Camp HOPE’s mission is to serve those affected by cancer, blood diseases and other catastrophic illnesses with free, in-person and medically safe camps and other support programs. These programs are designed to help heal the emotional wounds caused by these diseases with activities that build friendships, community, and confidence.
About Camp HOPE
Camp HOPE is available to kids ages 6-16 with a previous or current diagnosis of cancer or blood disorder. The camp provides help, hope and a special kind of healing for seriously ill children and their siblings – free of charge. Camp HOPE is dedicated to providing local cancer/blood disorder patients and their siblings with the opportunity to experience the joys of childhood and the feeling of just being a kid again. At Camp HOPE, sickness takes a backseat to creating lifelong friends and memories.
The camp, held in the summer at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center in Hudson, Illinois, is a five-day overnight camp in a medically safe environment staffed by oncology/hematology providers. The very same staff that know the kids and provide their treatment care for them throughout the week of camp.