Since 1986, Camp Carefree has provided a free, one week camping experience for youngsters from North Carolina and neighboring states with specific health problems and disabilities. Our program also includes camps for well siblings of children who are chronically ill or have a disability, and a week for those with a parent who has a disability or a serious medical condition.
The campground has accommodations for 120 campers, counselors and medical personnel and offer the same recreational and craft activities associated with most camping programs. The main difference in our camp involves the populations served and the residence of medical volunteers from UNC Hospitals, Moses Cone Health System, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and other area health facilities. These teams oversee the proper administration of medications and treatments that many of these campers require and assure the close monitoring of their physical conditions.
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