with cancer or rare blood disorder. 1 sibling per patient is invited to attend camp free of charge.

Camp Second Chance (at Camp Twin Lakes)
Address: 600 Means St., Ste. 110, Atlanta, GA 30318
Website: www.camptwinlakes.org
Details: This a camp just for children who have/ had cancer and received a transplant and their families (including siblings).

HAWAII:

Camp Anuenue
Contact Person: Debra Glowik, Camp Project Director
Address: Hawaii Pacific Inc., 2370 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817-1714
Phone: 808-595-7500
Email: [email protected]
Details: This camp offers family weekends that includes siblings, along with 1 week residential camp for the patient.

IDAHO:

Camp Rainbow Gold
Address: 2676 S. Vista Avenue, Boise ID 83705
Phone: 208-422-0176
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.camprainbowgold.org
Details: There is a special week long sibling camp at Rainbow Gold. Camp Rainbow Gold Sibling Camp plays hosts to approximately 60 siblings of Idaho children who have been diagnosed with cancer during some point in their lives. Over the course of several days, the attention turns to these children who also need the chance to have fun and make friends with other children who understand them.

Ross Point Camp
Address: 820 S. Ross Point Rd. Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone: 208-773-1655
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rosspoint.org
Details: Offers a 1-week camp for the entire family (including siblings) of a child who has/had cancer. Camp is located in Idaho.

Camp Hobe
Contact Person: Chris Beckwith, Camp Director
Address: P.O. Box 520755, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0755
Phone: 801-631-2742
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.camphobekids.org
Details: Camp Hobe is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experienceCampers come from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada.

ILLINOIS:

Camp COCO
Contact Person: Justine Morgan, Medical Service Director
Address: PO Box 19678, Springfield, IL 62794-9678
Phone: 217-545-7377
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.siumed.edu/foundation/campcoco.htm
Details: 1 week camp for children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders. Siblings can attend with their brother or sister who has/ had cancer for 1+ weeks.

Camp COCO
Contact Person: Shelly Lee, Child Life Specialist & Teen Camp Activity Leader
Address: St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61637
Phone: 309-624-9858
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stjude.org
Details: Siblings can attend with their brother or sister who has/ had cancer for 1+ weeks.

Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. / One Step Programs
Contact Person: Darryl Perkins, Director of Programs
Address: 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 306, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-924-4220
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.onestepcamp.org
Details: Sibling Camp is a 5 day overnight camp exclusively for siblings ages 10-19 of childhood cancer patients and survivors. This is a great opportunity for siblings to bond with peers who understand what its like to have a brother or sister with cancer. Camp comes complete with games, activities, campfires, music and more. Accommodations and meals will be provided. This program is usually held towards the end of July. Siblings are also welcome to attend our Brain Tumor Family Camp in May and our Family Camp in October.

TLC Camp
Address: P.O. Box 512, Lombard, IL 60148
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.tlccamp.org
Details: Day camp for children with cancer and their siblings. TLC Camp runs the week after father's day every June.

INDIANA:

Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do
Contact Person: Jennifer Fisher, Program Director
Address: PO Box 11166, Ft Wayne, IN 46856
Phone: 260-609-3155
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campwatchawannado.com
Details: 40% of campers are siblings at Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do. Siblings can attend with their brother or sister who has/had cancer for 1+ weeks and or participate in a family session weekend retreat.

IOWA:

Camp Heart Connection - Sibling Camp, a program of Children’s Cancer Connection
Contact Person: Angela Batson
Address: PO Box 402, Council Bluffs, IA 51502-0402
Phone: 216-502-0119
Email: [email protected]
Website: campqualityusa.com
Details: Program allows Iowa and Nebraska children with cancer and their siblings a camping experience.

Camp Quality – Heartland
Contact Person: Missy Schreiber
Address: PO Box 402, Council Bluffs, IA 51502-0402
Phone: 712-323-5107
Website: campqualityusa.com
Details: Program allows Iowa and Nebraska children with cancer and their siblings a camping experience.

