CAMP KEMOA cherished program for young patients and their siblings since 1980

At the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina, our most recognized program is CAMP KEMO, a week-long summer camp for patients with cancer, ages 5–18 and their siblings.

Staffed by our physicians, nurses and volunteers, CAMP KEMO allows campers to swim, boat, hike, and simply be children. The fun times at CAMP KEMO lay important groundwork for future treatment as participants learn to trust, respect and relate to one another. CAMP KEMO is completely funded by community donations.

Next camping session

June 12–17, 2017

Camp KEMO Programs is a member of COCA-I ( Children’s Oncology Camping Association, International), whose mission is to strengthen the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, advocacy, education and other resources. COCA-I camp members proudly served the needs of over 19,000 campers in 2013.

Of the 84 pediatric oncology camp members of COCA-I, Camp KEMO Programs is one of only 30 that have been awarded the Gold Ribbon Camp designation, an honor bestowed upon camps which demonstrate a high level of commitment to serving children with cancer and their families.

Click the button below to register for this year's session!



COCA-I Gold Ribbon



Interested in volunteering at CAMP KEMO? Click here to apply!

Call 803-434-3503 for more information.

To make a donation to CAMP KEMO, please click here.