2024 Oncology Teen Program Dates:

  • Session 1: Sunday, June 30 – Thursday, July 4
  • Session 2: Sunday, July 7 – Thursday, July 11
  • Session 3: Sunday, July 14 – Thursday, July 18
  • Session 4: Sunday, July 21 – Thursday, July 25

Paperwork Requirements:

Counselor and Mentorship Program (CAMP)

The Counselor and Mentorship Program (CAMP) is available for all 16 & 17-year-old campers and siblings and will take place during Summer Camp.

CAMP features four components:

  • STEM Workshops: Campers participate in hands-on STEM workshops to provide them with skills they can use when seeking higher education. Participants will build robots, learn how to use a 3-D printer, complete science experiments, and research current scientific events in teams.
  • Life Skills Seminars: Campers will attend sessions led by professionals to learn valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. Skills will include basic cooking, first aid, changing a car tire/jumping a battery, doing laundry, interviewing, and resume building.
  • Work Experience: Campers will earn valuable working experience for their resumes as “Counselors-In-Training.” Participants will assist in younger cabins for a couple hours each night, and responsibilities will include bringing campers to the infirmary, assisting counselors, and being positive role models for younger campers. Each participant will leave with work experience and the opportunity to request a letter of recommendation. Nearly half of our 2021 staff was comprised of CAMP graduates.
  • College Prep: Campers learn about the admissions process and the day-to-day life of a student pursuing higher education. They prepare for the SAT, meet with college admissions counselors, tour a college campus, and engage in roundtable discussions with current students.

If you have any questions regarding Summer Camp 2024, please feel free to reach out to Ryan Campbell at ryan@happinessiscamping.org.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Happiness Is Camping will NOT require the COVID-19 vaccine for the summer of 2024. We recommend that all attendees remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine and boosters. CDC guidelines can be found here.