KANSAS:

Camp Quality – Greater Kansas City
Contact Person(s): Crystal Davison, Executive Director & Jacinda Farmer, Camper Coordinator
Address: 434 NE Station Dr., Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Phone: 816-540-5846
Email: [email protected] 
Website: www.campqualitykc.org 
Details: Siblings may attend a 1 week camp the first two years with their brother or sister who has cancer. Beyond two years, it is on a space available basis.

KENTUCKY:

Kids Cancer Alliance (sibling camp)
Address: PO Box 24337, Louisville, KY 40224
Phone: 502-365-1538
Website: www.kidscanceralliance.org
Details: Kids Cancer Alliance offers a weeklong summer camp for children with cancer aged 6-18, a one-day day camp for children 4-6, a SIBLING CAMP just for the brothers and sisters of children with cancer, a family retreat weekend and Quarterly Event year around for entire families of children with cancer.

The Center For Courageous Kids
Address: 1501 Burnley Road, Scottsville, KY 42164
Phone: 270-618-2900
Website: www.courageouskids.org
Details: Summer sessions and fall/spring family retreat weekends available that include siblings.

LOUISIANA:

Camp Challenge
Contact Person: Stacy S Drury M.D., Ph.D, President and Medical Director of Camp
Phone: 504-988-4794
Email: [email protected]
Details: Camp Challenge is a camp for kids with cancer and their siblings.

Camp Quality – Louisiana
Contact Person: Matthew M. Matusiak, DHSc - Executive Director
Address: 1800 Forsythe Avenue, Suite 2 Box 307, Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: 800-734-CQLA (2752)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campqualityusa.org/la & www.facebook.com/CampQualityLA
Details: Siblings are allowed to attend this camp, space permitting, with no charge to the family and will be assigned a companion for the week.

MAINE:

Camp Sunshine
Address: 35 Acadia Rd, Casco, ME 04015
Phone: 207-655-3800
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campsunshine.org
Details: Children with cancer and their families (including siblings) are able to attend 3-6 day retreats filled with activities and support. Sessions: 25-27 annually, programming in all four sessions throughout the year.

Camp Rainbow
Contact Person: Barb Edison
Address: American Cancer Society, Maine Division, 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: 207-729-3339
Details: For children from Maine aged 4 and older who have or had cancer and their families (including siblings).

MARYLAND:

Camp Friendship
Address: 10718 Cleos Court, Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-531-0758
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cjcf4kids.org
Details: Offers a special program just for siblings of cancer patients ages 7-17 called “Brothers and Sisters Together.” Brothers and Sisters Together is an extension of Camp Friendship where siblings of children with cancer can share their emotions and experiences with others whose brothers and sisters are ill. The program offers ways to cope with the enormous changes that occur when a brother or sister is diagnosed with cancer.

Camp Sunrise – Sun Sibs Program
Contact Person: Carl Shays
Address: P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, Maryland 27236
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345
Website: ncpad.com/programs/index.php?id=277&country=&state=Maryland&city=Baltimore
Details: Sun Sibs is a program that recognizes that siblings, of children with cancer, have special needs too. To address these needs, a sibling camping weekend was developed in 1996. The Sun Sibs program meets one weekend a year, separate from the dates of Camp Sunrise.

Special Love Inc. (BRASS Camp)
Contact Person: Angela Ashman
Address: Camp Maria, Leonardtown, MD
Phone: 800-930-2707
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.specialove.org
Details: Brass Camp is a 1-week camp exclusively for siblings. Siblings may attend exclusive one-week or weekend retreats. Siblings are also welcome at Special Love’s family camps held throughout the year. 

MASSACHUSETTS:

Dream Day Cape Cod
Contact Person: Kathleen Giorgio, Executive Director
Phone: 774-994-7346
Website: www.dreamdayoncapecod.org
Details: Children with cancer and their families (including siblings) are given a break from hospitals and treatments through summer camp sessions and annual holiday events on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Address: 565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT 06278
Phone: 860.429.3444
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.holeinthewallgang.org
Details: Brothers and sisters of children who have/had cancer and live in CT, MA, RI, NY or NJ may attend a free 1 week sibling camp. They must be between the ages of 7-15. Brothers and sisters attend camp separately from their ill sibling.

