Camp Rainbow is a five-day camp dedicated to pediatric cancer patients and survivors between the ages of 6-17 in Mississippi. The camp is located in Utica Mississippi and has been operating nonprofit for thirty years. Camp Rainbow is in close relation to Blair E. Batson Children’s Cancer Center, and the nurses and doctors volunteer their time at the camp so children who are currently going through chemotherapy can still enjoy the activities of camp. Camp Rainbow is also staffed by the Cancer Center’s Pediatric Oncology Social Worker, a familiar face to many of the kids.
The positive impact that camp has upon the kids is everlasting. Children who will never be able to walk can fly among the trees on a zip line or swing through the sky on the ropes course. Camp offers kids five days of normalcy and an opportunity to connect with others who have experienced the same circumstances. Past campers often come back to volunteer as counselors and to strengthen the friendships they've made in the past. Camp may only be a few days, but the memories made and the confidence the kids will experience lasts forever.
Camp activities include the following:
archery, fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, canoeing, dance party, talent night, movie night, field day, redneck slipping slide, a memorial service, fireworks and various other activities.
In the 30 years since its opening, Camp Rainbow has been offered to the children at no charge. However, there are extreme operating expenses that must be met for Camp Rainbow to continue providing these wonderful experiences
Camp Rainbow, which is free of charge to all participants, is fully funded through contributions. In 2014, the SHCCF helped to raise the 40,000. needed to make camp happen. Thank you for your support! Please consider helping us fund future camps!