Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 16-21, 2015

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August 9-13, 2015

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August 2-7, 2015

Alex B. (s-y) Payton S. (p-y)

6 Things I Learned as an Oncology Camp Counselor

Camp VIP (Victory in Progress) is a special session held at Camp Courage for children with cancer or blood disorders and their siblings. Kids at these sessions get a much needed break from hospitals and treatments and spend a week just being kids.


Joy
ONE: By watching this group run and play and make new friends, you see that they are all still just kids. Their youthful innocence and enthusiasm is ever-present at camp.


Bravery
TWO: They are living through serious diagnoses, trusting their doctors and nurses to help them and coming to camp without their parents.


Resiliency
THREE: These kids have been stretched emotionally and physically with their own diagnosis, or dealing with a sibling’s illness. From outward appearances, you would hardly know this was a camp for children with challenges. They are amazingly positive and bounce back quickly from setbacks.


Medical Knowledge
FOUR: These kids know a lot more about medical procedures than a majority of the population. While some of us are confused during a routine doctor’s check-up, these kids know about medications, side effects and what they can do to help themselves or their siblings.


Community
FIVE: [...]