MICHIGAN:

Camp Quality Michigan
Contact Person: Eleanor West, General Manager
Address: P.O. Box 345, Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: 231-582-2471
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campqualitymi.org
Details: Sibling can attend camp on a space available basis. We know that the stress on siblings is enormous and want to help when we can. Siblings of first time campers are placed on the waiting list. If space is available, they are notified at least two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Special Days Partners Camp
Contact Person: Jim Carey, Executive Director
Phone: 734-717-5591
Website: www.specialdays.org
Details: Special Days Partners is for the brothers and sisters of children with cancer. The only program of its kind in Michigan, Special Days Partners gives these children their own week of carefree and action-packed summer camp, in the company of fellow campers who share and understand their unique experiences with cancer.

Camp Casey
Address: PO Box 2225, Birmingham, MI 48012
Phone: 248-207-7260
Website: www.camp-casey.org
Details: Camp Casey is absolutely FREE for your entire family! These 1-day horseback riding retreats encourage campers to bring their siblings (no limits: bring them all!) If siblings cannot attend (or if camper is an only child), we encourage campers to bring along one friend.

Little Mary’s Hospitality House
Address: 1580 S. Seaman Road, P.O. Box 27, Wellston, Michigan 49689
Phone: 231-848-4699
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.littlemarys.org
Details: Little Mary’s is a FREE vacation / retreat for the entire family (including siblings) of a child battling cancer.

MINNESOTA:

Kamp Kace
Phone: 701.364.4964
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.kampkace.org 
Details: A week long camp for children with cancer and their siblings.

Camp Courage
Address: 3915 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422
Phone: 763-520-0504
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.couragecamps.org
Details: This camp offers a special program for siblings which focuses on living with a brother or sister who has cancer. These sessions typically are led by allied health professionals and other volunteers.

Camp Jornada
Contact Person: Stacey Hildebrandt
Address: PO box 9175, Rochester, MN. 55903
Phone: 507-358-0958
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campjornada.org
Details: Provides free camp programs for children directly affected by cancer and a year-round support network for the children and their families (including siblings).

MISSISSIPPI:

Camp Hopewell
Address: 24 County Road 231, Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662-234-2254
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.camphopewell.com
Details: Camp is open to the entire immediate family of a child with cancer. The camp is free for the family, with hopes of giving them time to relax and enjoy themselves. Activity scheduling makes it possible for families to have fun together, while also allowing parents time to themselves while trained staff members care for the children. Fun and attention for everyone help siblings rediscover that they are just as important and valuable as the child with cancer. This camp offers the opportunity for families to feel the joy of being together.

MISSOURI:

Camp Dream Street
Contact Person: Maureen Didion, Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 3431, Ft. Smith, AR 72913
Phone: 479-782-8822
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wecarefound.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat. This camp welcomes children from Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and southern Missouri. The camp is located in Sallislaw, Oklahoma.

Camp Sunrise
Address: American Cancer Society, Missouri Division, 3322 American Avenue, P. O. Box 1066, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 314-893-4800
Details: Family weekend for families (including siblings) with a child with cancer.

Camp Barnabas
Address: 901 Teas Trail 2060, Purdy, MO 65734 & 1380 Eternity Lane, Shell Knob, MO 65747
Phone: 417-476-2565
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campbarnabas.org
Details: This camp offers a special week for children with hematology or oncology diseases. They also serve the siblings. Our camp offers full scholarships to ALL children in need and does not require proof of need.

Camp Quality – Greater Kansas City
Contact Person(s): Crystal Davison, Executive Director & Jacinda Farmer, Camper Coordinator
Address: 434 NE Station Dr., Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Phone: 816-540-5846
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campqualitykc.org
Details: Siblings may attend a 1 week camp the first two years with their brother or sister who has cancer. Beyond two years, it is on a space available basis.

MONTANA:

Camp Mak-A-Dream
Contact Person: Beth Martin, Camp Director
Address: P.O. Box 1450, Missoula, MT 59806
Phone: 406-549-5987
Email:  [email protected]
Website: www.campdream.org
Details: This camp offers two special camps, one for kids (6-13) and one for teens (13-18) with a brother, sister or parent with cancer. Camp Mak-A-Dream offers an opportunity for these young people to connect with others within their own peer group who may share similar challenges.

