At Camp Hope, St. Jude patients and their siblings can enjoy being kids. Sickness takes a backseat to creating life-long friends and lasting memories!

Camp HOPE Campers & Volunteers Register here for 2019

What is Camp HOPE?

At Camp HOPE we provide Help, HOPE, and a very special kind of Healing for seriously ill children and their siblings… free of charge.  We are dedicated to providing our local St. Jude kids and their siblings with the opportunity to experience the joys of childhood and the feeling of just being a kid again. 

Camp HOPE is 5 day long over night camp. Camp HOPE where St. Jude parents drop off their kids in the arms of the staff that cares for them in the hosptial. All week long the St. Jude patients are taken care of by the staff the parents trust and see on a normal basis in the clinic. Our local St. Jude kids have been attending this camp over 30 years!!!! This action packed week is filled with amazing activites,fellowship, food, education and so much more! DID I MENTION IT"S FREE TO CAMPERS BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT! 

Who can attend?

St. Jude patients and one sibling ages 6-16 years old are invited.  If you are a former camper over the age of 16 and you are interested in leadership training, we have a program for you too.  Our LIT (Leader in Training) is a great opportunity for former campers age 17-19.  Participants in the LIT program will receive group leadership training and on-on-one mentoring.  Our LIT’s will have the opportunity to practice these skills working alongside counselors or program staff in our summer camp program.

What do we do at Camp HOPE?

The better question is, “what don’t we do at camp!!”    We will do all of the fun things you expect at camp such as boating, fishing, swimming, zip line, challenge course, target sports, cooking, singing, dancing crafts, horseback riding, and much, much, more.  We mix that with a lot of special visitors and special events that add up to a week full of craziness!

I'm a St. Jude family. How do I get signed up for Camp HOPE?

If you would like to attend Camp HOPE, just click on the registration link and get started.  Please note, if you are a sibling of a patient you will automatically be prompted to sign up for the waiting list as we will accept siblings of the youngest patients with higher priority. We hope to include all siblings but space for our camp is limited to 150 camper.  When prompted to do so, please fill out your full registration form as soon as possible to ensure a spot for your camper.  Please Note-If prompted to pay a fee, just “decline payment” as this is built into the system. Sign up for Camp HOPE 2019 will open in the begining of February! Check back then and click on the Register Now Link to get signed up! 

I'm interested in volunteering at Camp HOPE! 

You are an angel! Sign ups for voluteering will open at the begining of February! Check back then and click on the Register Now Link to get signed up! 


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Camp HOPE is a week long summer camp with some very special campers. For 7 years, The Dax Foundation has raised money to send St. Jude patients and their siblings to camp where they have a week of games, adventures and friendships with other campers.



Camp HOPE Wish List



Camp HOPE is a 5 day camp that our local St. Jude patients ages 6-16 and their sibling attend each summer.  We do many activities during the week and would love your help collecting these items. Check back for updated lists soon! 


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Camp HOPE 2018

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