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About Care CampsSince its inception, Care Camps has raised more than $16 million so kids can attend camp free of charge, with no additional cost to their already financially burdened families.
While the number of kids diagnosed with cancer continues to grow, the cost of camp has risen to an average of $1,800 a week per child, creating an ever-increasing demand for funding.
Someday, cancer will be nothing more than a memory. Until that day, Care Camps is here to bring hope,
healing and outright fun for kids with cancer and their families.
Through its charitable fundraising efforts, Care Camps will provide necessary support to send kids with cancer to medically supervised cancer camps where they can have fun, build awesome friendships, feel the joy that comes from camping and spending time in nature, make memories that will help them heal and ultimately return home feeling renewed and filled with hope.
How We Got Started
In 1984, the KOA (Kampgrounds of America) Owners’ Association created KOA Care Camps to provide opportunities for children with cancer to attend oncology camps, where they can escape from their pain and suffering, receive their treatments and have lots of fun while being with other kids just like them.
Where We Are Now
Working together, KOA owners, the KOA home office, our partners and KOA campers raise funds for a single cause: to send children affected by cancer to medically supervised camps where they have a wonderful time in the great outdoors with other kids who understand what they’re going through. They do it all while receiving the treatments they need. Until cancer is a memory, Care Camps will continue to help these great kids make joyful memories of their own.