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Greg and Brittany both work at Cook Children’s and one of the opportunities we have been able to participate in is camp.  We both feel that the different camp opportunities provided offer a great experience for children with medical diagnoses.  We hope you will consider donating to Camp for Kids in lieu of a gift.


What is Camps for Kids and why is it important?

Camps for Kids is a Cook Children's program that offers patients and families the opportunity to experience the power of camp. Patients get the opportunity to participate in ropes, archery, and pottery, receive medical education, and most importantly, build supportive, lasting relationships with others who shared similar life experiences. We know that due to medical challenges, many of our patients would not have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp experiences without Camps for Kids. That’s why we hope you will consider donating to Camps for Kids so more patients are able to participate in this camp opportunity in a safe and nurturing environment, at no cost to the family.

Camps for Kids offers several diagnosis-specific weeklong summer camps as well as many weekend retreats for families and teens throughout the fall and spring. The money received by Camps for Kids will be used specifically for Camp Broncho and Camp Kindred.  Greg and Brittany have both attended Camp Kindred for the last two years.  Camp Kindred is a weekend camp for siblings of cystic fibrosis patients that allows campers to build therapeutic relationships with other siblings with similar stressors.  Brittany has attended Camp Broncho for the last three years.  Camp Broncho is a week long summer camp for children with asthma to experience camp and learn a more an active role in taking care of their own asthma. 


Having volunteered and worked at both of these camps we have been able to see firsthand the impact camp has on these children.  It is so amazing to see kids make connections with other kids who are experiencing the same things.  Those relationships can impact the way a child views themselves and others around them.  One of my favorite things is when I hear a child say “I can’t wait for next year!"

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