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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Various Recreational Activities
Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Counselors at Camp Esperanza are volunteers from all walks of life - doctors, nurses, lawyers, homemakers, business leaders - adults who give one week each summer to help make kids happy. Some have had cancer themselves. Camp is also staffed by physicians and nurses from Children's Medical Center who are familiar with the children and their individual health needs. There are no paid staff or employees.

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 6 to 15

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Esperanza is a unique summer camping experience for children between the ages of 6 and 15 who currently have cancer or have been treated for cancer at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. During the one-week camp, kids can just be kids, while still maintaining their medical and health care needs. "Esperanza", the Spanish word for "Hope", is what Camp is all about - giving and sharing Hope.

We provide an opportunity for pediatric oncology patients at Children's Medical Center of Dallas to forget cancer in a week of silly songs, campouts, fishing, challenges, horseback riding, crazy counselors, and fellow campers who often become lifetime friends.