Camp Can Do gives young cancer patients a break from the often scary and monotonous time spent in hospitals and in treatment routines. Camp also places the young campers in an atmosphere that promotes comfort and self-confidence, surrounded by others who are sharing similar experiences.
Children from age 8 to 17 who are undergoing cancer treatment converge on Camp Can Do for one of two week-long sessions each August. There is also a third session of camp for the siblings of cancer patients.
Camp gives the children the often never realized chance to be completely uninhibited. It is a place where they won’t feel pressured to keep up with their healthy friends or be self-conscious about their appearance of their therapy. Camp Can Do is for children ages 8-17 who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last 5 years. We also offer a special session of Camp Can Do for siblings, kids ages 8-17, whose brother or sister has been diagnosed with cancer.
Since our humble beginnings in 1983, Camp Can Do has provided a camping experience for thousands of children. Camp is run by a team of volunteers from all walks of life. Our staff includes doctors, oncology nurses, survivors, former campers and professionals ranging from child life specialists to accountants. Our medical staff is 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.