We are so excited for our first EVER Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky Family Camp to commence in just a few short weeks!
A little about this camp:
Historically, our camper population has included pediatric oncology patients ages 4 to 17 years old and their siblings. Our goal at Camp is to give all kids coping with cancer the chance to be kids—an experience often taken away or put on hold by the disease. Even though the emphasis is on having fun, campers often informally and organically share their concerns and experiences with each other. Seany’s Family Camp will give 20 families the opportunity to spend quality time together as a family, as well as find comfort and normalcy with their situation by meeting other families facing similar challenges. Unlike other family camps, Seany’s Family Camp will focus on the emotional needs of the otherwise healthy child, helping to support his or her struggle to understand and thrive alongside the parent’s life-threatening illness.
Staying true to The Seany Foundation’s mission, Family Camp’s primary focus will remain on the children within these families. The main objective of this camping session is to give these kids the opportunity to casually meet other kids who also have a parent diagnosed with cancer. Camp is a highly supportive, confidential atmosphere that serves as safe haven for the children who attend. By partaking in Seany’s Family Camp, the children will learn that they are not alone and leave with the understanding that they are just regular kids who happen to be dealing with some special problems.
Seany’s Family Camp is open to families who meet ALL of the following criteria:
Parent must be in active treatment (as opposed to supportive or palliative care) for cancer in the state of California
Parent in active treatment must be able to attend Seany’s Family Camp with his or her immediate family (spouse/partner of parent in active treatment for cancer and their children). Designated medical staff will be onsite to assist with general first aid
Parent must have at least one child between the ages of 4 and 17 years old in their immediate family
Parent must be able to self-administer any needed medications to self and family during the camping session
Parent or guardian planning to attend Seany’s Family Camp session must complete and return Registration Packet prior to being accepted (space is limited and need is high)
Parent or guardian must arrange for family’s transportation to and from the campsite, located in Julian, CA
Just a few of the activities participants of Seany’s Family Camp will look forward to include: Swimming, zip line, challenge course, rock-climbing wall, archery, hiking trails, game room, tree house & slide, basketball, tennis, meadow games, playgrounds, tetherball, horseshoes, music concerts, massages, manicures, catered meals, arts and crafts, and campfires. Activities are adjusted to meet the needs/health/strength challenges of all participants.
In partnership with the Sharp Healthcare system, our inaugural Family Camp will be limited to the families of the Sharp Healthcare System.