The CCK Experience

Our Services

Summer Adventures - Ages 7 to 16

summer camp archery

Remember just being a carefree kid at camp? Fishing, swimming, dancing, playing, climbing and horseback riding…all day long! Children facing medical challenges may not be able to participate in these fun experiences, but at The Center for Courageous Kids they can, at no charge to the children or their families!

We have nine separate week-long summer camps where we can serve up to 128 kids per week.  Each week is designated to a different illness.

Family Retreat Weekends - Ages 5 to 17

summer camp girls in canoe

Families face a tremendous challenge in coping with a child’s devastating illness. At The Center for Courageous Kids, Family Retreat Weekends are designed to provide respite, recreation and support programs for families who have a child with a chronic or life-threatening illness. Family weekends provide similar experiences as summer camp, as well as the opportunity for parents to gather together and share similar life experiences. To qualify, a member of the immediate family, ages 5-17, must be diagnosed with one of the illnesses we serve.

Who We Serve?

The Center for Courageous Kids accepts seriously ill children who could not even be considered for other programs. Below is a sample of the illness groups we have served:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes
  • Heart/Cardiovascular Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Sickle Cell
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Transplants
child at camp catching fish

What Makes Us Unique?

24-hour Medical Coverage + On-Site Medical Center

We have a program and medical staff who are trained and experienced in all aspects of medical camping. If you need medical care during your stay, our Medical Center is the place to be! The medical facility is equipped to be very supportive in a “behind the scenes” way.  Medical care is provided by volunteer physicians and nurses coordinated by our full-time Medical Director.