Your Donations at Work.
We always say we couldn’t do this without you. And it is more true today than ever.
While the number of kids diagnosed with cancer continues to grow, the cost of camp has risen to an average of $1,800 a week per child, creating an ever-increasing demand for funding. Through your support, and the support of our donors, volunteers, partners and alliances, we are able to ensure that the families of these campers will never receive a bill from any one of the 133 children’s oncology camps we help support. And that truly is because of each of you.
KOA Care Camps Annual Reports
Each year, we utilize the generous donations from supporters to run a free summer camping experience for children with cancer. The contributions cover all of the children’s expenses, which benefit the families very much. The KOA Care Camps Trust attempts to add 1-2 more campgrounds that support even more children yearly. We welcome you to explore our Annual Reports to discover more information about our wonderful program. Currently, the KOA Care Camps Trust extends across one hundred and twelve campgrounds all across the United States and Canada.
Last year alone, The Trust was able to raise over 1.4 million dollars in donations. These donations have allowed over 40,000 children with cancer to experience summer camping. KOA Care Camps is sure to always create a positive and constructive environment. During camp, the children are surrounded by friends of their age group, who have gone through similar experiences as they have gone through. Melissa Firmes-Ray put it perfectly with her Facebook post on November 16 when she said: “KOA Care Camps puts children first. They are helping kids coping with cancer, but they are also helping to build strong communities that will last and support these kids in the future. KOA is professional, prudent and work with nonprofits to do the best job possible. I am grateful for the assistance they have provided and the growth they’ve generated in the children’s oncology camping community. Go KOA!!” We appreciate the immense encouragement from every one of our supporters, and invite you to browse our annual report for more events and information on KOA Care Camps!