Angel On My Shoulder Summer Camps Help Kids Affected By Cancer

Summer is just around the corner and while both kids and parents anxiously await a much-needed vacation, there are a few others who need something more…a break from the heart-wrenching challenges they face every day as a result of a family member who is battling, or who may have lost the battle, with cancer. It’s a subject that is hard for many of us to talk about, and even harder for the kids who are in the midst of it all. Everyone, especially kids, need a break from it all, if only for a little while.

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Angel On My Shoulder is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that has established a number of cost-free camps, both summer and year-round, that were designed to address the needs of young people whose lives have been affected by cancer through the illness or passing of a close family member (parent, sibling, or grandparent). I love that Angel On My Shoulder allows kids to just be kids and interact with their peers.

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Angel On My Shoulder weekend camps are funded through donations. so that everyone who wants to attend may do so. They provide kids with an opportunity to meet others like themselves in a well-supervised atmosphere of understanding. The upcoming summer camps include swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing.

Located in Wisconsin, these camps generally draw people from the Twin Cities and Chicagoland.  The camps are cost-free to qualified kids and are absolutely wonderful. Angel On My Shoulder offers five different weekend camps for kids who have a close family member who is battling cancer. Camp Angel is for kids ages 7-12; Camp Teen Angel is for teens ages 13-15; Camp Angel Adventures is for older teens ages 16-18; and, Camp Angel Adventures Extreme is for 16-18 year olds who want to experience more extreme activities, and Camp Hozhoni, is a family camp for families with a child 18 or younger who has cancer.

The purpose of the camps is to give kids the chance to meet other kids who are in the same situation and give them the opportunity to participate in activities tailored to their age group that will provide many happy memories.

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The Angel On My Shoulder program is also looking for volunteers. You can apply online to assist this amazing organization.

“I am constantly inspired by the people I meet through Angel On My Shoulder from donors and volunteers to those families whose lives we touch,” adds Lolly Rose, founder of Angel On My Shoulder. “This community is quick to lend a hand and help one another and our organization is very thankful for that.”

To lean more about Angel On My Shoulder watch this video:

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Angel On My Shoulder. While the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Angel On My Shoulder to facilitate this post.

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  1. I love when I hear about programs like this. This is really awesome!
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  2. Those sound like really fun camps!! It’d be something that I’d wanna go to!!
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  3. What a great program! I lost my grandpa to cancer at a young age and it’s a very tough thing to go through!

  4. This is amazing. I have never heard of this camp or their program. But, I am 100% behind it. They need one in every state!
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  5. Now this is an awesome cause. I would so support this for any kid dealing with cancer.
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  6. That sounds like a really amazing camp. How lovely that they provide it cost-free, as that’s one less worry a family would have who’s child wishes to attend!
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  7. These sound like wonderful camps. Cancer is so horrible and it’s great that this gives kids affected by it a chance to just be kids.

  8. What a great organization! Children that are affected my cancer need other kids they can relate to. I am sure these camps help them take a break from real life and just enjoy being young.
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  9. What a blessing these camps are to both the children and their family. More people should know about these camps. Will be sharing!
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  10. I loved camps growing up. I bet these kids will have fun at camp this summer

  11. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    The Angel On My Shoulder program sounds amazing. Every child should get to experience camp.

  12. I didn’t know about these summer camps. These camps could be so helpful to the kids.
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  13. This sounds really awesome! I haven’t heard of this before but it would be really fantastic I think!
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  14. I wish I would have known of Angel on my Shoulder Summer Camps sooner, my nephew battled cancer when he was younger, this would have been perfect for him. Thankfully he is healthy and happy now! Thanks for sharing about them.
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  15. Catherine S says:

    This sounds like a fantastic program. It is awesome that so many kids have the option to go to camp.

  16. This is so wonderful! Cancer is a terrible thing for anyone to go through, but most especially for kids. I love this.
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  17. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Wow – what an amazing place. I have never heard of this camp, but I love the idea of it!