Our Mission.
Our Goals.

It's for the Kids!

Imagine a six year-old boy recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his right femur. Bone cancer, with the likelihood of amputation, a long series of chemotherapy treatments and hospitalization. For this boy his entire world changes in a blink of an eye. A flood of thoughts fill his head, and his biggest concern is if ‘I will be able to play like a normal kid again’. Over thirty years ago Camp Esperanza directed its mission and goals to focus on this exact scenario. How can we help kids with cancer feel normal again? How can we help them believe in themselves and show them there’s still fun to be had, friends to be made and walls to be climbed?
Did you know? More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease. In fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.
Providing kids with cancer a week of fun and friendship while building confidence and inspiring hope.
Camp Esperanza’s goal is to offer kids a week of camp to play and to explore for the sole purpose of allowing them the opportunity to discover their new selves with cancer and to realize just how normal they still can be. Campers will share stories with others on the journey of fighting cancer while building friendships and encouraging one another in the midst of joy and laughter.