Retreats, Camps & Recreational Programs
This database provides a list of retreats, camps and recreational programs for people of all ages — and their loved ones — that are living with specific conditions. Retreats and recreational programs can offer an escape from the challenges of day-to-day living with a disease and often much-needed support. In the camps group, there are certainly traditional ones — such as woody places with hiking for children — but many listings have a much broader definition of the term "camp" and include a much wider age group range. It is worth checking out. You may be able to find help for yourself and your family you never even knew was possible.
Simply search for a program through diagnosis for medical conditions, such as cancer, as well as non-medical conditions, such as social, emotional, psychological or educational issues or even bereavement, for example. You can also search by program name, a sponsoring organization or program location and narrow your parameter by utilizing the age filter, financial assistance or American Camp Association (ACA) Seal.
Please keep in mind that programs listed are not necessarily free or for financially needy children and families. However, some do offer financial aid, so use the Financial Assistance search or contact the individual program for details.
Search for Retreats, Camps & Recreational Programs:
- By Medical Condition/Diagnosis (specific conditions such as brain cancer or general categories like cancer)
- By Non-Medical Condition (social, emotional, psychological or educational issues and disabilities. This includes such categories as bereavement, bullying victims, family issues and children whose family has been or is in the Armed Forces).
- By All Conditions
- By Camp Name
- By Camp Sponsor
- By Camp Location
If you know of any other camps or retreats not in our database, send us the info so we can add it. You can fill out and submit the online Program Information form below:
Complete an Add a Program Information Form.
As of 05/03/2016, we have information on 1474 programs.