"I started supporting Camp HOPE, because I wanted to help the St. Jude patients and their families. Camp HOPE is for ANY cancer or blood disorder patients throughout Illinois and the surrounding states." - Julie Locke

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 any cancer or blood disorder patients throughout Illinois and the surrounding states 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. At Camp HOPE, parents drop off their kids in the arms of doctors, nurses and staff that care for these types patients in the hosptial everyday. 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?

Any cancer or blood disorder patients throughout Illinois and the surrounding states 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!

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 2019

For 7 years, The Dax Foundation has given over $350,000 to send patients and their siblings to camp. Your support of our mission is greatly appreciated and creates lasting memories for many families. I believe these lasting memories are a very important part of the healing process for the whole family. 

 

 

Camp HOPE Wish List

CAMP HOPE WISH LIST

 

  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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