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Around the country, camps are offered to children and teens fighting cancer. Camps give children the opportunity to spend time in a supportive, nurturing environment, while giving them the opportunity to bond with their peers. Below is a list of local and national camps designed to serve children with cancer and their families. Although the camps listed below are not endorsed by the Jessie Rees Foundation, you may find them helpful.

Arizona Camp Sunrise

Provides free programs for children with cancer and their siblings.

Base Camp

Provides a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.

Camp Casey

Offers horseback riding programs for children with cancer and their families.

Camp Dream Street

Five day four night camping program for children with physical disabilities.

Camp Good Days and Special Times

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges through summer camping experiences and year-round events and activities.

Camp Make A Dream

Free camp for children with cancer

Camp Okizy

Specific purpose is to provide medically supervised recreational therapy in a supportive and loving atmosphere.

Camp Reach For The Sky

Special camp for children who have, or have had cancer.

Camp Smile A Mile’s

Provides recreational and educational experiences for young cancer patients.

Camp Summer Sault

Five-day camp for children with cancer aged 6 to 13 and their siblings. Leadership experience for teenagers aged 14 and older.

Camp Sunshine

Provides programs throughout the year to give children with cancer the opportunity to enjoy normal activities like swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and making friends!

Camp Trillium

Childhood cancer support center.

Carol Jean Cancer Foundation

Provides recreational and support groups free of charge to children with cancer and their families.


To strengthen the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, advocacy and education.

Flying Horse Farms

Provides magical, transforming experiences for children with serious illnesses. Located on 200 acres in Mt. Gilead, Ohio.

Friends of Santa Claus

The camp is open to kids 4-17 years old and to both children with cancer and their siblings.

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

To ensure that every child with a serious medical condition has the chance to experience the world of possibilities that camp has to offer.

Kay’s Kamp

Provides children ages 5-17 currently battling cancer and those now in remission the opportunity to participate in a unique camping experience promoting fun and normalcy, free of charge.

Kids Camp

877 242-9330
Lists oncology camps by region and state.

Special Love

A camp that gives children and young adults with cancer and their families a chance to enjoy normal childhood activities.

Tuolumne Trails

A camp for children with special medical needs, located on 80 beautiful acres of Sierra Nevada wilderness outside the mountain community of Groveland, California near Yosemite National Park.

Worlds Greatest Camp

Provides year-round recreational and social activities designed to foster supportive relationships for pediatric cancer patients and their families.