About the Camp

The philosophy of Camp CARE from the beginning has been that a child with cancer is, first of all, a child. A child, like all children, needs laughter, friends and fresh air. These are the very things Camp CARE can provide.

Camp CARE is a non-profit 501C(3) organization, which services both Presbyterian Hospital and The Carolinas Medical Center, and relies entirely on donations. Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching funds program.

Camp CARE is committed to providing a camp, and other year round activities for children, ages 3-17, who have or have had cancer, and their families in the Charlotte-Metrolina area.

Within this foundation, Camp CARE hopes to:

  • To recognize that a child with cancer is first of all a child, who like all children, needs laughter, friends, and fresh air.
  • To provide a summer camp experience, at no cost to the family, through fund-raising efforts, for children with cancer, supervised by a trained volunteer staff, including medical personnel.
  • To provide opportunities for families of children with cancer to interact and develop coping skills.
  • To increase awareness in the community of the needs of children with cancer.