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Camp Spotlight

June 12-16, 2017

Manship Theatre and Cancer Services present Camp Spotlight, a theatre camp for children affected by cancer. Children will sing, dance and have a great time while honing their acting skills. Campers will focus on these disciplines while working on a final performance with scenes and songs from some of their favorite musicalsLIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

Click here for a Camp Spotlight registration form.

Check out Cancer Services' social media sites to see pictures of Camp Spotlight 2016.

Camp Climb

June 26-30, 2017

Camp Climb is our summer day camp for children who have a parent or guardian currently in active cancer treatment or those who are up to three years post-active treatment. Campers must be between the ages of 6-12 to attend. This camp gives campers a therapeutic and fun filled camp experience with other kids in similar situations.  Campers enjoy varied activities, including rock climbing, laser tag, movies and more.  Additionally, kids are given the opportunity to develop age-appropriate, individualized coping skills and given emotional support to help with feelings associated with having a parent or guardian dealing with cancer. An application is required for each child.

Click here for a Camp Climb registration form. 

Check out Cancer Services' social media sites to see pictures of Camp Climb 2016.

Camp Care

July 17-21, 2017

Camp Care is our summer day camp for children currently in treatment and/or three years out of treatment or with a sibling in that situation. Campers must be between the ages of 5 to 13 to attend. Campers enjoy varied activities, including fishing, rock climbing, laser tag, movies and much more. An on-site nurse or doctor provides medical oversight while the children have fun in a safe environment. An application is required for each child.

Click here for a Camp Care registration form.

Check out Cancer Services' social media sites to see pictures of Camp Care 2016 or click here.

Camp Erin® South Louisiana

October 20-22, 2017

Camp Erin®, created and funded by The Moyer Foundation, is the largest nationwide network of free overnight bereavement camps for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. This camp gives campers a therapeutic and fun filled camp experience with other kids in similar situations.  Campers enjoy varied activities.  Additionally, kids are given the opportunity to develop age-appropriate, individualized coping skills and given emotional support to help with the grief associated with losing a loved one.  An application is required for each child.

As with all of Cancer Services' programs and services, camps are free of charge. For more information, please us at 225-927-2273.

Volunteer Counselors

Cancer Services is seeking volunteers for Camp Climb and Camp Care 2017. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. For more information and to apply, please click here.