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

Family Day at KOA Williamsburg

  • May 21
  • KOA Williamsburg

Special Love is back to in-person programming and we’d love to see you at our first outdoor adventure, Family Day at KOA Williamsburg, on May 21st! We’ll have all the camp fun […]

Upcoming Programs

Jun 18 2022

Summer Celebration Day

  • June 18
  • Lake Fairfax Park

Join us for a fun-filled day at Lake Fairfax Park! We have fun activities planned throughout the day, including arts and crafts, fishing, paddle boats, and even a train ride! […]


Jul 12 2022

Summer Celebration Day at Smokey Glen Farm

  • July 12
  • Smokey Glen Farm

Join us for 1 or all 3 of our Summer Celebration Days in July! July 12th – Smokey Glen Farm July 14th – Burke Lake July 19th – KOA Williamsburg […]


Jul 14 2022

Summer Celebration Day at Burke Lake

  • July 14
  • Burke Lake

Join us for 1 or all 3 of our Summer Celebration Days in July! July 12th – Smokey Glen Farm July 14th – Burke Lake July 19th – KOA Williamsburg […]


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