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

INSPIRING OTHERS THROUGH HOPE

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

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

5 Ways To Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Month

Whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional, you can be there for those that have recently heard the words, “you have cancer.” You can offer support to those affected when a loved one is facing … Read more

Meet Emmalee, A Care Camps Hero of Hope

Emmalee had always been a bit more reserved than her peers, but after chemotherapy, she became concerningly quiet and withdrawn. “I was really sad after cancer treatment,” Emmalee explains. On her ninth birthday, a tumor was discovered in Emmalee’s bladder. … Read more