Our mission: We are committed to provide opportunity and support to every child living with cancer, their families and communities regardless of their medical circumstances through ongoing quality recreational activities.
From the day camp is over, Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do campers are already looking forward to next summer�s week of fun�and normalcy. The campers have lived through cancer and the aftermath of physical and emotional concerns; they know they are just a little bit different from the other kids. Here at Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do, each camper experiences seven days of freedom and acceptance.
In the fellow cancer survivors, campers find friends who understand the disease, but rise above it, unhindered and able to do anything they want to do. Watcha-Wanna-Do? Do it all at camp!
Team building activities
Special Events: hot-air balloon rides, hayrides, canoe trips and more
After that list, we know the kids are excited at the possibility of spending a week away from home, or the hospital. But we want parents to know that camp is a home away from home, and is just as safe. All programs are medically supervised with pediatric oncology nurses present at all times.
When needed, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist is available and children may receive their medical treatment at camp as appropriate. All counselors and staff receive additional training to best meet the special needs of the cancer patients. As a concerned parent, rest and relax knowing your child is safe and protected. The campers are having a wonderful time making memories and creating a positive change in their outlook and attitude.
Camp programs are free to participants and held at YMCA Camp Potawotami, surrounded by woods, meadows, lowlands and Blackman Lake. The camp is offered for children ages 7 through high school graduation, and each camper is able to bring a sibling along for the week they are at camp.
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