Cancer Survivor has a Passion for Camping

 Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It’s the way you ride the trail that counts, here’s a happy one for you. Mr. Ron Garman discovered his love of camping and the great outdoors as a boy. His first … Read more

Dream, Hope, and Heal with Costume Play

 “Dress-up play allows anyone to dream, hope, and use their imagination.” Dressing up is fun, fosters creativity, and explores the imagination. The benefits of donning a costume with family and friends are far-reaching for everyone.  However, for kids with cancer, … Read more


Suzanne and Ty Giesemann first learned about Care Camps while camping at a KOA campground. “My mother and sister both had cancer, and Suzanne’s work with Helping Parents Heal has brought her into contact with many parents who had children with cancer. … Read more

“Cancer changes your life, so does Camp”

  Cancer creates an instant crisis in the family. Extended hospital stays, weekly doctors’ visits, the side effects of treatment, and the constant possibility of unexpected complications add to the devastating blow to parents and family members who love the … Read more

S’more Fun equals S’more Healing at Care Camps

Camping and s’mores are synonymous with each other. This gooey, crunchy treat made of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers has deep roots in the camping community. As history tells it, the recipe for “Graham Cracker Sandwich” appeared in the early … Read more

Fun Makes All the Difference

Camp in a word is FUN. However, the fun that the camp experience provides for kids with cancer isn’t just fun and games, it plays an important role in their health and healing.  Good old-fashioned fun has all kinds of … Read more

Meet Sara, A Care Camps Hero of Hope

Camp is still a few weeks away, but 16-year-old, cancer survivor, Sara is already packing her bags in anticipation of seeing her friends. “We might have met at camp and only get to see each other once a year, but … Read more

RVB Capitol Talk with Care Camps

In this episode of Capitol Talk, Sherm Goldenberg of RVBusiness is joined by Jennifer Mercer of Care Camps for a conversation about the organization’s efforts to provide a camping experience for children with cancer. The RVBusiness Capitol Talk series is sponsored by … Read more