We love to smile!

One week of camp adds up to a lot of smiles. Here’s our effort to show you just how fun it is. There’s a camera in hand at every event to capture the moments of play, laughter and friendship. Take a look at our slide show so you can see for yourself just how much fun we’re are having. Watch us climb, fish, paddle, swim, cook, sing, ride, paint and most of all…be silly

Camp Esperanza is a family of counselors and kids joining together for a week in July to celebrate life.

Enjoy the show!

Your dollars at work.


  • Will buy gummy worms for kids at fishing activity!


  • Will buy yummy snacks for kids at camp!


  • Will buy cold drinks for kids at camp!

3 days at camp!

  • Will send a kid to camp for 3 days!

1 week at camp!

  • Will send a kid to camp for 1 week!

Will you help?

We have 140 kids to send to camp each summer. Your donations go directly to fund summer camp and the teen retreats each year. The cost of providing a one week camping experience for each camper is $500.00. Can you send one kid to camp this summer? Or, perhaps help buy snacks for the kids? How about helping to buy thirst-quenching drinks for our hot summer afternoons out on the ropes course or out on the lake in a canoe?

You’ve read about the kids, you’ve seen photos of the incredible feats these campers accomplish at camp – please support them by making a donation. Every amount small or large will help. Remember, It’s for the Kids!

I have watched her grow from the first camp. The best part is knowing you guys have showed her that there is life outside of her cancer. Thank you.

Camper Parent

All through school, I was the kid who knew everyone. I was friends with all the popular kids, but was not really popular myself. I always felt that I was a little bit different, especially since it was hard to hide the physical scars and indications of my treatment. So, while I “fit in”, I did not really feel that I “fit”, except at camp. At camp, I was a rock star. Looking back, we were all rock stars at Camp Esperanza.

Former Camper

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
– Maya Angelou