Camps and Scholarships
This is a listing of camps for children and adults with specific diseases, and for children who have a parent or a family member with a specific disease. These are not necessarily free camps, or camps for financially needy children and families. But, some of these camps offer financial aid, so contact the individual camp for details. If you're looking for programs that provide general financial aid for camping or other activities, then go to the Disease Based Assistance area of NeedyMeds and search by the specific disease.
The programs listed in this database include camps for children with one specific disease, whole types of diseases (such as all types of cancers) or broader chronic diseases. Many of these camps are funded by either private or government organizations. Some camps take children from anywhere in the U.S., while others are limited to people in specific states. Most have some type of eligibility requirements, usually financial ones.
How to Search for Camps
The camps are sorted four ways:
This is a listing of scholarships that are offered for students with specific diseases. There are also some for students who have a parent or a family member with a specific disease. Most can be used at any school.
Some cover one specific disease, while others cover whole types of diseases (such as all types of cancers) or even all chronic diseases. Most have some type of eligibility requirements, usually financial ones.
How to Search for Scholarships
The scholarships are sorted three ways:
If you know of any other camps or scholarships not in our database, then send us the info so we can add it. You can fill out a Program Information form in three ways:
- Complete an ONLINE FORM
- Download an interactive PDF FORM to complete and mail.
- Download a WORD FORM to complete and mail.