Camps and Retreats
Camp Heart Connection Oncology Camp: Oncology Camp provides children with cancer a week of typical camp activities and so much more. Campers are able to spend time with others who are going through the same emotions as they are. Returning campers who are off treatment provide hope to our new campers, and nobody has to worry about not fitting in due to scars or hair loss. Our staff is trained to be sensitive and supportive of all of the campers.
Oncology Camp will be held June 9-15, 2013. Learn more about Camp Heart Connection Oncology Camp.
Camp Heart Connection Sibling Camp: Sibling Camp provides siblings of children with cancer the opportunity to be the stars of their own week. We hear from siblings that they are often put on the “back burner” as the child with cancer receives a lot of attention, and we use sibling camp to make sure they are in the spotlight. Sibling Camp is also a place to share feelings about being shuffled amongst relatives as parents find ways to be present for the child with cancer. Finally, Sibling Camp is a safe place for bereaved siblings to meet other kids coping with the same thing.
Sibling Camp will be held August 11-17, 2013. Learn more about Camp Heart Connection Sibling Camp.
Mid-Year Mini Camp: Our Mid-Year Mini Camp weekend gives campers the chance to catch up with those friends from camp, as well as children who are new to our programs the chance to jump in without having to wait until summer! It is a chance for kids to “get away from it all” while enjoying the benefit of being around others who understand what they’re going through!
Mid-Year Mini Camp will be held January 4-6, 2013. Learn more about Mid-Year Mini Camp.
Family Camp: Children’s Cancer Connection provides family camps every year. These weekends are opportunities for families touched by childhood cancer to meet and socialize with others in a similar situation. There is often educational components, and always time for parents to share ideas, questions, and coping strategies with other parents. Family Camp is also a great way for our youngest campers to check out camp with mom and dad before coming alone!
Learn more about Family Camp.
Survivorship Camp: If you're a survivor of childhood cancer age 18-39, you're invited for a weekend of fun, friendship, and more at Children’s Cancer Connection’s annual Survivorship Connection Camp!
Learn more about Survivorship Camp.
For more information about Children's Cancer Connection camps & retreats programs please contact our Program Services Managers, Channon Timm at 515-243-6239 ext. 3 or Channon@childrenscancerconnection.org and Megan Lanik at 515-243-6239 ext. 7 or Megan@childrenscancerconnection.org