In 2011, we held our first MOM’s Retreat with 16 mothers attending. This free weekend usually takes place in the third week in October and is for the moms of children who have or have had cancer.
The weekend is all about spoiling our favorite moms with good food, spa treatments and lovely gift items. In addition, we offer a discussion session with the moms led by a psychologist who has attended each and every retreat since its inception. This session gives them the opportunity to discuss and share their feelings on having a child with cancer and any other issues they may be dealing with throughout the year.
We are excited to offer this weekend as a retreat allowing the moms the opportunity to make friends for life and to share many magical moments! What a powerful weekend this is!
"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