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Camp Cartwheel Virtual 2020

July 20 @ 10:00 am - July 25 @ 1:00 pm

JOIN US FOR CAMP CARTWHEEL VIRTUAL 2020!  Application due before June 12.

Camp Cartwheel Virtual 2020 Application

May 19, 2020

Dear Camp Cartwheel Campers, Volunteers, and Families

NVCCF has and will continue to be a beacon of HOPE and a source of strength to all the incredible families and adults that we so lovingly serve.  Within the 40 programs and services we provide our patients and families at no cost, one of our most impactful programs for our children is CAMP CARTWHEEL.  This amazing medically supervised program spans two weeks each summer and welcomes over 200 children and 150 generous volunteers has become and set the standard for summer camps for critically ill children, their siblings, and for children whose parents are diagnosed with cancer.  It is the longest running and largest camp in Nevada.

Due to COVID-19, camps all over the country have been affected.  We know how important CAMP CARTWHEEL is for our children who look forward to this experience each year with such excitement.  It’s great fun, but for many of our kids fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses it gives them hope, independence, feelings of triumph and the courage to carry on.  For their siblings and for children whose parents are diagnosed with cancer, it is an eye-opening experience to see they are not alone in the daily challenges they face.  The friends they see, perhaps only at camp and the relationships they create as well as the growth and self-confidence they feel is so very important.  Because of these reasons and more, we have explored many options to bring Camp Cartwheel to life in 2020.  Wherever it may be, Camp Cartwheel resonates in the hearts of all who have experienced it.

Most importantly, as we do each day, our decisions are to protect the well-being and safety of our children, volunteers, and staff members.  Therefore, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consulting our most amazing and knowledgeable camp doctors and nurses, we have come to the very difficult decision that we cannot hold Camp Cartwheel physically this year at our wonderful home of Torino Ranch.  We express our most sincere love and appreciation to Brett Torino and his amazing staff at the most beautiful Torino Ranch for standing by us and working hard to get the ranch to its full beauty as they do each year in the event that having camp may be possible.

This doesn’t mean that we are done.  We’re not!  I am thrilled to announce VIRTUAL CAMP CARTWHEEL 2020.  Stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding camp packet and t-shirt pick-up.  Yes, you will still get a Camp Cartwheel t-shirt!  Your favorite camp activities such as camp opening, dance, arts and crafts, games and more will be scheduled and brought to life daily through social media from July 20 through July 25, 2020.

As always, we will do all that we can to ensure all our children who love Camp Cartwheel and look so forward to it each year will have a wonderful experience and know how important they are to all of us here at Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, our family of the most incredible volunteers there are, and our generous donors who make Camp Cartwheel possible.

Most Sincerely,

Jeffrey R Gordon, NVCCF President/CEO

 

 

 

Details

Start:
July 20 @ 10:00 am
End:
July 25 @ 1:00 pm
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Organizer

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Phone:
7027358434
Email:
andrea@nvccf.org
Website:
www.nvccf.org