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Hope Camp – Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey Partnership with BBS Day Camp

Basking Ridge
Rising Grades 1 - 8
8/5 - 8/9
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Partner Program
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Camp Description

For families with children, a cancer diagnosis can be even more complex with the unique challenges of the child’s response to crisis during a critical stage in his/her development. We know that there is acute stress for parents and families, especially when parents work and one or both of them is either receiving cancer treatments or caring for a loved one or sibling with the disease. It is critical to the parents that they know their children are being cared for in a supportive and safe environment.

Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey has created a summer program in partnership with Pingry Big Blue Summer to provide a summer camp experience where kids can be kids in the face of cancer.  All campers will be granted the opportunity to attend Pingry Big Blue Summer Day Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by an immersion into the world of CSCCNJ through Hope Camp from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This summertime program is an extension of our regular monthly social programming, designed to provide a free-of-charge therapeutic intervention where kids will have fun while supported by our staff of mental health professionals.

Date

August 5 – 8

Lunch

Lunch is included!

Camp Credentials

  • This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association!

Drop-0ff/Pick-Up Location

Bristol Gymnasium

What to Pack

For day camp, campers should pack a refillable water bottle, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bug spray (optional), and swim goggles (optional). Make sure you label everything!

What to Expect

Hope Camp is an opportunity for kids to be surrounded by peers impacted by cancer to normalize their experience, reduce isolation and most importantly to have FUN.

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