DAD’s Work Weekend
In 2014, we held our first Dad’s Work Weekend because we realized the dads also needed a camp just for them. Plus, they wanted to build something. Now, every August we host a free weekend for the dads of children who have or have had cancer.
The weekend, complete with fantastic food prepared by one of our great camp volunteers, offers the opportunity for the dads to get together and do something for the camp. This is their way of “giving back to us for all that we do for their kids!” They have constructed an old-fashioned stage area for the campers, a shade protection area for the campfire area, built a horseshoe pit and many other projects.
This weekend allows them the chance to be around other dads who share similar issues and experiences in dealing with a child who has or has had cancer. How they bond together as they work for a common cause! What an honor it is to work with this great group of men.
"We love it! As a parent I love it because the people there care as much about my son as I do. They understand and empathize with the anxiety a parent goes through when entrusting their child, especially a medically fragile child, to another for days. CMM is thorough in obtaining the needed information to take care of my son but at the same time makes his week at camp a wonderful time when he just gets to be a "normal" kid. The camp is just the right size so that all the counselors get to know the kids and it becomes like a family! Camp Magical Moments is nothing short of magical!" -Lori Kramer
"Camp Magical Moments is where my healing really started." -Janae
"There is so much love and hope at Camp Magical Moments. It is where the healing of my family began!" -Barbara
"Camp has meant so much to me through out my life and it is hard to express how I feel about it. Camp is my family. Camp makes my heart happy. I love it and I am so excited to be a part of it this year as a volunteer. Camp has taught me so much and has helped me decide what kind of person I want to be. Thank you for everything you have done for me and the other camps. I love camp and I love the volunteers! Thank you for your time and all that you do to make camp the best ever!" -Tori
"I love being able to give back to the camp family that has meant so much to my family! As a cancer survivor sibling, I love that I get to now help other kids learn and grow through their experience as a volunteer at a truly magical place. The entire family is supported, remembered, and LOVED, and I'm grateful to be a part of that as a volunteer. At Camp Magical Moments, you truly become part of the family, whether you are a camper, family member, or volunteer, and you are connected for life." -Cyri