KIDS N KAMP

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Cancer, Sports

Location: 3440 Olentangy River Rd Columbus OH 43202 USA

Mission: THE MISSION OF KIDS ''N KAMP IS TO PROVIDE CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH  CANCER WITH UNIQUE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT FOCUS ON THEIR EMOTIONAL, EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL WELL BEING AND ENABLE THEM TO ENGAGE IN FAMILY RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
Programs: BECAUSE CANCER PATIENTS CAN MISS A GREAT DEAL OF SCHOOL DUE TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, THEY ARE OFTEN IN NEED OF TUTORING TO MAINTAIN THEIR GRADES. IN ADDITION, THE EMOTIONAL STRESS AND ISOLATION FELT BY THE SIBLINGS IN THE FAMILY MAY CAUSE THEM TO FALL BEHIND IN SCHOOL AS WELL. THEREFORE, KIDS 'N KAMP PROVIDES TUTORING SERVICES - FREE OF CHARGE - FOR ALL CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY. WHEN A CHILD IS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, SEVERAL THINGS OFTEN HAPPEN.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When my daughter was diagnosed with a "rare form of cancer" called neuroblastoma, our hopes and dreams for her changed drastically. Instead of hoping for typical dreams for her we simply hoped for her to enjoy each day to the fullest and of course survive. Unfortunately, our sweet girl passed away and our lives will never be the same. Fortunately, during her treatment, we found Kids 'n Kamp! Not only is the support from the staff over and above, so is the understanding and love from the other families who are all at different stages of the cancer world. Our family has taken advantage of all of their wonderful holiday parties, retreats, counseling, support groups, and of course Kamp. KNK also offers scholarships, emergency financial aid and tutoring and much more! Kids 'n Kamp maintains relationships with families throughout treatment, remission, a cure and even after a child dies. This is remarkable and unusual and our family truly appreciates that we continue to be a part of this organization. It means the world to us!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Kids 'n Kamp has become an extension of our family! We will forever be grateful for the way they've touched our lives. Because of Kids 'n Kamp, we have many, many wonderful memories of our family, together and whole and because this is all we have left of our sweet girl we truly appreciate Kids 'n Kamp!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

other childhood cancer families told me about Kids 'n Kamp

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I am also a parent that has a son that was diagnosed at the age of 2 with childhood cancer, ALL was something I knew nothing about until that dreadful diagnosis. We were told about the KidsnKamp organization and what they do for families as well as for the sick child. They give the children back their childhood letting them be around other kids like themselves and they include all siblings and the parents as well as grandparents. From Kamp to christmas parties, tutoring, counseling, to a night out for pot luck dinners for the moms and then one for the dads too, heart to heart baskets with some bare necessities given to families when they first get diagnosed and are put in the hospitals for days on end. These are wonderful people that run the organization, it's hard to keep up in this economy but they have always been kind and most generous to all the families, and Im proud to say that now that my son is 18 yrs old and doing well I try to volunteer within the organization whenever I can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son has received years of generosity and kindness from the directors of this organization and all their employees which is only 3 fulltime and 1 part-time.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people that run it are so friendly and caring.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always helpful and in it for the right reasons.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do alot.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My son was 9 years old when we got the heart stopping diagnosis of leukemia. We were told the treatment, if he lived, would last for 3.5 years. This was all overwhelming, but Kids-n-Kamp was with us all the way. They answered questions before we knew to ask them. They provided family activities with other families going through the same thing, so we didn't feel so all alone. The list goes on and on. What set them apart was that they recognized that a cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, not just the patient child.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The help they provided us after my son was diagnosed with cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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