Virtual Camp Happy
A NEW WAY TO SERVE
We Cancerve introduced Virtual Camp Happy starting June 2020 as a way to bring some of our most popular fun and enriching Camp Happy activities to children affiliated with organizations we traditionally service - homeless shelters and group homes - and as well as to any child looking for fun and enriching activities during the summer. In our inaugural year, we registered more than 80 children through our Virtual Camp Happy 2020!
Why we're still going virtual
CHILDREN NEED US
Certain critically-ill children, particularaly those with compromised immune systems, still find they require friends to remain socially distanced to give them a fighting chance of recovery or coping with their illnessses. Virtual Camp Happy is a way to offer a real camp experience to home-bound anda hospital-bound children, in particular. Our program can be enjoyed via our online resources including fun and enriching videos filmed by our Youth Camp Counselors!
Camp Happy's Beginning
Launched: Summer 2015
Camp Happy is a free, onsite summer enrichment day camp created by the We Cancerve Movement, Inc. that includes field trips to local places like dairy farms, movie theaters, swimming pools and equestrian centers! Camp Happy special guests come to us and host fun activities like dance, art and crafts, STEM activities, and fitness and health activities. What sets us apart from other summer camps: (1) our camp is created by youth for youth; (2) our Camp Counselors are between the ages of 12 and 18 and we plan and facilitate our entire summer camp program; (3) our Camp Counselors buddy up almost always 1-to-1 with our Happy Campers and (4) our camp doesn't cost parents a single penny! Our goal is to provide homeless and foster youth fun and enriching activities during the summer!
Welcome to Virtual Camp Happy
Hello Happy Campers!
We Cancerve's Camp Happy Camp Counselors designed daily schedules allows you to participate in our award-winning free summer enrichment day camp from wherever you are!
We won awards not because we're experts in instructional design and facilitation. Our camp is not even formally certified! It is, however, kid-approved.
For these reasons, we've worked closely with paid staff at local homeless shelters and a foster care group home for the past five years to more than 100 youth. Year after year, nonprofits have invited us back because we safely and responsibly make summer break fun for kids who need extra reasons to smile!
While our camp activities are designed with young people in mind, it is the responsibility of the adults who care for them to ensure the environments in which these activities are administered and monitored are safe, and that children are well supervised. The We Cancerve Movement, including its volunteer camp counselors, board of advisors, officers, directors, volunteers and all others involved, shall not assume or have any responsibility or liability for expenses, medical treatment or compensation for any provider negligence or injury that any child, dependent or ward may suffer during or resulting from participation in this program.
To gain access to our free, amazing summer schedules, an adult at least age 18 must consent to the following terms: