High Plains Camps
The High Plains Division of the American Cancer Society is proud to offer free camps for children with cancer, and their families. Staffed by pediatric oncologists and nurses, these camps provide a place for children in treatment or remission to become kids again through the summer camp experience. The camps allow the children to see that they are not alone in their struggle and provide peer support for everyone involved.
Camp Ānuenue (Camp Rainbow) takes place June 2-8, 2013. A week-long summer camp for children with cancer, ages 7 to 18. Camp Ānuenue is a place where children who have or have had cancer come to have fun. Along the way, they build friendships, improve their self-esteem, and strengthen their will not just to survive, but thrive. For more information and registration, visit acshawaiipacific.org.
Camp Ho’oulu Me Ka Ikaika (Camp Grow with Strength) takes place June 8-11, 2013. A retreat for teens and young adults with cancer, ages 14 to 21. This retreat helps teenagers and young adults with cancer begin to explore important life issues and learn to face their problems posivitvely. For more information and registration, visit acshawaiipacific.org.
Families Can♥Sur♥vive is scheduled to take place late 2013. A family conference for parents of children with cancer, their siblings, and other family members. This family conference provides
Camp Hope takes place in June. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Hope is open to children between the ages of 7 and 17 years old. A day camp will be held one day only during the week for children between the ages of 4 and 6 years. For additional information visit cancer.org/camphope.
Camp Sunrise takes place over Labor Day Weekend and is open to children 10 years old or younger, and parents and siblings are also encouraged to attend. For more detailed information, visit acseasternmo.org/camp-sunrise.
Camp OK Corral takes place outside of Tulsa in June and is offered free of charge to all participants. Activities include outdoor sports, games, crafts, and events that allow campers to have fun just getting to know each other. For more information, click here to visit acsoklahoma.org/OK-summer-camps.
Camp Discovery takes place in July and is is open to Texas residents, ages 7-16, with cancer diagnosis, who are not eligible to attend other camps in TX. Accredited by the American Camp Association, every summer approximately 150 kids and 100 adult volunteers spend a week having fun, learning new things and growing and developing as people. For more information, visit acssouthcentraltx.org/camp-discovery.
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