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Camp Happy Days wouldn’t be what it is without the outstanding support from our community that is always growing. From being a camp volunteer to dedicating time to our special events that help fund programs, there is always a way to get involved with CHD.

Family Resources

Family Crisis Financial Assistance

During the first five years of diagnosis or relapse, the family has direct access to financial assistance with bills, food cards, fuel cards and other resources to help them through that time. Families are eligible to receive $1,000 each fiscal year.


Holidays

Holiday Festival

  • This festivity is an opportunity for all Camp Happy Days families to gather in December and celebrate the upcoming holidays. It’s a special time with a catered meal, arts and crafts, music, games, and a visit from Santa Claus.

Holiday Giving

  • Volunteers, donors, and friends of Camp Happy Days join forces to sponsor a family of a child diagnosed with cancer, helping the parents to fulfill their children’s Christmas wishes.


Hospital

Brain Tumor Clinic

  • Brain Tumor Clinic is a monthly outpatient visit at the Medical University of South Carolina for children who have recently finished treatment for a brain tumor. Camp Happy Days staff and volunteers provide healthy snack bags and spend the morning doing a fun activity with children and their siblings. Often, these appointments are many hours so having fun activities and good snack to enjoy helps families with the long wait times.

CHD Hospital Check-Up

  • Children can request a special visit from a Camp Happy Days team member during a hospital stay. The child can choose to receive a nice meal, make their favorite craft, play games, or have storytime.

Dream Dates

  • A special, customized day or night created to make dreams come true for children struggling with treatment or are celebrating the end of treatment. The activities are geared toward the child’s interests.

F.A.C.T. Clinic

  • Follow-up After Cancer Treatment (F.A.C.T Clinic) at the Medical University of South Carolina is a therapy program for youth and young adult cancer survivors. Camp Happy Days provides healthy snack bags and activity bags 24 times a year for patients and families who attend the clinic.

In-Hospital Programming

  • Once a month, Camp Happy Days staff and volunteers bring the CHD experience to the hospital! Camp Happy Days staff and volunteers spend the day at MUSC Shawn Jenkin’s Children’s Hospital.


One Day Events

Doodlebug Events & Activities

  • Outings and events designed for children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings ages 0-9 years old. During this time, parents and children engage in a fun activity with Camp Happy Days volunteers and staff members.

Family Day Events

  • This day's event is for all Camp Happy Days families. These events are held throughout the year and give children, siblings, and caretakers a chance to reconnect, share in a fun activity, eat lunch and bond with others who are going through a similar experience.

Family Reunion

  • This day's event is for all families who have had a child diagnosed with cancer. This is traditionally held in the spring and gives children, siblings, and parents a chance to reconnect, share in a fun activity, eat lunch and bond with others who are going through a similar experience.

Pre-teen Events & Activities

  • Outings and events for children ages 10-13. These events are held throughout the year and give children and their siblings the opportunity to reconnect, participate in fun therapeutic activities, and bond with other pre-teens who are going through a similar experience.


Overnight Events

Camp Happy Days Annual Camp

  • This weeklong, flagship event in Summerton, SC is for children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings, ages 4-16. This powerful, life changing experience helps children build self-esteem, courage, confidence, and trust in an incredibly active, high-energy environment designed just for them.

Family Camp Weekend

  • A special weekend designed for the entire family. This invaluable opportunity is for parents to connect with others, where they learn, share, and develop tools to cope with the stress and anxiety of their child’s diagnosis. Parents can come and see what fun their children have at camp.

Teen Weekends

  • Teen weekends are specifically designed for teenagers and their siblings ages 13-18. This program allows teens to interact with one another, share experiences, and engage in a variety of fun activities. Teen weekends are hosted twice a year, one in the fall and one in the spring.


Virtual Events

Virtual Programming

  • Since the pandemic, we have integrated a variety of virtual programming that is available to all of our Camp Happy Days children and families. Our virtual programs include Virtual Camp held once a year, Doodlebug Bedtime Stories (ages 0-9) held monthly, and Cabin Chats (ages 10-17) held monthly.

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Virtual Camp-CIAB

Date: June 13th- June 16th, 2022
Location: Virtual Event

We offer a virtual camp, sending camp activities to campers all over the state to accompany a week of online sessions, building connections in our usual camp spirit. Virtual camp allowed us to reach kids currently hospitalized for cancer treatment.

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Hope Rocks

Date: TBD
Location: TBD 

CHD's newest annual fundraising concert.

In-person Camp 

Date: July 2nd- July 9th, 2022
Location: Camp Bob Cooper

Camp is our flagship event that is held each year over the 4th of July week in Summerton, S.C. Camp is open to children with cancer and their siblings from ages 4 to 16, with a counselor-in-training program for 17-year-olds. 

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When it comes to pediatric cancer, we are here to serve the whole family. We provide services including financial assistance, bereavement support, and a guide to additional resources in the community.

The holidays can be tough on families and so we offer holiday assistance programs and get-togethers throughout the year as a way to share love and support with our families.

We offer one-on-one programs for campers in the hospital, support for hospital-based activities like F.A.C.T. Clinic and Brain Tumor Clinic, and support for families with a child in the hospital.  Campers in the hospital may also benefit from our virtual programs

Our Single Day events allow for our families to come together to meet and try new experiences as a family and community. These events can be age-based, set around a specific event or occasion.

Our overnight events include our trademark Camp, lock-ins, teen weekends, family weekend, and so much more for our kids and their siblings. With these events, we aim to empower the kids sense of independence, cultivate relationships, and give campers the opportunity to live life as a kid.

Our campers are located all across South Carolina and want to keep them connected year-round! Because of that, we host  calls and programs over zoom. These monthly programs and our annual virtual camp inspire new connections and give our campers a chance to meet others like them.