Our Mission

Instilling inspiration and empowerment, while enhancing the lives of children with serious illnesses.

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Volunteers are needed year-round, for both family weekends and summer sessions! Consider giving a week or day of your time to some of the most amazing children in the world.


As a donor-funded medical camp, your generous donations allow children and families to experience CCK free of charge. Thank you.

Our 100% Promise


$ 2500 .00

100% of all donations goes directly to help campers and families attend CCK.

Because of our generous supporters, our camper families have

No Cost. No Worries.

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It's been a fun packed two weeks of Summer Camp at CCK. We have tons of activities here on camp, but we specifically wanted to highlight our Highway to Healing Music Program.

The first week of camp, CCK campers got to write a song with Nashville songwriters Jordan Reynolds, Jordan Minton, and Artist Nick Wayne to the tune of “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors. Seeing these inspirational artist sing with such passion with our campers was amazing. The music didn't end there! In our second week of summer camp, Waterloo Revival, was joined by solo artist Terell Davy, to write lyrics that came straight from the hearts of our campers.

Music truly feeds the soul and brings healing in so many ways. We are so thankful to these artist for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and inspire our courageous kids.
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CCK was out and about today visiting some of the stores who are participating in the annual Houchens Industries Mobile Program. We are asking our community to be sure to stop in one of the participating Houchens IGAs, IGA, IGA Crossroads, Priceless Foods, Jr. Foods and Shell locations and donate $1.00 to help these stores finish the program strong. Every $1.00 benefits our Courageous Campers. You might get lucky and pop in on a day that a bakesale and cookout is going on too! Special thanks to Houchens Industries Inc for the ongoing support for our mission! ... See MoreSee Less

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The excitment is still all around here at CCK about the Adventure Lodge Tree House. We wanted to share some photos of the grand opening with YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking to give back this summer? Volunteer as a Counselor at the Center for Courageous Kids! Earn service hours and build your resume while you make memories and help our courageous campers experience a fun and safe camp!

We are in need of volunteer counselors for the following sessions:
June 1st-6th Diabetes
June 22nd-26th Autism
June 28th-July 3rd Asthma and Siblings
July 13th-18th Epilepsy and Siblings

Individuals must be 18 years or older. No experience is required, just a positive attitude and willingness to learn. Contact our Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, Melissa Gerard, at mgerard@courageouskids.org or fill out our Volunteer Application here: www.courageouskids.org/volunteer-application/
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