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Camps and Wish Granting Organizations

Originally published on November 11, 2009
Most recently updated on January 22, 2014
The following are camps and wish granting resources that are offered to pediatric cancer survivors and their families.


(406) 549-5987 
Camp Mak-a-Dream offers a cost free, medically supervised retreat in Montana to children and families affected by cancer.  There are diagnosis and age specific weeks including a kid's camp, a parents retreat, sibling retreat, young adult retreat for a general cancer diagnosis as well as the Heads Up Conference (HUC) and Teen HUC for young adults and teens diagnosed with brain tumors.
(404) 661-5723
COCA-I is a one stop resource that offers information on many of the camps that are offered for children and families affected by cancer.
(312) 924-4220
Through the COS One Step programs,they offer camp experiences and other educational and excursion programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids.
(908) 362-6733
Located in Hardwick, NJ, Happiness is Camping offers a camp experience for children and families of children affected by cancer from the ages of 6-15.  CBTF offers two annual camps here, the Family Camp in June and the Just Us Dad and Survivor Camp in October. Contact for more information on either of these camps.
CWFI grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses.
(800) 456-7556
Dream Factory grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children from the ages of three through eighteen.
(805) 564-2131
The Dream Foundation is the nation's first and largest wish-granting organizations for adults facing a life threatening illness.
(310) 204-5683
FAMOUS FONE FRIENDS (FFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by a group of I.A.T.S.E. Studio Teachers. It is comprised entirely of volunteers whose purpose is to connect seriously ill and hospitalized children with celebrities through phone calls and customized videos.
Kids Wish Network is an international charitable organization dedicated to "infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations."
(800) 722-WISH (9476)
Make-a-Wish grants wishes to children suffering from life threatening diseases and conditions.
The Marty Lyons Foundation  fulfills the special wishes of children chronologically aged 3-17 years old, who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life threatening illness by providing and arranging special wish requests.
(800) 486-WISH
A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.




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