Camp Braveheart (part of Big Sky Kids Camp)
Address: Eagle Mount – Bozeman, 6901 Goldenstein Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-586-1781
Website: www.eaglemount.org
Details: Camp Braveheart is a special Big Sky Kids camp for little children, aged 5 to 10, who have been diagnosed with cancer. The children plus their immediate family (including siblings) stay at Hyalite Youth Camp on the shores of Hyalite Reservoir.

Cancer Family Network of Montana
Address: PO Box 6446, Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: 406-587-8080
Website: cancerfamilynetwork.org
Details: Providing peer support for children, adults, families and siblings affected by cancer through exciting, restful and engaging camp and retreat experiences.

NEBRASKA:

Camp Quality – Heartland
Contact Person: Missy Schreiber
Address: PO Box 402, Council Bluffs, IA 51502-0402
Phone: 712-323-5107
Website: campqualityusa.com
Details: Program allows Iowa and Nebraska children with cancer and their siblings a camping experience.

NEVADA:

Camp Cartwheel
Address: 6070 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: 702-735-8434
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.nvccf.org
Details: Children with cancer have a great time at camp, forget about hospitals, clinics and diseases… and have fun with their brothers and sisters. This is a week long camp for patients and their siblings.

Camp Hobe
Contact Person: Chris Beckwith, Camp Director
Address: P.O. Box 520755, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0755
Phone: 801-631-2742
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.camphobekids.org
Details: Camp Hobe is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Campers come from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Camp Winning Spirit
Address: c/o Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH, PO Box 395, Hillsboro, NH 03244
Phone: 603-645-1489
Website: www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org
Details: A family camp held Labor Day weekend in conjunction with YMCA Camp Coniston in Croydon, NH. that is dedicated to supporting families who have children with cancer, or ongoing issues related to cancer treatment (includes siblings).

On Belay
Contact Person: Kyle Jacoby
Address: 55 Main St Suite 124  PO Box 391 Newmarket, NH  03857
Phone: 866-442-3529
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.on-belay.org
Details: On Belay bulids community among kids aged 8 - 18 who love someone that has cancer. We offer day-long adventure based programs that help kids connect to each other and to their own inner resilience.
 

NEW JERSEY:

Camp No Worries
Contact Person: Kasey Massa, Camper Recruiter
Address: 59 Centerton Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856-234-6200 x232
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campnoworries.org
Details: Camp for both patients, siblings and bereaved siblings ages 6-16 years old. Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for 1 week of overnight camp fun.

Happiness Is Camping
Address: 62 Sunset Lake Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825
Phone: 718-295-3100
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.happinessiscamping.org
Details: The siblings program is designed exclusively for brothers and sisters of children with cancer that are attending camp. Applications will be accepted for siblings 6-15 years of age.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Address: 565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT 06278
Phone: 860.429.3444
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.holeinthewallgang.org
Details: Brothers and sisters of children who have/had cancer and live in CT, MA, RI, NY or NJ may attend a free 1 week sibling camp. They must be between the ages of 7-15. Brothers and sisters attend separately from their ill sibling.

Camp Dream St.
Address: 30 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 996-5437
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.tcikids.com
Details: Providing children with cancer and other blood disorders with a fun-filled week-long summer camp experience with their siblings.

Sister Pat’s Kids Camp
Contact Person: Stan Ciemniecki, Director
Address: 705 Lenape Trail, Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-654-7398
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.esopuscamps.com
Details: Overnight camp for one week for children ages 6 – 14 with cancer and or serious blood disorders and their siblings.

NEW MEXICO:

Camp Enchantment; Super Stars Sibling Retreat
Contact Person: Julie Montoya, Camp Director
Address: 10501 Montgomery Blvd. North East Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 1-866-238-3219
Details: New Mexico’s Sibling Retreat was designed to build supportive relationships. The September Retreat imparts coping skills for brothers and sisters of cancer patients, helping them to deal with the impact of cancer in their lives.

NEW YORK:

Kids Need More Camp Adventure
Contact Person: Melissa Firmes
Address: 75 David Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-300-3140
Email: [email protected]
Website:  kidsneedmore.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for 1+ week of camp.

