Programs for

Camps and Programs

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.

Upcoming Programs for Patients
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Virtual visit

In-hospital

SLICE (Special Love’s In-hospital Camp Experience) provides kids with a taste of the camp fun even when they’re stuck in the hospital. Children in treatment get a brief break from the doctors and nurses to make all kinds of fun arts & crafts, while their parents learn about the many programs and services Special Love has to offer.

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Virtual

Since the COVID19 pandemic began, Special Love has been providing virtual programming each and every month to keep children and families connected and entertained. Programs included lots of fun, creative arts & crafts projects, dance and yoga, cooking, STEM and STEAM projects, woodworking, robotics, Halloween mask making, a Survivor: North Pole gameshow spoof, and a Thankful Tree project.

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Virtual Hangout

Scholarships

Each year, Special Love awards Kay/Moore Educational Scholarships to young adults who have undergone treatment for cancer and are now ready to move past their cancer journey, attend college and trade schools, and live out their dreams for a fruitful future.

Special Love’s young scholarship recipients have endured challenges and heartache during their treatments and move on with their lives by exhibiting great courage and strength. All have determined not to let cancer define them, or limit their futures.

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Next Program

Under 7 Family Day

  • April 22 10:00am - April 22 3:00pm
  • Frying Pan Park

A fun-filled day for cancer patients under the age of 7 and their immediate families. More information to come.

Upcoming Programs

Jun 2 2023

Young Adults Weekend (YAC)

  • June 2 - June 4
  • TBA

YAC is back and better than ever. Join us for a weekend of fun for cancer patients ages 18-25. More information to come.


Jun 18 2023

Summer Family Day

  • June 18
  • Smokey Glen Farm

All campers, past and present, and their immediate families are invited to join us to celebrate Special Love’s 40th anniversary. This will be a fun-packed day of reminiscing about the […]


Aug 13 2023

CAMP FANTASTIC

  • August 13 - August 19
  • TBA

We are planning to be back in-person for CAMP FANTASTIC this year. We have missed camp so much and we hope you have too. All cancer patients ages 7-17 (treated […]


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