Mission of Camp Courage

Mission of Camp Courage:

Camp Courage provides psychosocial support in the form of recreational and educational programs for children, adolescents, and young adults living with cancer or a blood disorder, which allows them to share similar experiences with peers while participating in activities that promote normal development and encourages age appropriate coping with the challenges they face .  

Objectives of Camp Courage:


To support the psychosocial well-being of our children, teens, young adults living with cancer and blood disorders and their families by providing opportunities for:

  • Education about diagnoses treatments, and late effects.
  • Peer Support and friendship from those that truly understand what they are going through medically safe activities that support normal growth and development at all ages.
  • Increased control and independence when it seems it has all been taken away.
  • Teamwork and group interaction that builds working relationships and corporation.
  • Gaining self-esteem and confidence through goal setting and mastery.
  • Coping during times of crisis, relapse, or death of a friend, sibling, or child.
  • Camp Courage believes that all children, adolescents, and young adults require the same social, emotional, and physical opportunities for development regardless of their diagnosis.
  • Camp Courage’s summer program as well as year round events help to promote growth and independence through offering peer support, a least restrictive environment, teamwork, and individual choices.

 

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