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Camp and Scholarship Resources for Kids with Cancer and Cancer Survivors

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Camps for kids with cancer and cancer survivors

Camps can be a great way for kids affected by cancer to participate in fun outdoor adventures, spend quality time with other kids with shared experiences and receive emotional support. Below is a list of camps in Colorado and other states that serve kids with cancer, cancer survivors and their families.

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Sibling Day Camp
    The Sibling Day Camp is a camp program at Children’s Colorado for siblings of patients receiving treatment at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

    Age range: 8 to 14 years old
    Cost: free
    Phone: 720-777-5617 or 720-777-5013
    Address: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, 13123 E 16th Ave., Aurora CO 80045
  • Camp Wapiyapi
    This camp provides a respite for children with cancer and their families through an annual week-long camp program that offers a safe and nurturing environment.

    Age range: 6 to 18 years old
    Cost: free
    Phone: 303-534-0883
    Address: 4200 E. 9th Ave., Box B147, Denver, CO 80262
  • Hope Mountain Camp
    The American Cancer Society offers a free summer camps for children with cancer (in treatment or remission) that provide a peer-supported place to become kids again see that they are not alone in their struggle.

    Age Range: 11 to 17 years old
    Cost: $20
    Phone: 800-ACS-2345
    Address: 2253 South Oneida St., Denver, CO 80224
  • Live By Living
    Live by Living is a non-profit in Colorado that offers guided outdoor adventures along the Denver area Front Range and in the central Colorado Rockies (hikes, ski tours, snowshoe tours and overnight trips to cozy cabins).

    Age range: all
    Cost: Day trips are free. Please contact camp for information about the cost for two-night trips.
    Phone: 303-808-2339
  • Sky High Hope Camp
    This is a special camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer, and their siblings, offering archery, arts and crafts, canoeing, hayrack riding, whitewater rafting and more.

    Age range: 8 to 18 years old
    Cost: free
    Phone: 720-412-0490
    Address: PO Box 5324, Greenwood Village, CO 80155
  • Camp Mak-A-Dream
    Camp Mak-A-Dream is a medically supervised, cost-free Montana experience in an intimate community setting for children, young adults and families affected by cancer.

    Age range: 8 to 18 years old
    Cost: free
    Phone: 406-549-5987
    Address: P.O. Box 1450, Missoula, Montana 59806
  • Roundup River Ranch
    This is a camp where kids with chronic and life-threatening illnesses can truly enjoy the joys of childhood.

    Age range: 7 to 17 years old
    Cost: free
    Phone: 970-524-2267
    Address: 8333 Colorado River Rd., Gypsum, CO 81637
  • Camp Courage
    Camp Courage is an outdoor camp located at the Balarat Outdoor Education Center in Jamestown, CO for children diagnosed with cancer that provides campers with experiences designed to promote coping skills to deal with the challenges of living with cancer.

    Age range: 10 to 15 years old
    Cost: free
    Phone: 720-424-2940
    Address: 1551 S. Monroe St., Denver CO, 80210
  • Nighthawk Ranch
    Nighthawk Ranch is a unique setting with traditional camp activities (archery, ropes course, camping, etc.) and ranching activities. The goal of the camp team is to help campers develop skills that will show them their many capabilities.

    Age range: 10 to 18 years old
    Cost: free
    Phone: 719-689-5634
    Address: 2980 County Rd. 102, P.O. Box 265, Guffey, CO 80820
  • Project Koru
    Project Koru enriches lives through community and the outdoors as a way to move forward after cancer.

    Cost: Contact Koru for information about cost.
    Phone: 904-441-0495
    Address: 216 Cascade Avenue, Ste. 222, Hood River, OR, 97031
  • Shining Stars
    This camp’s mission is to transform lives through year-round recreational and social programs for children and their families challenged with pediatric cancer or another life-threatening illness.

    Age range: 8 to 18 years old
    Cost: free
    Phone: 970-726-8009
    Address: 24 County Road 524, P.O. Box 730, Tabernash, CO 80478

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Scholarship resources for childhood cancer survivors

There are a variety of scholarship funds available to childhood cancer survivors. The following scholarship funds have no residency requirements for applicants: