Our largest and arguably most exciting project, Camp Reach for the Sky (CR4TS) is a free summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. In 2014, The Seany Foundation will be taking over CR4TS from the American Cancer Society. Camp is a magical place where kids dealing with the stress of cancer can go to hang out and connect with other kids who truly understand what they are going through.
Camp Reach for the Sky is based in Southern California and is made up of three weeklong sessions. One session is for siblings of kids with cancer, another is a day camp for kids with cancer (residents) and siblings, and the last is an overnight camp for residents. The resident camp is fully equipped with medical staff and equipment so that all of the kids’ needs are met while at Camp.
The Seany Foundation first became involved with CR4TS in the summer of 2012, when TSF funded a special section of the camp called “Seany’s Corner.” Seany’s Corner allowed campers a chance to connect with peers and recharge their batteries before re-entering camp activities.
CR4TS is a particularly special program because it is so important to the kids who attend. Because cancer threatens their futures, the time they spend at Camp is invaluable. Although funding cuts are threatening to close down similar camps across the nation, The Seany Foundation is committed to keeping the doors to CR4TS open.