Camps for Oncology
Camp for All
Camp For All hosts campers with cancer, autism, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, autism, severe burns, sickle cell, cerebral palsy, cognitive challenges, cardiac issues, spinal cord injuries, PKU, neurofibromatosis, HIV, dermatological issues and more.
Child diagnosed with cancer and family members. Held every October. Free.
Camp Hole in the Wall Gang
Seriously ill children and their siblings, ages 7-15. Free, located in Connecticut
Free camp for kids with cancer (ages 6-14), teen camp and young adult camp as well. Some travel scholarships available (camp is located in Montana)
Children age 6-20 with cancer or blood disorders. Free and kosher
Camp for children with life threatening illnesses. Camp is free but family must pay for transportation. Located in Maine.
Children’s Oncology Camping Association
Information on many camps offered for children and families affected by cancer
Comfort Zone Camp
Child who has lost an immediate family member (parent, sibling or close friend). Free. Located in Richmond, VA.
Dream Street Foundation
Nationwide camping programs for children and young adults with cancer, chronic and life threatening illnesses. Children are given the opportunity to enjoy activities they would normally be restricted from due to their illness, while Dream Street supports their medical needs. Free and will fly kids in from all over the world to participate.
Epic Experience Beyond Cancer
A free, week-long outdoor camp for adults who have been diagnosed with cancer at any time in their lives. Experiences are based upon outdoor adventure activities, such as white water kayaking, and during the winter months snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Participants are encouraged to recognize that cancer is a part of their story, but it no longer defines them. Connections with other individuals who share a similar story will create a community that lasts long after their Epic Experience has ended.
Young adult cancer fighters and survivors (ages 18–39). Free. Some travel scholarships are available.
Happiness Is Camping
Children with cancer (6-15) and their families. Free. In Hardwick, NJ
Hunt with Heart
Provides a respite in the Texas Outdoors to children with life threatening illnesses. Activities include archery, fishing, guided hunts etc.
Lighthouse Family Retreat
Child with cancer and immediate family members. Free.
The Periwinkle Foundation
The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides several camping opportunities for patients of Texas Children’s Hospital including Camp Periwinkle, Camp YOLO, Family Camp, Long Term Survivor Retreat, Camp Periwinkle Days at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Periwinkle Day Camp.
True North Treks
Offers outdoor adventures for teen and young adult cancer survivors. They have caregiver hikes, and survivor only hikes, and then together hikes. The participants pledge to raise $1200 to attend.
Special Love Camps
Camp for kids with cancer. Free
Self-Improvement Thru Riding Education
Therapeutic horseback riding center. Free. Locations in Hockley, Spring and Fort Bend.
This retreat provides an opportunity for kids to run and play and laugh and for parents to relax and for families to make memories.
Tyler’s Grace Foundation
Offers programs for camping and retreats. The group is based out of California. The Retreat is open year round to one family at a time. It is basically a place for families to be together and enjoy spending time relaxing and making memories.
A Kid Again
A Kid Again is unique from other organizations because we provide a community of other families navigating life while raising a medically complex child. We accomplish this through meet and greet areas at in-person Adventures, chats during virtual Adventures, gaming teams in ESports, and hosting family Facebook groups.