Mission: “The Gales Creek Camp Foundation is dedicated to providing camp experiences for children, youth and families directly affected by Type I diabetes. We are committed to fostering the transition toward independence by integrating the management of diabetes with social and life skills.”
-$350 for a week at camp (includes all blood-sugar testing supplies and insulin some scholarship available). Provides camp experiences for children, youth, and families directly affected by Type I diabetes. Campers learn that they can live active, satisfying lives while managing their diabetes.
6975 SW Sandburg St., Suite 105 Portland, OR 97223
T: (503)968-CAMP (2267)
Year Established: 1952
Mission: “Camp UKANDU is a planned “outrageously fun” camping experience for young people who are living with cancer. It gives these kids an opportunity to play outdoors, explore their talents, socialize with other kids, and receive the advocacy they need to feel safe, secure, and very happy. Attendance for children is free, thanks to generous donations of time by our fantastic staff and dollars from our many donors.”
-Week long camp for children living with cancer. Campers enjoy arts, crafts, weaving, boating, fishing, swimming, field games, beach play, and archery – all under the care of specially trained adult staff and 24-hour medical specialists. Siblings are welcome to attend.
0330 SW Curry St. Portland, OR 97201
Year Established: 1986
Mission: “Camp Millennium is a summer camp for kids dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It is a time for them to be themselves and to share in a variety of summer camp activities, such as hiking, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, music and many other surprises. The goal of this week-long adventure is to provide these children with a camping experience that can be extended into their everyday lives.”
-Week long summer camp for kids with cancer that includes swimming, horseback riding,arts, crafts, hiking, campfires, and many other activities.
-Must be from Oregon
2876 Diamond Lake Boulevard
Roseburg, OR 97470
Year Established: 2003
Mission: “The importance of Camp is to provide opportunities for families to connect with others who have the same questions about their childhood cancer challenges. In addition, Family Camp provides a special camp experience so that not only is the child with cancer provided a fun-filled weekend of traditional camping fun, recreation and activities, but the parents and siblings can enjoy a weekend where the worries of treatments and associated struggles are left behind. It is an invaluable opportunity to share experiences, play and laugh together, and simply forget about the stress that childhood cancer has brought to their lives.”
-Labor Day weekend family camp that includes horseback riding, swimming, campfires, arts, and crafts, rock climbing wall, go-carts, and more.
3850 County Farm Rd. Eugene, OR 97408
Year Established: 1977
Mission: “Camp Erin allows a grieving child to be with other children who have similar feelings. It is such a relief for them to know that they are not alone.”
Resources Provided: Bereavement camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced a death of a parent or loved one. Weekend camps are filled with traditional camp activities, as well as grief education and emotional support. Offered free of charge.
Year Established: 2000
Mission: “The camp programing and activities are carefully planned. Each activity is designed to encourage family bonding, to include children of all ages along with their parents. Consideration is given to cancer kid’s low immunity, allergies, and safety for all ages. The goal is to create safe, positive & happy family memories.”
-Free 5 day camp at the beginning of August that includes arts, crafts, campfires, swimming, food, and fun activities for families affected by cancer.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503) 234-0468
Year Established: 1997
Mission: “Candlelighters provides frontline assistance to families of cancer patients, ages 0-21, as they battle the emotional stresses of their experiences. The connections made with other members who have been through it all and know how to help is tremendously supportive. Meetings, personal assistance and activities for families provide the outlets needed to share the fear and frustrations caused by childhood cancer.”
- Bi-Monthly newsletter and access to our website
- College scholarships to cancer survivors
- Emergency financial support
- Food pantry and Snack Cart at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
- Monthly activities for the whole family
- Quarterly support group meetings for families and children facilitated by trained professionals
- Outreach to newly diagnosed families
- Pediatric Cancer Resources
- Summer family camp
- Tickets to area sporting/entertainment events
- Toys for children at Randall and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
- Bereavement support services
- Monthly catered meals for in-patients and their families at Emanuel and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
Year Established: 1977
Mission: Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon inspires girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Our gender-specific programs and research-based curricula provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future.
-Girls Groups–offered at school and community sites across the greater Portland area for girls 8-18. Girls Groups meet for three 8-week terms over the school year. Each term Girls Groups cover one of our Girls Inc. curricula with their Girls Guides.
-Girls Take Off!–Rock Climbing, snow shoeing, roller derby and sailing are just a few of the adventures Girl Inc. girls can have participating in our monthly adventure series, Girls Take Off!
-Girls Council–Girls Council Girls area appointed representatives of all Girls Inc. Girls. The Girls Council serves as advisors and spokeswomen for Girls Inc. of NW Oregon and serves for a 1-year term. Meet the Girls Council.
-Trainings–trainings offered for adults and children.
-Summer Programs–week long Girl Power camps in partnership with YWCA of Greater Portland. Counselors lead activities from our Allies in Action program and girls get to put their new skills into action on daily afternoon adventures.
-Communicare–designed to teach young girls about philanthropy.
-Create meaningful, supportive peer groups that encourage female solidarity
-Grow self-esteem that carries over to home, school, and the community
-Develop sound decision-making and communication skills
-Assert themselves as confident individuals throughout their lives
-Build key leadership skills and strong work ethics
4800 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 309
Portland, OR 97239
Year Established: 1864