Help Send a Kid With Cancer to Camp!
Camp One Step
We are looking for volunteers that are interested in helping our mission of making sure that kids with cancer can have amazing experiences at camp. We have volunteer opportunities for those that may not be able to commit to volunteering for the entire duration of a One Step Camp Program.
Maybe you can volunteer a few hours helping out at an event or a fundraiser. Maybe you can help run a water station for a marathon or 5K. We need the support of a variety of volunteers for the different roles that we have avaliable.
If you are interested and available, contact us!
About Camp One Step
213 W Institute Place, Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60610, US
Through the magic of childhood experiences, we help kids diagnosed with cancer reclaim their lives. Our programs offer participants: diversion from their illness opportunities for success and control friendship and unconditional acceptance from those who understand information, answers and validation reasons to adopt a positive, "fighting" attitude something to look forward to memories that comfort hope for the future
Dr. Edward Baum, a pediatric oncologist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, founded Children's Oncology Services, Inc., in 1978. Dr. Baum recognized that the isolation from school, activities and peers was having negative social and developmental consequences for his patients. With the help of friends and colleagues, Dr. Baum created COSI. The first summer, he and 14 volunteers welcomed 40 children with cancer to a life-changing week of hope, strength and support.
Today, COS continues to be volunteer-driven, relying on more than 350 volunteers (including many former campers), an active Board of Directors and a four-person professional staff to plan and operate a wide portfolio of camping, recreational and educational programs for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer. From the popular two-week Summer Camp, which now serves nearly 300 children, to skiing excursions and education programs, COS is a leader in providing empowering and fun experiences to young people facing cancer