Mission: Camp Happy Days’ mission is to offer support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing cost free year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. Our goal is to improve the physical, emotional and psychological health of the entire family facing pediatric cancer.
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CAMP HAPPY DAYS
This week long, flagship event is for children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings, ages 4-16. This powerful, life changing experience helps these children build self-esteem, courage, confidence and trust in an incredibly active, high energy environment created just for them.
An exciting, once in a lifetime, 5-day adventure for children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings, ages 11-16. During this time they will experience Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure and Sea World. This is a very important and special time for a special group of kids to bond and experience much of the fun that cancer stole from them.
A day outing designed for cancer children and siblings ages preschool to 3rd grade. During this time, parents and children engage in a fun activity with volunteers and summer camp counselors.
A very special, customized day or night created to make dreams come true for children struggling with their cancer treatments or are celebrating the end of treatment. The activities are geared toward the child’s interest.
Specifically designed for teenagers diagnosed with cancer, this program allows teens to interact with one another, share experiences, and enjoy fun unlike they can anywhere else. This program also shares a special partnership with the Medical university of South Carolinas’ Can-Teen Program, serving newly diagnosed teenagers.
Direct access to financial assistance and other resources are available to all families who are eligible.
A special weekend designed for the entire family. This invaluable opportunity is for parents to connect with others, where they learn, share and develop tools to cope with the stress and anxiety of their child’s cancer.
This day event is for all families who have had a child diagnosed with cancer. This is traditionally held in the spring and gives the children, siblings, and parents a chance to reconnect, share in a fun activity, eat lunch and bond with others who are going through a similar experience.
This festivity is an opportunity for all Camp Happy Days families to gather and celebrate the upcoming holidays. It’s a special time with a catered meal, arts and crafts, music, games, and a visit from Santa Claus.
Volunteers, donors and friends of Camp Happy Days join forces to adopt a family of a child diagnosed with cancer, helping the parents to fulfill their children’s Christmas wishes.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING
After being a camper until the age of 16 we have a special program for our former campers to become junior counselors. Campers will skip camp when they are 17 and be a part of the Counselor in Training program. The program focuses on team building, responsibility, leadership and team work skills. When these teens are 18 and 19 they are fully prepared to be junior counselors.
Follow-up After Cancer Treatment or F.A.C.T at the Medical University of South Carolina is therapy program for youth and young adult cancer survivors. Camp Happy Days provides a substantial and healthy meal for patients who must fast for 24 hours in preparation for medical tests and for families who have traveled a far distance. Nutritious meals are provided 24 times a year to over 350 pediatric cancer survivors.