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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Various Recreational Activities
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 8 to 18

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Financial assistance is arranged for anyone unable to make the payment.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Organized by Little Red Door Cancer Agency in Indianapolis, Camp Little Red Door was the first camp in Indiana for pediatric cancer patients ages 8-18 and was only the second camp of its kind in the country when it was established in 1981.

The camp is unique in that one sibling per patient is invited to attend once all cancer patients who have applied have been accepted. The camp also maintains an experienced medical staff 24 hours a day, from the ranks of Riley Children�s Hospital.

Camp Little Red Door offers an environment free of stereotypes and full of opportunity to discuss the fears and anxieties that accompany a child�s cancer diagnosis with others who have been through similar experiences. Consequently, campers return year after year including one camper who recently celebrated his 11th year at camp.

After campers check-in and complete an entrance physical, an opening campfire sets the tone for a week filled with fun and lasting friendships. Breakfast each day is followed by two activity periods, lunch, cabin time, and two more activity periods. Dinner is followed by special activities, such as dances, games, etc., which are planned for the younger campers by camp counselors and a Leadership Group consisting of older, experienced campers.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency 1801 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202