Children’s Cancer Camps
Many wonderful organizations around the world bring help and hope to children affected by cancer, their families and adult survivors.
The following is a selection of resources that we think may be valuable to you. We hope this directory will grow in time to include resources in many countries.
If you know of a good resource not listed within these pages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information so we can look into listing it.
Barretstown Gang Camp (Ireland)
Providing therapeutic camping experiences for children with cancer. Also runs additional family support programmes.
Camp Good Days and Happy Times (International)
Camp programmes for children with cancer and their siblings. Primarily serving children in up-state New York, children have attended from across the US. Also runs camp specifically for children from overseas, and for siblings of children with cancer.
Camp Goodtimes (Canada)
Provides summer camp experiences in BC to Canadian children with cancer, and their siblings.
Camp Quality (UK)
Provides free therapeutic holidays for children with serious illness and/or disability.
Camp Quality (US)
Provides free camp places and year-round support programmes for children at any stage of cancer treatment or recovery. Runs 13 separate camps across the USA.
Camp Simcha (US)
Provides a kosher summer camp for Jewish children with cancer.
Camp Sunshine (USA, International)
Provides free week-long therapeutic camps for the entire family affected by a child’s serious illness. The program includes a number of oncology camps throughout the year, and a Retinoblastoma Week.
Children’s Oncology Camping Association (International)
The umbrella organisation for groups providing camp experiences for children affected by cancer. The website includes a members list with links to hundreds of camps.
Over the Wall Camp (UK)
Provides camp experiences for UK resident children aged 7-15 with cancer.
Youth Cancer Trust (UK)
Provides free holidays to young people aged 15-25 who are receiving treatment for cancer.