“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

Meet Seth, A Care Camps Hero of Hope

Seth was recovering from complicated surgery when his mother, Sarah, dropped him off at camp for the first time almost five years ago. “Seth was still using a wheelchair and receiving wound care. I thought to myself, how is this … Read more

Patrick Industries Inc. Partnering with Care Camps Charity

Patrick Industries, one of the RV and marine industries’ largest suppliers, has joined the effort to help more children with cancer experience the healing power of the outdoors through a new cause-marketing partnership with Care Camps. The Elkhart, Ind.-based company … Read more

New Chairman Inspired by Care Camps

Jerry Dale’s first visit to a KOA Care Camp sponsored camp gave him a wild rollercoaster ride of emotions from tears from laughter to tears from pain surrounding childhood cancer. He soon realized that the fundraising that he did at … Read more