Camp Can Do
Camp Can Do is a camp sponsored by the American Cancer Society and provides a normal, active and safe camp experience where children can celebrate life while living through their cancer journey. Campers will explore the outdoors, swim, fish, boat, work with arts and crafts, and spend a day at Hershey Park among other activities.
Who can Camp?
Patient Camp is for youth ages 8 to 17 who have ever been diagnosed with cancer in the last 5 years may attend Camp Can Do. Sibling Camp is for youth ages 8 to 17 whose brother or sister has been diagnosed with cancer.
When is Camp?
Sibling Camp is scheduled for June 8-11, 2013
Patient Camp Week 1 is scheduled for August 4-10, 2013
Patient Camp Week 2 is scheduled for August 11-17, 2013
Where is Camp?
Camp Can Do takes place in cabins at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat, located in Mt. Gretna, PA
How much does Camp cost?
Camp Can Do is an experience provided at NO COST to all campers.
What kind of medical accommodations are provided?
Volunteer Pediatric Oncology doctors and nurses are available around-the-clock to administer routine chemotherapy, arrange for blood counts, handle medical emergencies that may arise, and adjust any program to meet campers’ needs.
Who staffs Camp Can Do?
The Camp Can Do committee carefully selects and trains qualified staff members to ensure the safety of all campers. Staff members include Camp Directors and Assistant Directors, physicians, oncology nurses, and camp counselors.
American Camp Association Accreditation
Camp Can Do has passed a 300-standard review to become accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). The ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Red Cross, and other youth service agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. ACA accreditation helps to ensure summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.
Click below to download the Camp Can Do application, fill it out and mail to:
American Cancer Society
Attention: Cindy Gebhard
Route 422 and Sipe Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
Sibling/Patient Camp Counselor Application 2013 : This is the application process for both Sibling and Patient Camp counselors. Please note this is a new process, so PLEASE follow the instructions carefully to set up the account.
For more information about Camp Can Do, contact Cindy Gebhard at 717-533-6144 ext. 3071.