Retreats, Camps & Recreational Programs for Chronic, Serious or Life Threatening Illnesses


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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.

There are 22 programs for Chronic, Serious or Life Threatening Illnesses.

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Program Name Summary Accepts Campers From Location
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
Camp River Run Summer camp for children ages 7-17 coping with medical issues or life threatening illnesses. National Idaho
Camp Sunshine Camp program offered year around for children and teens with life threatening illness and their families. National Maine
Camp Wonder Program provides a week-long camp for children ages 6-16 who are diagnosed with any skin disease from any US state. National California
Dream Street Kids Camp Dream Street provides camping programs for children, ages 4-24, with chronic and life threatening illnesses. National California
Dream Street Young Adult Camp Dream Street provides camping programs for young adults, ages 18-24, with chronic and life threatening illnesses. National Arizona
Junior Good Days Summer day camp for children ages 4 to 7 years old who have or had cancer or sickle cell anemia and for those who lost a parent or sibling with cancer. New York New York
Music Therapy: Next Step's SongStudio Music therapy program for young individuals living with a chronic life-threatening illness. National Massachusetts
Photography Session - Teens with Special Needs The Photography Workshop for high school students grades 9-12 with special needs. National California
Semper Fi Fund Kids Camps One week summer camp for at risk children who have a parent that has been wounded, injured or critically ill service member. National Throughout the US
Semper Fi Odyssey A six day holistic transition assistance retreat based on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual balance offered to injured and critically ill service members. National California
Teas Trail - Soaring Hawks A summer camp for individuals age 7-25 with developmental disabilities, chronic disease, blindness, or hearing impairments. National Missouri
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
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
New York
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Camp Twin Lakes - Will-A-Way Program provides an overnight camp experience to children diagnosed with special medical needs. Georgia Georgia
Camp High Hopes Program offers year-round camp sessions for youths and adults diagnosed with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Iowa
South Dakota
UM Rehab Adapted Sports Programs Year around therapeutic sports programs for individuals that have experienced a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or amputation with physical limitation. Maryland Maryland
Camp NOVA - Overnight Program Provides a week-long overnight camp for children and young adults, ages 12 and up, living with epilepsy and other developmental disabilities. 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
Summer Camps - RANGER CAMPS One week service learning program during the summer for teens ages 16 to 17 years old that inspires leadership and personal growth. Ohio Ohio
Camp Cavett Summer camp for children and teens ages 8 to 18 years old battling chronic and life threatening illness. Oklahoma Oklahoma
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