Here’s a list of summer camps that children affected by BCCNS may qualify for. Follow the links for more information.
- Camp Wonder– A summer camp for children with serious or fatal skin disease. Run by the Children’s Skin Disease Foundation.
- Camp Discovery – A week-long camp for children with chronic skin conditions. Sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/camp-discovery
- Victory Junction – A camp based in North Carolina for children with serious illnesses or chronic medical conditions.
- Hole in the Wall Gang Camp – Founded by Paul Newman, this summer camp and year-round center helps children with cancer, chronic illness, and other serious medical conditions.
- Camp Trillium – Operated by the Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre in Canada, this summer camp has two Ontario sites and operates day camps in ten other cities.
- Camp Simcha – A kosher overnight camp operated by the Chai Lifeline, located in New York.
- The Taylor Family Foundation – Supporting Camp Arroyo, the Taylor Family Foundation provides a summer camp for children with life-threatening or chronic illnesses in Northern California.
Spread the Sunshine
Founded by Marjorie Campbell of Tennessee, the “Spread the Sunshine” Program is BCCNS Life Support Network’s little way to connect members of the Network and let them know that they aren’t alone as they live with their condition. The Network sends out cards of all sorts, from birthday to get-well, from sympathy to Valentines, to help brighten the day for members all over.
If you want to be part of the fun and “spread a little sunshine,” or if you want to get a few golden rays in your own mailbox, let us know and we’ll help you get connected.
College-age people affected by cancer may qualify for a scholarship from Cancer for College, a 501(c)(3) charity founded by a two-time cancer survivor. Priority is given to residents of southern California, and giving in general is limited to residents of the United States attending school in the US or Puerto Rico.
Some local branches of the American Cancer Society also give out Youth Cancer Survivor scholarships. You can use their ZIP-Code finder for more information on local events.
The Foundation for Faces of Children also offers a scholarship to children with craniofacial conditions living in the New England area who are pursuing post-secondary education