Camp Care

July 19 – 23

Camp  Care 2021 will be a week-long virtual experience for children with cancer and their siblings ages 5-13. Campers will experience painting, STEM projects, martial arts, and more all led via video by community partners including the Knock Knock Museum and St. Joseph’s Academy. Each camper will receive a camp-in-a-box kit with all supplies needed!

Be sure to follow along by going to cancerservices.org/camps/camp-care/!

 

CAMP CLIMB

2021: stay tuned

Camp Climb is for children who have a parent or guardian currently in active cancer treatment or those who are up to three years post-active treatment. This camp gives attendees a therapeutic and fun filled camp experience with other families in similar situations.  Attendees enjoy a variety of activities like fun crafts, outdoor activities, and educational sessions for adults.  Additionally, kids are provided with the opportunity to develop age-appropriate, individualized coping skills and emotional support to help with feelings associated with having a parent or guardian dealing with cancer. It is truly a fun and empowering experience for the whole family! Families must have children ages 10+. An application is required for each attendee.

Want to be a camp counselor? Click here!

 

CAMP SPOTLIGHT

2021: Stay tuned

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

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

Want to be a camp counselor? Click here!

 

Camp Erin® South Louisiana

2021: Coming November 12th and 13th

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 participate in a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Additional services are offered to support the whole family outside of the camp weekend. Through a network of partnerships with bereavement programs in local communities across the US and Canada, Camp Erin brings hope and healing to thousands of children and families annually and is offered at no cost to families.

For more information on Camp Erin, click here or visit elunanetwork.org. The Camp Erin registration form can be accessed here.

 

STEM Camp

MULTIPLE SESSIONS*

Teens (ages 12+) that are impacted by cancer are invited to innovate, create, and operate cool technology in partnership with St. Joseph’s Academy’s STEM Lab! Campers who share an interest in STEM-related fields will work together to design their own projects, using computer software’s and cutting edge laser technology. This unique camp allows kids to socialize, focus on something extraordinary and have FUN! This 2-day camp occurs multiple times a year, please call for more information regarding our next camp. An application is required for each child.

*Call (225) 927-2273 for more information

Cancer Services is Here to Help!

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