Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Student volunteers at the University of Minnesota currently organize the Minnesota summer camp. Camp is free for children whose parents have cancer and is held every summer with two one-week sessions. Similar camps are located in about thirty states including Wisconsin and Illinois. For more information national visit here : http://campkesem.org/
National phone referral: (260) 225-3736 (260-22-KESEM)
is operated by the Children’s Oncology Camp Foundation. It is a medically supervised, cost-free camp for children, teens, and young adults with cancer, and for siblings whose lives have been affected by cancer. Secluded and peaceful, Camp Mak-A-Dream is located in Gold Creek, Montana, just 65 miles east of Missoula.
Faith’s Lodge is a nonprofit organization located in northwestern Wisconsin that provides an opportunity for families with seriously ill children to retreat to the Northwoods for some fun and relaxation. To stay at Faith’s Lodge, each family must receive a referral from a member of its healthcare team, faith community, a mental health practitioner, or an approved support organization.
WISH FULFILLMENT ORGANIZATIONS
These organizations provide chronically or seriously ill children and their families the opportunity to have a dream come true. Wishes usually fall into one of three categories: trips, celebrity meetings, or a special item. Most organizations listed below grant wishes to children between the ages of 3 and 18; exceptions are noted on our listing below. It is important to let the child choose his or her wish, apart from the influence of others, because most organizations allow a child to have only one wish granted.
Rein In Sarcoma Foundation does not endorse any of the organizations listed, nor guarantee that individuals will qualify for the services they provide. Please contact each organization for their specific guidelines. Click here for a current listing of known wish fulfillment organizations.