Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Pediatric Cancer Camps and Wish-granting

This is a very incomplete list of camps and wish-granting organizations. Some are state-specific, some are national. Please comment with any others that you're aware of!

Camps:

BASE Camp- for pediatric patients with cancer, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and other rare/orphan hematological diseases and their siblings living in Florida www.basecamp.org

Camp Boggy Creek- for Florida’s seriously ill children www.boggycreek.org

Camp Good Days- located in New York, camp programs and services are free to childhood cancer or sickle cell disease patients and their families from around the country and the world www.campgooddays.org

Camp Mak-a-Dream- located in Montana, camp programs and services are free to childhood cancer patients and their families from around the country www.campdream.org

Camp Quality USA- 14 camps located throughout the US, camp is free to childhood cancer patients (ages vary according to specific camp) www.campqualityusa.org

Children’s Oncology Camping Association International- directory of camps in the US, Canada, and other countries www.cocai.org

Special Love- Located in Virginia, camps for childhood cancer patients and their families, also offer scholarships and emergency financial relief for Virginia residents www.specialove.org


Wishes:

Benefit4Kids- outdoor wish-granting program, national www.benefit4kids.org

Children's Wish Foundation International- grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases and provides opportunities for families to enjoy themselves away from the hospital environment, national www.childrenswish.org

Make-a-Wish- wish-granting program, national www.wish.org

1 comment:

karen gerstenberger said...

May I add Camp Goodtimes West (an American Cancer Society Camp)? http://www.campgoodtimeswest.org/
You are a great advocate!