BASE Camp provides a year-round series of programs for children, parents, and families facing the challenge of living with cancer, to help them through and along the journey. Read our full mission...
We collect non-perishable groceries, so that we can provide food for our families. You can help by donating food.
BASE Camp delivers meals every WEEKDAY to one of the two local hospitals, or one of the three outpatient clinics serving pediatric cancer patients.
Hundreds of children each year have a re-occurrence of cancer. Sadly, they are not eligible for another once-in-a-lifetime wish. BASE Camp created a program for those children called 2nd Wishes.
Milestone parties are requested by child-life or hospital/clinic staff to help children and families celebrate important MILESTONES along this journey. Milestones include END OF CHEMO!, patient's birthday, port surgery, sibling's birthday, or other events while the patient is in the hospital. BASE Camp brings the dessert and balloons!
BASE Camp coordinates Parent support groups in the hospitals, clinics, and local restaurants to help parents cope through treatment and with the loss of a child. The Parent Support Group is part of our American Childhood Cancer Organization affiliation, an International support group for parents of children with cancer. Locally, we have a free monthly meeting held at various locations where childcare is provided.
BASE Camp overnight camp is a ONE night monthly "camp" for children five to fifteen (5 to 15). We often combine an activity that the whole family is invited to attend - ALL AGES!! BASE Camp monthly OVERNIGHT CAMP is our main program, and our namesake. Like the encampments that are built as climbers climb mountains, we set up base camps locally to help the children stop, rest, eat, play, and gather with friends to gain the strength and encouragement to continue the journey and finish the climb!