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A Mother’s Rest Charitable Respite Foundation

A respite retreat for caregivers who care for people with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses.

  • Respite Stays
  • Well-being

National

32 W. Main St.
New Market, MD 21774

Website: amothersrest.org
Email: innkeeper@amothersrest.org

A Week Away

A Week Away finances and coordinates respite weeks for individuals and their loved ones who are dealing with a life-threatening illness — enabling them to find the peace and energy needed to continue fighting their disease.

  • Respite Stays
  • Well-being

Pennsylvania

941 Wheatland Ave, Suite B1
Lancaster, PA 17603

Website: aweekaway.org
Phone: 717-925-0966
Email: info@aweekaway.org

Active Heroes

Active Heroes Retreat Center is the first retreat in America designed by military families to help military families heal. You can sign up for scheduled camping dates with cookouts, hiking, archery range, Equine Therapy, cabin rentals and Disc golf.

  • Respite Stays
  • Group Experiences
  • Military/Veterans

Kentucky

1022 Ridgeview Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Website: activeheroes.org/
Phone: 502-277-9280
Email: info@activeheroes.org

Adams Camp

At Adam’s Camp, unique therapy and adventure programs are designed and delivered by dedicated therapists and counselors who help special needs children, youth and adults reach for the stars. These programs are combined with sibling and parent offerings that address the needs of the entire family.

  • Camps
  • Group Experiences

Colorado, California, Tennessee

56 Inverness Drive East, Ste. 250
Englewood, CO 80112

Website: adamscamp.org
Phone: 303-563-8290
Email: contact@adamscamp.org

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge communities offer a home away from home for people facing cancer and their caregivers when cancer treatment is far away.

  • Ongoing Basic Need Support

National

Headquarters:
3380 Chastain Meadows Pkwy NW, Suite 200
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Website: www.cancer.org/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge.html
Phone: 800-227-2345

Angel Foundation

Angel FoundationAngel Foundation™ is a Twin Cities-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide support to local adults with cancer and their families. For more than twenty years, our financial assistance, education, and emotional support programs have ensured that individuals and families have the resources they need throughout their cancer journey.

  • Financial Assistance
  • Education & Emotional Support

Minnesota

1155 Centre Pointe Drive, Ste. 7
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Website: mnangel.org
Phone: 612-627-9000
Email: info@mnangel.org

Angel on My Shoulder

Angel On My Shoulder is a cancer support foundation created in 1995 as a “Labor of Love” who provides support to those living with or affected by cancer in the most impactful and meaningful ways. They offer in-kind support for individuals and families living with or affected by cancer through granting special requests.

  • Respite Stays

Wisconsin

Saint Germain, WI 54558

Website: angelonmyshoulder.org
Email: info@angelonmyshoulder.org

Anna Schindler Foundation

The Anna Schindler Foundation provides emotional and financial support to families fighting childhood cancer in the Inland Northwest (WA, ID, MT, OR) while raising awareness of this disease.

  • Support Groups
  • Cancer
  • Children

Idaho Montana, Oregon,Washington

6700 S Stateline Rd.
Post Falls, ID 83854

Website: annaschindlerfoundation.org
Phone: 208-659-5440
Email: annaschindlerfoundation@gmail.com

B.I.G Love Cancer Care

B.I.G. Love Cancer Care’s core mission is to meet the most basic and urgent physical, emotional, and financial needs of pediatric oncology and hematology patients and their families.

  • Ongoing Basic Need Support

Texas

30111 Commons Park Drive
Huffman, TX 77336

Website: biglovecancercare.org
Phone: 888-522-7339
Email: admin@biglovecancercare.org

Base2Summit

B2S is a FREE survivorship program where we go in-depth with wellness, adventure, and connection. Young Adults living with cancer is the targeted participant.

  • Respite Stays
  • Well-being

Northern Michigan

PO Box 345
Washington Township, MI 48094

Website: cassiehinesshoescancer.org/base-2-summit
Phone: 586-322-0991
Email: info@cassiehinesshoescancer.org

Bluebird Cancer Retreats

Bluebird hosts five weekend retreats including offerings for newcomers, couples (a survivor and a caregiver), a reunion gathering and monthly support groups in Spring Lake/Grand Haven and Holland, including a Spanish speaking group. The dream – a dynamic, healing journey toward emotional and spiritual well-being for persons who experience cancer.

  • Respite Stays
  • Support Groups

Michigan

917 W. Savidge Street, Suite #37
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Website: bluebirdmi.org
Phone: 616-847-0839

Breast Friends

Breast Friends is a unique resource for women, their families and friends. We have created a community within our programs that helps minimize the fear and isolation of cancer; all while helping them celebrate the joys of life. Offering scheduled retreats that give women the tools they need to determine the direction of their new life and a blueprint to help them accomplish their new goals and vision.

  • Respite Stays
  • Well-being

Oregon

14050 SW Pacific Hwy Ste 101
Tigard, OR 97224

Website: breastfriends.org
Phone: 503-598-8048
Email: mail@breastfriends.org

Cabins for Cancer

Cabins for Cancer has access to dozens of luxury vacation homes and aims to provide over 100+ nights of relaxation and refuge for cancer patients and their loved ones each year. While we currently operate in Utah and Idaho, we are excited at the prospect of expanding to more communities and blessing the lives of many individuals in the years to come.

  • Respite Stays

Idaho, Utah

80 Green Canyon Road
St. Charles, ID 83272

Website: cabinsforcancer.org
Phone: 435-554-8237
Email: hello@cabinsforcancer.org

Camp CAMP – Respite Weekend Camp

CampRespite weekend camp in Center Point, Texas. Counselors and health care volunteers care for the needs of all campers, allowing families and caregivers time to recharge knowing that their camper is in a fun and safe environment.

  • Camps
  • Group Experiences
  • Children

Texas

PO Box 27086
San Antonio, TX 78227

Website: campcamp.org/campers/school-year/respite/
Phone: 210-671-5411
Email: campmail@campcamp.org

Camp Carefree

Since 1986, Camp Carefree in Stokesdale, NC, has provided a FREE, one-week camping experience for kids ages 6 to 16 with chronic illnesses, including cancer, Spina Bifida, epilepsy and more; also includes camps for well siblings of ill children, and a week for children with a sick parent.

  • Camps
  • Children

North Carolina

275 Carefree Lane
Stokesdale, NC 27357

Website: campcarefree.org
Phone: 336-427-0966
Email: directors@campcarefree.org

Camp Dream

Offering summer camp experiences that empower survivors and their families to live with and beyond cancer.

  • Camps
  • Respite Stays

Montana

PO Box 1450
Missoula, MT 59806

Website: campdream.org
Phone: 406-549-5987
Email: info@campdream.org

Camp Good Days

Offering residential camping programs for children and their families affected by cancer or sickle cell anemia.

  • Camps
  • Group Experiences
  • Children

New York

1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd
P.O. Box 665
Mendon, NY 14506

Website: campgooddays.org
Phone: 800-785-2135
Email: info@CampGoodDays.org

Camp Hobé

Camp Hobé offers psychosocial support for children with cancer and similarly-treated disorders and their families, through summer camps and family outings.

  • Camps
  • Group Experiences
  • Children

Utah, Idaho, Wyoming,Nevada

PO Box 520755
Salt Lake City, UT 84152

Website: camphobekids.org
Phone: 801-631-2742
Email: info@camphobekids.org

Camp Kesem

Offers free summer camps for children with a parent who has or has had cancer. The camps are held on college campuses throughout the United States and are organized and operated by a group of student leaders.

  • Camp
  • Children

National

440 N Barranca Avenue #2273
Covina, CA 91723

Website: campkesem.org
Phone: 253-736-3821
Email: support@kesem.org

Camp Out from Cancer

COFC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that sends camping themed care packages for an indoor camping adventure to children who are fighting cancer.

  • Well-being
  • Camps
  • Children

Illinois

Oswego, IL 60543

Website: campoutfromcancer.com
Email: info@campoutfromcancer.org

Camp Quality USA

Camp Quality hosts week-long overnight summer camps at 16+ locations in 13 states. Most locations offer additional year-round events including teen weekends, family overnights, sibling retreats, reunions, and much more.

  • Camp
  • Group Experiences
  • Children

National

5455 Gull Rd, STE D #246
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Website: campqualityusa.org
Phone: 501-249-2145
Email: Laura.Vaughn@campqualityusa.org

Camp Rainbow Gold

Camp Rainbow Gold offers oncology camps, sibling camps, family retreats, college scholarships, and a teen support group. Its programs are sustained by community fundraising, private donations and volunteer efforts.

  • Camps
  • Children

Idaho

1120 S. Five Mile Rd.
Boise, ID 83709

Website: camprainbowgold.org
Phone: 208-350-6435
Email: info@camprainbowgold.org

Camp Sunrise

Camp Sunrise offers cost-free camping experiences for children with cancer and their siblings.

