CAMP KEMO believes that a week of summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings is a way of providing them with a positive childhood experience.
Through sharing this experience with children with the same concerns, it is hoped that each child will gain strength and support. The focus of activities and interactions will be to emphasize the positive abilities of each child, to help increase the child's self-esteem and to begin preparation for re-entry into the mainstream of life.
To provide a normal camping experience for children with cancer and their siblings
- Provide children with cancer an opportunity to spend time with other children like him/her
- Allow children with cancer a chance to experience independence and develop self confidence
- Repair and strengthen relationship between child and sibling
- Provide atmosphere for siblings of cancer patients to exchange fears and feelings
- Give parents a week of respite from the child with cancer 6. Provide opportunity for staff and patients to develop a different kind of relationship.