Camp Childhood USA (Camp Good Days and Special Times)
Contact Person: Wendy Bleier-Mervis, Executive Director
Address: 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon, NY 14506-9733
Phone: 1-800-785-2135
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campgooddays.org
Details: A residential camping program for children, ages 8-17, who have a parent or sibling who has been diagnosed with cancer or sickle cell anemia within the past three years, and/or is actively undergoing treatment.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Address: 565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT 06278
Phone: 860.429.3444
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.holeinthewallgang.org
Details: Brothers and sisters of children who have/had cancer and live in CT, MA, RI, NY or NJ may attend a free 1 week sibling camp. They must be between the ages of 7-15. Brothers and sisters attend camp separately from their ill sibling.

Camp Simcha
Address: Jack and Moishe Horn Campus, 430 White Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737
Phone: 845.856.1432
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.chailifeline.org
Details: Chai lifeline sponsors Camp Simcha in New York, a kosher camp for Jewish children with cancer and their siblings from the New York area.

Camp Open Arms
Address: Cancer Action, 255 Alexander Street, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 716-423-9700
Details: Two-week day camp for children aged 3 to 15 with cancer or blood diseases and their siblings.

Sunrise Day Camp
Address: Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Court, Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone: 516-766-4341
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sunrisedaycamp.org
Details: Siblings of children with cancer have their own special needs, and so the Friedberg JCC is happy to include siblings in Sunrise Day Camp. Yet we also recognize that each child is unique. As such, the Friedberg JCC also offers 7 other camp programs, including theater, travel, arts, general camping, etc. and also has relationships with some of the finest sleep-away camps. Working with the family and the sibling – and with Sunrise being one of the options – we will find the best fit for every sibling who wants to go to camp.

Double H Ranch
Address: 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Phone: 518-696-5676
Website: www.doublehranch.org
Details: Providing specialized camping and year round services for children, siblings and families dealing with cancer.

NORTH CAROLINA:

Camp CARE
Contact Person: Carrie Keuten, Camp Director
Address: PO Box 35072, Charlotte, NC 28235
Phone: 704-384-7568
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campcare.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for 1+ week of camp.

Camp Debbie Lou
Address: 1225 25th Street SE, Hickory NC 28602-9658
Phone: 843-841-2486
Website: www.campdebbielou.com
Details: Invites the entire family (including siblings) of cancer stricken children for a summer camping experience at a country ranch style setting.

Camp Carefree
Contact Person: Michelle Richardson and Scott Richardson, Camp Program Directors
Address: 275 Carefree Lane, Stokesdale, NC 27357
Phone: 336-427-0966
Website: campcarefree.org
Details: Provides a week for children with cancer and a week for siblings in the summer.

Camp Rainbow
Contact Person: Jacquelyn P. Sauls, Child/Family Specialist
Address: East Carolina University School of Medicine, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology PCMH 288 West, Greenville, NC 27858-4354
Phone: 919-551-4676
Details: One-week program for children aged 6 to 18 with cancer. Also, siblings and bereaved siblings can attend camp and have special programming. Free to children from eastern North Carolina.

Camp Merry Times
Contact Person: Judy Haynes
Address: 300 West Ton-A-Wandah Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone: 800-322-0178
Website: www.camptonawandah.com
Details: This is a 1 week camp for children who have/had cancer and their siblings.

OHIO:

Camp Quality Ohio
Contact Person: Patricia Harris, Executive Director
Address: 1444 Mockingbird Circle, Stow, OH 44224
Phone: (330) 671-0167
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campqualityusa.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat.

Kids N’Kamp
Contact Person: Beverly S. Circone, Executive Director
Address: 3440 Olentangy River Road, Suite 103K, Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-262-2220
Details: Year-round programs and activities for children with cancer or other blood diseases and their families (including siblings). Other programs include educational assessments, tutoring, support groups, and counseling for all members of the family free of charge.

OKLAHOMA:

Camp Dream Street
Contact Person: Maureen Didion, Executive Director
Address: P.O. Box 3431, Ft. Smith, AR 72913
Phone: 479-782-8822
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wecarefound.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat. This camp welcomes children from Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and southern Missouri. The camp is located in Sallislaw, Oklahoma.

