Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services believes that a cancer diagnosis should not prevent a child from experiencing the simple joys of childhood. We operate camp programs that give children who’ve been diagnosed with cancer a chance to meet and bond with other pediatric cancer patients and survivors in a non-hospital setting. Through our programs, children and families find a community that offers each other support, hope, strength and understanding through shared experiences. We empower kids who have cancer, encouraging them to take on the world.
Camp One Step now offers 11 programs throughout the year, developed for both children (ages 5-19+), and a few specialty camps that serve their parents and siblings as well. This year, 768 campers were served through our multiple Camp One Step programs, several of which are held near Lake Geneva, WI. Since 1978, more than 15,000 campers have attended our programs, making us a local leader in providing empowering, supportive and fun experiences for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer. We also have the support of 400 volunteers who donate their time each year serving as program counselors, medical volunteers or program support staff.