This page is dedicated to Camp Challenge, a camp for kids with cancer.
Camp Challenge is a grass roots non-profit organization dedicated to giving ill children and their siblings ages 6 through 18 a summer camp experience. Camp is open to all children who reside in Louisiana and have a form of cancer and chronic hematological disorders. These children do not have to pay for camp, it is free for all campers.
Camp Challenge is funded by donations from individuals and companies. We also receive money from various organizations that put on fund-raisers for the soul purpose of funding camp. Camp just completed it's 18th year!
"The mission of Camp Challenge is to enrich the lives of young hematology/oncology patients including, but not limited to, cancer and sickle cell disorders, their siblings and survivors by creating a week-long camping experience at no cost. Our purpose is to provide a recreational environment that is memorable, fun, empowering, safe and medically sound to help them cope with the challenges of childhood diseases and prepare them for life after illness.
Camp Challenge is a one week overnight camp program for children. The program is overseen by the Board of Director’s of Camp Challenge, Inc. Camp Challenge, Inc. works year round to secure funding and meet the needs of the camp program as well as provide activities and events throughout the year.
We are accredited by the American Camping Association and work hard throughout the year to meet and maintain the many standards set forth by them to provide a quality camp program."
Our annual business meeting, which will take place Thursday, December 12 at 7pm. The location will be the Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA 70001.
As a reminder, to maintain security in your membership status, you are required to attend one of these meetings every two years. If you go two years without attending a business meeting, the board has the option to choose to revoke your membership.
Also, this year will be an election year. The nomination committee expects to have a ballot prepared by November 15th. It will be e-mailed to you, so please be on the lookout. With it will come the electoral procedures, which will include an option to vote by proxy.