  • Camps
  • Group Experiences

Maryland

16203 Corbett Village Lane
Monkton, MD 21111

Website: campsunrisemd.org
Email: contact@campsunrisemd.org

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine inspires hope in families affected by life-threatening childhood illness through our unique, supportive program at its beautiful campus on Maine’s Sebago Lake. Camp Sunshine’s program is offered year-round and has the distinction of having been designed to serve the entire family in a retreat model.

  • Support Groups
  • Children

Maine

35 Acadia Road
Casco, ME 04015

Website: campsunshine.org
Phone: 207-655-3800
Email: info@campsunshine.org

Cancer Support Community of Montana

Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to providing emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones, free of charge. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs, utilizing the Patient Active Concept, people affected by cancer can learn vital skills to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation, and restore hope–regardless of the stage of disease.

  • Support Groups
  • Group Experiences

National

102 S. 11th Ave.
Bozeman MT 59715

Website: cancersupportmontana.org
Phone: (406) 582-1600
Email: info@cancersupportmontana.org

Casting for Recovery

Envisions a future in which women with breast cancer at any stage of their journey receive emotional, physical, and social support through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.

  • Group Experiences
  • Females

National

109 East Oak Street, Ste 1G
Bozeman, MT 59715

Website: castingforrecovery.org
Phone: 888-553-3500
Email: info@castingforrecovery.org

Chai Lifeline

Chai Lifeline is an international support network, providing social, emotional, and practical assistance to children, families, and communities impacted by medical crises and trauma through a variety of year-round programs and services.

  • Support Groups
  • Camps

North America

151 W. 30th Street
New York, NY 10001

Website: chailifeline.org
Phone: 212-465-1300
Email: info@chailifeline.org

Childhood Cancer Connection

For over 40 years, Childhood Cancer Connection has created positive experiences for children and families affected by cancer and blood disorders in Southeast Texas.

  • Camp
  • Group Experiences
  • Children

Texas

P.O. Box 17176
Galveston, TX 77552

Website: rccamp.org
Phone: 409-795-1007
Email: cat@rccamp.org

Connect Thru Cancer

Connect Thru Cancer is a non-profit organization providing a variety of free cancer support services and resources to individuals and families living with a cancer diagnosis, giving respite to the cancer patient in treatment, and supporting their unique journey.

  • Support Groups
  • Well-being

Pennsylvania

535 N. Church St, Suite 209
West Chester, PA 19380

Website: https://connectthrucancer.org/about/our-mission/
Phone: 610-436-5555
Email: info@connectthroughcancer.org

Dempsey Center

Personalized care through counseling, support groups, nutrition, integrative therapies, movement and fitness, and more, at no cost.

  • Well-being
  • Support Groups

Maine

29 Lowell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Website: dempseycenter.org
Phone: 877-336-7287
Email: info@dempseycenter.org

Domus Pacis Family Respite

Offers opportunities to individuals and families in a challenging medical journey an enviroment that provides a peaceful surrounding for family members and caregivers.

  • Respite Stays

Colorado

PO Box 4424
Frisco, CO 80443

Website: domuspacis.org
Phone: 970-455-8928
Email: ken@domuspacis.org

Dream Foundation

A nationwide community of volunteers, hospices, healthcare organizations, commited individuals and corporate donors that support compassionate care for terminally-ill adults. The Dream offers inspiration. comfort and closure by providing end-of-life dreams.

  • Well-being
  • Ongoing Basic Need Support

National

1528 Chapala St. Suite 304
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Website: dreamfoundation.org
Phone: 888-437-3267
Email: info@dreamfoundation.org

Eagle Mount

Children and young adults aged 5 to 26, along with their families, can attend medically supervised camps that promote strength, wellness, fun, and freedom in an inspiring natural landscape.

  • Respite Stays
  • Group Experiences
  • Children

Montana

6901 Goldenstein Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715

Website: eaglemount.org/camp/big-sky-kids
Phone: 406-586-1781 ext. 103
Email: ksylvester@eaglemount.org

Epic Experience

Epic Experience’s pinnacle program is a free weeklong adventure camp in the Colorado Rockies. Throughout the week, as participants challenge themselves physically, find community with other survivors, and talk through fears and worries, they gain hope and return home with tools and support to help them live and thrive beyond cancer.

