Patient Education & Support: Cancer Center
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Delaware Valley Camps
Camp Can Do
This weeklong sleepover summer camp in Mt. Gretna, Pa., is free for children ages 8 to 17 currently undergoing cancer treatment or within five years of their last treatment.
Camp No Worries
Held at the YMCA of Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey, this weeklong sleepover camp is geared toward children with cancer between the ages of 6 and 16 who live in New Jersey.
Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and located in White Hall, Md. (near Baltimore), this camp is for children who have battled or are currently battling cancer. There’s an overnight summer camp experience for children aged 6 and 18, as well as a day camp for younger children, ages 4 and 5.
Happiness Is Camping
Located on 145 scenic acres of woodland in Hardwick, N.J., this camp is for children with cancer. Campers and siblings ages 6 and 15 years may attend one or all four sessions, based on availability.
Located in Middletown, Del., this weeklong sleepover camp is free and open to children between the ages 5 and 17 with cancer and those in remission.
Camp Boggy Creek
Located in Eustis, Fla., this year-round, free camp works in association with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and is open to children with cancer and blood disorders between the ages of 7 and 16, and their siblings. Camp Boggy Creek also holds an annual Family Weekend camp for families of children with cancer.
Lighthouse Family Retreat
This non-profit organization holds fun family beach weekends and weeklong retreats for children with cancer and their families.
Camps in Other States
Located Missoula, Mont., this cost-free, weeklong camp has programs designed for children, teens and young adults affected by cancer. The camp fosters comfort, friendship, security, achievement and serenity. Camp Māk-A-Dream offers a limited number of travel scholarships to the camp.
This free, weeklong summer camp in Mobile, Ala., is for children with cancer ages 7 to 17.
Located in South Casco, Maine, this free weeklong sleepover camp for families is designed to provide respite, professional counseling and recreational opportunities to families facing the physical, emotional and financial strain of having a child with a critical illness.