This is who we are.
What do we stand for? Why do we exist?
To answer in one word – HOPE. Hope for a bright and healthy future for children with cancer. Hope that their families receive the support that they need during a difficult time of their lives. And the hope that comes from making connections with others that know your journey, and say to you, “We’re in this together”.
Someday, cancer will be nothing more than a memory. Until that day, KOA Care Camps is here to bring hope, healing and outright fun for kids with cancer and their families. 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, KOA Care Camps will continue to help these great kids make joyful memories of their own.
Through its charitable fundraising efforts, KOA 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.
Children with cancer face hardships few of us can even imagine. That’s why KOA Care Camps is committed to giving every child who dreams of attending a medically supervised cancer camp the chance to do just that—free of charge.
Care Camps is dedicated to building outstanding relationships with camps offering medically supervised camping experiences to kids with cancer, providing the funds and support these camps need to continue their efforts today and in the future.
Working together for the cause, the KOA home office, KOA owners and KOA staff expects and fosters excellence in its people, its processes, its fundraising efforts and its support of medically supervised cancer camps. All that we do is focused on a single purpose: making dreams come true.
The stewardship over the funds contributed to and raised by Care Camps is something we take very seriously. We operate in a fiscally conservative manner to ensure that the money entrusted to our care will have the greatest financial impact on the camps we support.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE THESE CANCER CAMPS HELD ON KOA CAMPGROUNDS?
They are not, as KOA campgrounds do not have the facilities needed to offer specialized treatments and otherwise accommodate the unique needs of children with cancer.
ARE THE CANCER CAMPS YOU SUPPORT OWNED AND OPERATED BY KOA OR KOA CARE CAMPS?
The camps we support are not affiliated with either KOA or KOA Care Camps. Each is independently owned and operated.
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF DONATIONS MADE TO CARE CAMPS ARE USED FOR ADMINISTRATION?
Care Camps rates 4 out of 4 Stars based on Charity Navigator performance criteria. The charity receives funding from KOA Inc in the amount of $306,233 to off-set these costs and to provide additional donation revenue.
As a result 100% of the donations we receive from other sources such as KOA campgrounds, corporations, foundation and individuals goes directly to the kids at the cancer camps.
I KNOW A CHILD WITH CANCER. HOW CAN I FIND A CAMP FOR THEM TO ATTEND?
There are many exceptional camps eager to help a child you might know. We encourage you to review the camps we are currently supporting and contact those which are closest or of greatest interest to you.
I OWN A BUSINESS. HOW CAN I BECOME A KOA CARE CAMPS SPONSOR?
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about sponsoring or partnering with Care Camps. Please contact us for additional information.
I AM A DIRECTOR OF A CAMP PROVIDING SERVICES TO CHILDREN WITH CANCER. HOW DO I APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR MY CAMP OR CAMPERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND?
To apply for financial support for your specialty camp, please contact us.
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We cannot do the work we do without you. Every day, your support makes this possible. You make all the difference.
KOA Care Camps USA
2981 Ford St. Ext.
Ogdensburg, NY 13669-3474
Call Us: (800) 431-0513
KOA Care Camps Canada
609 Pittston Rd.
Cardinal, Ontario K0E 1E0