Roundup River Ranch Camp
Address: PO Box 8589, Avon, Colorado 81620
Phone: 970-926-2448
Website: www.roundupriverranch.org
Details: The American Cancer Society is proud to offer free summer camps for children with cancer (in treatment or remission) and their families that provide a peer-supported place to become kids again see that they are not alone in their struggle.

OREGON:

Camp Millennium
Contact Person: Ryan Boles, Camp Manager
Address: 2876 Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-677-0600
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campmillennium.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp.

Camp Ukandu
Contact Person: Emily Satterlee, Program Manager
Address: American Cancer Society, 0330 SW Curry St, Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-795-3914
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cancer.org
Details: For children ages 8-17 with cancer and one sibling. Siblings can attend for 2 years.

PENNSYLVANIA:

BOOST Camp
Contact Person: Cancer Support Community
Address: Philadelphia-area
Phone: 215-879-7733
Website:www.cancersupport-phila.org/documents/BOOSTFeb2012.pdf
Details: BOOST Camp hosts a program every month for children ages 6-15 who have close relatives with cancer. This is a free program and includes activities that promote team-building, positive self esteem, and outdoor education, as well as refreshments, crafts, and games.

Camp Can Do
Contact Person: Karen MacAinsh, Assistant Director
Address: 67 Golf Club Drive, Langhorne, PA 19047
Email: [email protected]
Details:The camp offers a special sibling session for 4 days.

Camp Dost
Address: Ronald McDonald House of Danville, 100 North Academy Avenue, PO Box 300, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821
Phone: 570-214-2889
Website:www.rmhdanville.org
Details: Offering children with cancer and their siblings with both a one week summer and day camp experience filled with exciting activities such as biking, arts and crafts, swimming, music, archery, rock climbing, woodworking and more.

Ronald McDonald Camp
Contact Person: Cindy Candela-Ryan, Camp Director
Address: Ronald McDonald House, 3925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19126
Phone: 215-387-8406  (please ask for Jeanette Woehr)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.philarmh.org
Details: 1 week overnight camp for oncology patients and one sibling from each family.

RHODE ISLAND:

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Address: 565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, CT 06278
Phone: 860.429.3444
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.holeinthewallgang.org
Details: Brothers and sisters of children who have/had cancer and live in CT, MA, RI, NY or NJ may attend a free 1 week sibling camp. They must be between the ages of 7-15. Brothers and sisters attend camp separately from their ill sibling.

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Camp Kemo
Contact Person: Jeanne Schmidt
Address: 7 Medical Park, Suite 203, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-3503
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campkemo.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for either 1+ week of camp or a weekend retreat.

Camp Happy Days
Contact Person: Amy Ethridge, Executive Director
Address: 1622 Ashley Hall Road, Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: 843-571-4336
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.camphappydays.com
Details: We offer 15 specialized programs which are designed to meet the unique needs of children fighting cancer, as well as their siblings and parents – all without cost to any family. From our week-long residential summer camp for children, to Family Camp to specialized experiences for teens – we strive to help these families find hope, inspiration and the will to fight one more round.

Camp Debbie Lou
Address: 1127 Haymount Rd. Latta, South Carolina 29565
Phone: 843-841-2486
Website: www.campdebbielou.com
Details: A special retreat for children who’ve been diagnosed with cancer and their entire family (including siblings) that offers a relaxing and fun-filled summertime getaway.

TENNESSEE:

Camp Horizon SIBS Camp
Contact Person: Suzanne Manning, Patient & Family Service Director
Address: 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-327-0991
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.vanderbiltchildrens.com
Details: A week long SIBS camp, for Special and Important Brothers and Sisters of children with cancer is held annually and separate from the patient camp. Both camps are offered free of charge to children with cancer and their siblings.

TEXAS:

The Rainbow Connection
Contact Person: Janis Matthews, Camp Director
Address: 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0361
Phone: 409-772-3424
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rccamp.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/ had cancer for 1+ week.

Camp Alphie
Address: PO Box 3819, Amarillo, TX 79116-3819
Phone: 806-373-5859
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campalphie.org
Details: Siblings attend with brother or sister who has/had cancer for 1+ week of camp.

Camp Periwinkle
Contact Person: Jayne Finkowski, MD
Address: 6720 Bertner Street, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-661-4960
Details: For children aged 7 to 15 with cancer treated at Texas Children’s Hospital. Siblings are invited to attend camp on a space-available basis.

