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 35 programs for Chronic/Serious/Life Threatening Illnesses-Children.

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Program Name Summary Accepts Campers From Location
Aspen Summer Adventure Week-long program for children ages 8-14 living with cancer or another life threatening illness. National Colorado
Camp Cartwheel Outdoor three-night camp experience for children and teens with cancer or other critical illnesses and their siblings. National Nevada
Camp Holiday Trails - Session 1 A camp partnership with Camp Holiday Trails for children with epilepsy. Also, it is a camp where children with special medical needs and chronic illness come to have fun, challenge themselves, take safe risks and learn to manage their healthcare. National Virginia
Camp Korey Offers week-long summer camp sessions free of charge for children ages 7-17 and their families living with serious and life-threatening illnesses. National Washington
Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe Summer camp for children with serious illnesses and their families. National Massachusetts
Camp River Run Four-day summer camp for children ages 7-17 coping with medical issues or life threatening illnesses. National Idaho
Camp Simcha Special Kosher two-week overnight camp for children and teens age 8-17 with debilitating chronic conditions. National New York
Camp Sunshine Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness. National Maine
Children's Harbor A week long camp for seriously ill children and their families to provide camping and adventure experiences in a safe and supportive setting. National Alabama
Dream Street Kids Camp Dream Street provides camping programs for children, ages 4-14, with chronic and life threatening illnesses. National California
Hospitality House Family Retreats Year-round vacation retreats for families who have children battling life threatening or terminal illnesses. National Michigan
Magic Moments Family Camp 3-day weekend camp for children 4-18 who have chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families National Alabama
Serious Illness and Special Needs Camp Christian-based organization that provides families hunting and fishing opportunities along with spiritual influence offered through outdoor activities. National Alabama
The Way Outfitters A variety of adventure activities may be selected based on interests of the applicants. The Adventure trips will generally consist of two or three days of activities. National Texas
Camp Arroyo Serves children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities from Northern California. California; Northern California California
Camp Kindle Day Camp Summer day camp for children ages 7-12 with special needs, chronic illnesses, and other life challenges. California; Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas 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 - Adaptive Winter Sports Program Adaptive winter sports program serving children ages 6-16 with life-threatening illnesses. Massachusetts
Connecticut
Vermont
Maine
Rhode Island
New Jersey
New York
New Hampshire
New York
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
Hero's Journey Week-long summer camp for teens 15+ who have aged out of the traditional summer camp, diagnosed with cancer, a serious blood disease, acquired or hereditary immune disorder, or metabolic disease and their siblings. Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Vermont
Maine
Rhode Island
Connecticut
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Week-long summer camp for children 7-15 diagnosed with cancer, a serious blood disease, acquired or hereditary immune disorder, or metabolic disease and their siblings. Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Vermont
Maine
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Weekend Family Program Weekend camp for children 5-15 diagnosed with cancer, a serious blood disease, acquired or hereditary immune disorder, or metabolic disease and their families. Connecticut
Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Vermont
Maine
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Dream Oaks Camp Camps for children with physical and developmental disabilities and serious illnesses ages 7-17. Florida Florida
Summer Camp - Camp Boggy Creek Week-long summer camp specifically designed for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses ages 7-16. Florida Florida
Year Round Camp - Camp Boggy Creek A permanent year round camp for seriously ill children ages 7-16 with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Florida Florida
Camp Twin Lakes - Will-A-Way A network of camps providing life-changing programs to Georgia's kids with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges. Georgia Georgia
Camp High Hopes Program offers year-round camp sessions for youths and adults diagnosed with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Iowa
Nebraska
South Dakota
Iowa
Day Camp: The Wonderful World of Animals 4-day camp for children affected by serious or chronic physical illness (either their own or that of a loved one) ages 5-12. Kansas Kansas
New Jersey Wave Overnight summer camp for children ages 8 to 18 or who may still be in school. Also, who have medical needs such as medical ventilation, tracheas, feeding tubes or help with daily care. New Jersey New Jersey
Legacy Retreats Providing families with children under 18 with a parent who has a life-threatening illness a worry- and cost-free vacation. North Carolina North Carolina
Flying Horse Farms Weekend family camp that offers two sessions (Spring & Fall), for children ages 7-15, diagnosed with serious illnesses and their immediate family members. Ohio 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 Camp offers individuals with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses four 6-day sessions for 7-15 year olds, two 6-day sessions for teenagers ages 16-20 and a 4-day camp for young adults ages 21-25. South Carolina South Carolina
Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children Weekend retreats for children with chronic illnesses and special needs ages 3-22 and their families. Texas Texas
Stanley Stamm Summer Camp A week-long sleepover camp for children with serious illnesses ages 6-14 who have been patients at Seattle Children's Hospital as an inpatient or outpatient. Washington Washington