  • Group Experiences
  • Camps

Colorado

8795 Ralston Rd., Suite 108
Arvada, CO 80002

Website: epicexperience.org
Phone: 855-650-9907
Email: info@epicexperience.org

Faith’s Lodge

Faith’s Lodge provides a place where those coping with a death or medically complex condition of a child can find hope and strength. The long weekend retreats combine professional grief counseling, therapeutic experiences, and group activities that help families heal.

  • Respite Stays
  • Group Experiences

Wisconsin

505 Hwy 169 N Suite 245
Plymouth, MN 55411

Website: faithslodge.org
Phone: 612-825-2073
Email: info@faithslodge.org

First Descents

Offers free programs ensure empowering outdoor adventures, unforgettable settings, and essential connections to every young adult (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.

  • Group Experiences
  • Adults

Colorado

621 Kalamath Street, Ste. 175
Denver, CO 80204

Website: firstdescents.org
Phone: 303-945-2490
Email: info@firstdescents.org

For Pete’s Sake

Our cancer respite program includes two forms, the Travel Respite and Staycation Respite. Both experiences are transformative and address the emotional, psychosocial, financial, physical and spiritual trauma that families confront with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Respite Stays

Pennslyvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland

620 West Germantown Pike, Suite 250
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Website: takeabreakfromcancer.org
Phone: 267-708-0510
Email: Marci@takeabreakfromcancer.org

George Mark Children’s House

We offer parents periodic breaks from the non-stop physical and emotional responsibilities of home care for a child with challenging medical needs. While at George Mark for a respite stay, children receive quality individualized medical care, delicious home-cooked meals, lots of caring and attention from staff and volunteers, while participating in developmentally appropriate activities.

  • Respite Stays
  • Ongoing Basic Need Support
  • Children

California but helping other homes across the US get started.

2121 George Mark Lane
San Leandro, CA 94578

Website: georgemark.org
Phone: 510-346-1270
Email: khullr@georgemark.org

Golden Willow Retreat

Golden Willow Retreat is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy grieving by empowering people impacted by all forms of loss through therapeutic programming and professional development.

  • Respite Stays
  • Well-being

New Mexico

PO Box 569
Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513

Website: https://www.goldenwillowretreat.org/
Phone: 575-776-2024
Email: gwr@newmex.com

Happiness Is Camping

A free camp serving the families of children with cancer and sickle cell disease. HIC’s summer camp operates for four weeklong sessions each summer, and campers are eligible to attend any and all sessions depending on their doctor’s approval. The main goal is to simply lets kids with cancer and sickle cell be kids again.

  • Camps
  • Children

New Jersey

62 Sunset Lake Road
Hardwick, NJ 07825

Website: happinessiscamping.org
Phone: 908-362-6733
Email: rich@happinessiscamping.org

Health4Heroes

Serving in high risk operating environments can have lasting effects on the health and well-being of our nation’s military and first responders. To combat these effects, Health4Heroes provides a healthy & supportive community, affordable access to beneficial resources, and educational opportunities to increase knowledge around health & wellness topics.

  • Group Experiences
  • Well-being
  • Military/Veterans

Colorado

353 W. Drake Rd. Suite 140
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Website: health4heroes.org
Phone: 970-661-3553
Email: info@health4heroes.org

Hole in the Wall Gang

Creates ongoing camp connections that build a joy-filled, inclusive community where children and families are not alone in their challenges.

  • Camps
  • Support Groups
  • Children

CT, NY, PA, MA, RI, DE, NJ, New England

555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06278

Website: holeinthewallgang.org
Phone: 203-772-0522
Email: info@holeinthewallgang.org

Hope Cancer Retreat

At our retreat, guests have the opportunity to experience the comforts of home in a peaceful, secluded environment while still being in close proximity to the finest treatment facilities in the country.

  • Respite Stays

Texas

26904 Brentwood Road
Splendora, TX 77372

Website: hopecancerretreat.com
Phone: 281-689-3224
Email: hopecancerretreat@gmail.com

Hope Held By A Horse

A program in which you have the opportunity to experience the magic of horses and their ability to help you learn, grow, and heal.

  • Group Experiences
  • Support Groups

Colorado

7811 W Titan Road
Littleton, CO 80125

Website: Hopeheldbyahorse.org
Phone: 720-316-6178
Email: info@hopeheldbyahorse.org

Idaho2Fly

This Idaho based organization uses fly fishing and related activities to bring men with cancer and those who are in remission together to be supported and improve their outlook on life.

  • Group Experiences
  • Males

Idaho

PO Box 6363
Boise, ID 83707

Website: idaho2fly.org
Phone: 208-462-0402
Email: info@idaho2fly.org