Camp C.A.M.P.
Contact Person: Hope de Lemos
Address: PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone: 210-292-3576
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campcamp.org
Details: This camp provides overnight camping experiences to children and their siblings.

Camp Bravo
Contact Person: Scott Lynch, CEO, Candlelighters
Address: 1900 N. Oregon, Ste. 402, El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: 915-544-2222
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.candlelighterselp.org
Details: Camp Bravo is just for siblings of patients who have/ had cancer. It is held in July of each year at Prude Ranch in Ft. Davis, Texas.

UTAH:

Camp Hobe
Contact Person: Chris Beckwith, Camp Director
Address: P.O. Box 520755, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0755
Phone: 801-631-2742
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.camphobekids.org
Details: Camp Hobe is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience.Campers come from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada.

VIRGINIA:

Special Love Inc. (BRASS Camp)
Contact Person: Angela Ashman
Address: 117 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA 22602
Phone: 800-930-2707
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.specialove.org
Details: Brass Camp is a 1-week camp exclusively for siblings. Siblings may attend exclusive one-week or weekend retreats. Siblings are also welcome at Special Love’s family camps held throughout the year.

Camp Five Seasons
Contact Person: Patricia Holden, Executive Director
Address: 3704 Farnsworth Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23321
Phone: 804-484-0984
Details: Five-day residential camp for medically challenged children aged 7 to 14 of all nationalities and their siblings.

WASHINGTON:

Camp Prime Time
Address: 6 S. 2nd Street, Suite 815, Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509-248-2854
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campprimetime.org
Details: This is a camp for the entire family of a child who has/had cancer.

Camp Good Times West
Contact Person: Tom Nielsen, Camp Director
Address: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 19140, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-283-1152
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.campgoodtimeswest.org
Details: This camp welcomes cancer survivors, current cancer patients and cancer patient siblings from Washington and Alaska between the ages of 7 and 17.

Camp Side-By-Side
Contact Person: Brittany Williams, Administrative Assistant
Address: 4540 15th Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-524-7301, ext. 537
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.upc.org/sbs.aspx?id=3286
Details: Camp Side-by-Side is a week-long camp experience designed to serve the needs of the entire family (including siblings). For kids, it is a time to enjoy the climbing wall, the ropes course, the archery range, the campfires and lots of time to laugh and play. For the parents, the Tully’s Coffee cart is a special treat, along with some time to rest, relax and meet other families that are on a similar journey.

Ross Point Camp
Address: 820 S. Ross Point Rd. Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone: 208- 773-1655
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rosspoint.org
Details: Offers a 1-week camp for the entire family (including siblings) of a child who has/had cancer. Camp is located in Idaho.

WISCONSIN:

One Step At A Time Camp
Contact Person: Jacob Drescher, Executive Director
Address: 213 West Institute Place, Suite 209, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-924-4220
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.onestepcamp.org
Details: Family Camp provides families who have a child diagnosed with cancer a fun getaway weekend. Games, activities and friendships are all a welcome part of this respite from the medical world. Family Camp is held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin where many children who participate in this weekend return as campers the following summer. Bring the whole family and have a great time in a safe and comfortable setting.

Camp Angel, Camp Teen Angel, Angel Adventures, Angel Adventures Extreme, Camp Hozhoni
Address: P.O. Box 747 St. Germain, WI 54558
Phone: 800-860-3431
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.angelonmyshoulder.org
Details: Cost-free weekend retreats for kids affected by cancer through a loved one. Held at Camp Luther in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, Camp Manito-Wish YMCA in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin and Keweenaw Base Camp in UP of Michigan. Camp Angel is for 8-12-years olds, Camp Teen for 13-15-year-olds, and Angel Adventure/Angel Adventures Extreme for 16-18-year-olds. Camp Hozhoni is for children ages 18 and younger with cancer or who have had cancer in their families.

WYOMING:

Camp Hobe
Contact Person: Chris Beckwith, Camp Director
Address: P.O. Box 520755, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0755
Phone: 801-631-2742
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.camphobekids.org
Details: Camp Hobe is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Campers come from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada.