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Our mission is to provide magaical transforming fun to children living with serious illnesses and their families through year round, medically safe and cost free camping experiences.
We are a full member of the SeriousFun Children's Network which was founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman.
We provide magical and transformative camp experiences for children who are living with serious illnesses at no cost to their families.
Our children are living with cancer, sickle cell disease, heart disease, severe arithritis, severe asthma, kidney diease, and cranio-facial anamolies.
Camp for these children could be theri first chance at independance, being away from home for the first time with the opportunity to hike, swim, fish, canoe, tell jokes and laugh until theri bellies hurt with other children whose lives are similar. They leave camp with a new idenity no longer being the child who may not have hair because of their treatments but the child who hit the bulls eye, caught the most fish, or created a masterpiece in arts and crafts.