Welcome To Special Days Camps! PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 March 2011 16:44

Special Days Camps offers activities of a "normal" camp, adapted to meet the special needs of our campers. Programs include all of the traditional elements of a camp; arts and crafts, swimming, horseback riding, boating and campfires. Campers are given the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop life skills as they move through our programs.

Our activities are intentionally designed to promote self-esteem, confidence, friendships, teamwork and leadership in a camp environment that is medically supervised and filled with support, understanding, fun and laughter. Developing these skills can help them successfully meet the challenges of treatment, school, work and family.

After attending Special Days, campers bring home more than just dirty laundry... they bring home unforgettable memories and long-lasting friendships. They bring home tales of tasks accomplished that before were thought of as unattainable. They come home feeling more confident in themselves and more secure with their illness. It is amazing how one week at Special Days Camps can truly make a difference in their lives!


Last Updated on Sunday, 18 September 2011 14:57
Winter Camp 2015 Photos PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 January 2014 22:36

Campers and staff are having a blast at Winter Camp 2015.

Check out photos from the weekend.


Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015 14:54
2015 Camp Dates PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 December 2009 20:57

Winter Camp 2015: Friday, January 23 - Sunday, January 25th

We are excited you may be interested in sending your child to camp this winter!  Applications are available to download from our website.  We expect to fill our programs this winter and possibly have a wait list for some age groups so encourage you fill out your application and return it as soon as possible.

Partners Summer Camp 2015: Sunday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 8th (siblings of children who have been diagnosed with cancer)

Special Days Summer Camp 2015: Saturday, August 8th - Saturday, August 15th (children who have been diagnosed with cancer)
  • Are you at least 19 years of age and interested in joining our volunteer staff?  Interested staff members may download an application on our website. Included in the application packet is information about the positions and opportunities available.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 20:16
Team Kendal Kids Sets New Reccord! PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 November 2014 14:03

Here's a picture from Team Lividini / Special Days Camp 2014 check presentation. Executive Director Jim Carey was joined by Dan and Sarah Lemieux and John and Heather Lividini. The check presentation was for $20,000, bringing them to a total of $30,000 this year!!! 

Team Kendal Kidz is dedicated to giving kids with cancer SMILES for today and HOPE for tomorrow.  SMILES sor today will come from sending children with cancer to Special Days Camps in Micihgan where kids can be kids again. 

HOPE for tomorrow will be in the research dollars donated to Children's Cancer Research Fund.  Donations go directly to the University of Minnesota's current use funds for pediatric cancer research. 

To learn more about our wonderful partner please visit their website at http://www.teamkendalkidz.org



Last Updated on Saturday, 01 November 2014 14:16
Partner Organizations PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 30 March 2014 17:36

Special Days Camps is proud to be partners with many wonderful organizations that service families that have been affected by childhood cancer.  For a full list please take a moment and look at the links we have provided to many local and national programs.  There are two specific organizations that we wish to highlight and we invite you to learn more about them by visiting their websites.

C.O.C.A.I.: In 1982, C.O.C.A., Children's Oncology Camps of America was founded by a dozen pioneer oncology camps including Special Days Camps.  Personnel from these twelve camps found the lives of children with cancer were immeasurably enhanced by camping.  Nothing their similar experiences, these visionary souls believed a forum should be created to share their ideas and experiences.  That forum known as C.O.C.A. currently consists of over 65 member camps from within the US, Canadian provinces and camps located as far away as New Zealand.  In 1996, C.O.C.A. officially changed it's name to Children's Oncology Camping Association, International, to incorporate the camps outside of the United States.  Each year C.O.C.A. recognizes it's members camps for excellence and we are proud to say that Special Days Camps has met all the requirements to be a Gold Member Camp and has received numerous awards for it's programming and volunteer recognition.

KOA Care Camps:  They say "yes" and more importantly they do something about it.  Their mission is to allow children to enjoy the joy, healing and freedom that comes from attending specialized summer camps where they can just be themselves. Surrounded by other kids they like to swim, go on hikes, sing songs and create memories that help them get through the tough times.  They heal physically and emotionally, and hope flourishes.  Each year Special Days Camps receives critical funding from KOA Care Camps and we invite you to make a difference by donating to them today.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 March 2014 19:14
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