Vacations and Camps

By: Eileen Coan

There are many great vacation and camp experiences for those who are currently dealing with a diagnosis or lost someone to cancer. The below organizations are dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Camp Kesem, a free week of camp for kids who have a parent dealing with cancer,

Dream Foundation, 805-564-2131, Adult make-a-wish,

Karen Wellington Foundation, 7410 W Firelands Dr., Hudson, provides a spa/vacation for women with breast cancer

The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, treating families to WOW! Experiences®, giving children who will lose their Mom or Dad to cancer a timeout to create indispensable memories as a family… while they can.404.537.5253,

Rebecca's Gift provides healing family vacations after the death of a child, PO Box 450722,Westlake, OH 44145, (877) 677-6611

Camp Good Days - for children with cancer, children who have a parent or sibling with cancer and/or children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer, and programs for women and men who have or have had cancer. -several locations in New York,