Every year, Special Love welcomes hundreds of pediatric cancer patients, ages 7 to 17, to our camps and adventure programs. Each one provides time away from the hospital and its strict schedules, as well as the pain and isolation that come with cancer treatment. Programs are designed to provide a place to laugh, play, share with new and old friends, and even take a few healthy risks. A place where they can just be kids.Learn More
BRASS is designed specifically for the siblings of pediatric cancer patients, as well as bereaved siblings. BRASS offers them a place for open, honest dialog with other campers and counselors to ensure they too are enveloped in a strong support system where they can put the family trauma of cancer away to spend time being a kid, In an environment where the focus is completely on them. The importance BRASS plays in the siblings’ lives is significant; so much so that most camp counselors, as well as counselors-in-training, are former BRASS campers themselves.Learn More
Quality family time is one of the hardest things for a family to find when their child has cancer. They need that time to reconnect as a family, share some fun and laughter, and strengthen their bond during a stressful time. Special Love’s family programs are designed to do just that, by hosting opportunities throughout the year.Learn More
YAC is back! Patients and survivors ages 18-25 are invited to join us in Stafford, VA for a day of fun and relaxation. Join us for kayaking, paddle-boarding, nature walking, crafts, and lunch on us. More information on the location provided after sign-ups! Register here!
Join us for a day at the KOA filled with crafts, games, hiking, frisbee golf, good food, and hanging out on the giant spiderweb! Register here!
Join us for another fun Amazing Animals session with Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum! Save the date, more information to come!
Due to COVID19 restrictions, we will not be having week long camps this year. That means we are bringing the show on the road! Your donation helps us bring exciting day-long events to children with cancer and their families this summer!