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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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

The Wonders of Weather Virtual Program

  • June 20 4:30pm - June 20 5:30pm
  • Virtual

Join us and our friends at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, as we discover the wonder of weather through hands-on weather activities and experiments! We’ll make instant snow, tornados in […]

Upcoming Programs

Aug 4 2024

Camp Fantastic 2024

  • August 4 - August 10
  • Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center

Camp Fantastic (for patients/survivors)  Our hallmark program is a week-long adventure for 7-17 patients and survivors who are within 5 years of treatment (or within 7 years of a bone […]


Sep 14 2024

Family Day at Williamsburg Campground

  • September 14
  • Williamsburg Campground

Join us for Family Day at the Williamsburg Campground. Arts and crafts, games, food, and fun for the whole family! More information to come.


Oct 11 2024

Octoberfest Weekend

  • October 11 - October 13
  • Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center

Hold onto your haunted hats, we’re going back to Camp Horizon for more fun at Octoberfest Family Weekend on October 11-13! We’ll have jack-o-lanterns, canoeing, haunted hikes, and spooky campfires + […]


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