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
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.Contact Dave Smith
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.Contact Dave Smith
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.
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, […]
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!