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Family Camp

Copy of Copy of Camp2020_header.pngFamily Camp 2020: Camp Outside the Box

A different year required a different kind of family camp. We sure missed seeing everyone in person. We didn't know how our interactive photo scavenger hunt would come off in place, but you blew us away! We had:

  • 36 active family teams
  • 773 submissions (photo and video)
  • 83% mission completion
  • 1000% fun and engaged family members of all ages!

From dad jokes & pickle juice to T-rex appearances & dog s'mores...who would have thought a photo/video scavenger hunt could be so fun? The joy of seeing each other's faces and silly antics, and the connections throughout were beyond expectation.

To be honest, when we planned the game, we thought it’d be easy to award prizes for these categories.You all went above and beyond! You showed your creativity shine in the coolest of ways.


Camp T-Shirt Design Winner!

Sage York Design.pngWe're excited to announce the winner of our contest, Sage York. The talented Sage is 14. She lives in the Milwaukee area with her parents and two younger siblings. Her brother, Phoenix, is one if this year's Ride For a Child Honored Children.
Thanks for the beautiful design, Sage!
About Candlelighters Family Camp:
Every year since 1995 during Labor Day weekend, we have hosted Candlelighters Family Camp for Candlelighters family members in Eugene, OR. It is an incredible three days filled with laughter, play, connecting, love and healing. Our families come together and get the opportunity to experience the magic of Family Camp while horseback riding, zip lining, swimming, riding go karts and bumper boats, attending campfires, and so much more! It is a great weekend for families to come and create memories. 
Candlelighters Family Camp is offered to children diagnosed with cancer and their families.  Attendance is 100% free of charge ensuring that all families who are interested in having the Family Camp experience can participate regardless of socioeconomic status or trying to balance medical bills during treatment.  
What makes Candlelighters Family Camp unique is that the experience is for the entire family.  Parents, siblings and even the child living with cancer enjoy a weekend where the worries of treatments and associated struggles are left behind.