Water balloon explosions. Tug of war. Late-night dancing. These activities bring renewal, vibrancy and healing to over 200 campers who spend a week at Camp Rainbow each year.
Since 1985, Camp Rainbow has been welcoming patients with cancer or a blood disorder into an experience among the pines, entirely free-of-charge. Some campers battled cancer years ago, and some are fighting it now, but the magic of Camp Rainbow is that it gives patients the same experiences as any other child going to summer camp—and more.
Watch now to see how Camp Rainbow heals spirits.
Camp Rainbow is made possible thanks to the support of MITER Foundation.
- “Camp is healing. It's something I look forward to, and I hope to keep coming back until forever.”ElizabethCamper, eight summers
- “At Camp Rainbow they can be kids—they can play and learn from each other. I heard one kid say to another, ‘Oh, you have a port too?’”Michael M. Henry, MDDJ “Drop the Mike,” physician, 17 summers
- “The kids cheer for each other. They're excited to try things they may never get a chance to do elsewhere. That's the camp environment.”TraceyVolunteer, 28 summers
Hundreds of children come to Phoenix Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders every year. Your support of CCBD allows us to provide the most advanced care with a compassionate touch.