Retreats, Camps & Recreational Programs for Chronic/Serious/Life Threatening Illnesses-Children

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Programs are listed in alphabetical order by program name by accepting campers from anywhere in the United States (National) first, then alphabetical by state. Click on the program name for details.

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Chronic, Serious or Life Threatening Illnesses  

There are 24 programs for Chronic/Serious/Life Threatening Illnesses-Children.

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Program Name Summary Accepts Campers From Location
Aspen Winter Games Provides 8-days of adaptive snowboard and ski recreation program for children that have an illness or disability, that includes those living with cancer or another life threatening illness. National
Colorado
Colorado
Camp Boggy Creek - Summer Camps Week-long summer camps designed for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses. Florida
National
Florida
Camp Courage A summer weekend camping retreat for families wherein one member is dealing with a brain tumor. National
New York
New York
Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe - Family Camp Summer camp for children 18 years old and younger with serious and/or life-threatening illnesses and their families. National
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Camp Simcha Special Two-week overnight camp for children and teens ages 8-17 years old with chronic illnesses and disabilities. National
New York
New York
Dream Street Kids Camp Dream Street provides camping programs for children, ages 4-24, with chronic and life threatening illnesses. National
California
California
First Descents Programs Program provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer or other serious health conditions. National
Colorado
Colorado
Harmony Program Therapeutic summer swim with the dolphins program for children with special needs. National
Florida
Florida
Hospitality House Family Retreats Year-round vacation retreats for families who have children battling life threatening or terminal illnesses. National
Michigan
Michigan
The Way Outfitters Children, youth or U. S. Military veterans that have a serious disability or a terminal illness. A variety of adventure activities may be selected based on interests of the applicants. National
Texas
Texas
The Painted Turtle - Family Weekends Family weekend program throughout the year for children and teens ages 7 to 16 years old with a chronic or life threatening illness and their families. California California
The Painted Turtle Outpost - In-Hospital Camp Painted Turtle Outpost is a program that brings a camp experience to hospitals or medical communities for children hospitalized and diagnosed with a chronic, serious or life threatening disease. California California
The Painted Turtle Outpost - Turtle Grams Camp The Painted Turtle Outpost offers the "Turtle-Grams" program to bring cheer, comfort and fun to previous campers 18 years old and younger who will be hospitalized or on bed rest for three days or more. California California
COPE Parent Programs Parent programs bring the healing power of Camp to parents and caregivers of children and teens with chronic or life threatening illnesses. Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Vermont
Maine
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Double H Ranch - Summer Camp Week-long summer residential camp program offers seven sessions serving children ages 6-16 with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. New York
New Jersey
Maine
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Vermont
New York
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp A special weekend for families in the rare disease community. Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Vermont
Maine
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Camp Boggy Creek - Virtual Family Retreat Weekends Virtual family weekend retreat for children, ages 5 to 16 years old with chronic or life threatening illnesses and their families. Florida Florida
Camp Twin Lakes - Will-A-Way Program provides an overnight camp experience to children diagnosed with special medical needs. Georgia Georgia
Fall Weekend Camps - Virtual Family Camps Virtual weekend family camp for children and teens ages 7 to 15 years old with a serious medical illness and their immediate family members. Ohio
Indiana
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Weekend Camp - Adolescent/Young Adult Weekend camp for teens and young adults with serious illnesses. Ohio
Indiana
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Woodlands Summer Camps Programs Week-long summer camp programs for children, adolescents, and adults with a disability or chronic illness, ages 6 and up. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Camp Burnt Gin Summer camp in for children, teens and young adults who have physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. South Carolina South Carolina
Camp Courage Camps for Kids is a Cook Children's program that offers patients and their families weekend camp retreats that are diagnosis specific at no cost to the family. Texas Texas
Stanley Stamm Summer Camp A week-long overnight camp for children with serious illnesses who have been patients at Seattle Children's Hospital as an inpatient or outpatient. Washington Washington