Camp Care

JULY 15-19, 2019

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.

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CAMP CLIMB

AUGUST 3, 2019

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 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. 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.

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CAMP SPOTLIGHT

JUNE 10-14, 2019

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 musicalsLIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

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Camp Erin® South Louisiana

SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2019

Camp Erin®, created and funded by Eluna (formerly known as 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.

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STEM Camp

MULTIPLE SESSIONS*

Teens (ages 12+) that are impacted by cancer are invited to innovate, create, and operate cool electronics 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

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