Family Activities

We are in the business of providing smiles and helping families make memories!
Every month, we offer family activities at no cost. Not only do families get to come together and be a part of a close knit community, but they are able to put aside challenges, and just have fun for a day with other families who simply “get it.” Our families have made life long friends and shared countless hours of comradery with those who have shared their journey.  Family activities are offered throughout our different branches around the state. Check out our calendar to see what is happening around you!‚Äč

View Candlelighters FAMILY Connections for RSVP deadlines and event details.

Oregon and SW Washington - Statewide Activities

  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital Dinners - 1st & 3rd Wednesday every month
  • Randall Children's Hospital Lunches - 1st Tuesday every month
  • Doernbecher Snack Cart - Every Friday 
  • June 17th - 24th - Camp Millennium - Camp Millennium is a free summer camp for children dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It is a time for them to be themselves and to share in a variety of summer camp activities, such as hiking, fishing, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, and many other surprises. The goal of this week-long adventure is to provide these children with a camping experience that can be extended into their everyday lives.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Camp Millennium at (541) 677-0600 or email at
  • August 18 - SUPERHERO 5K - Click Here To Learn More
  • September 1 - September 3 - Candlelighters Family Camp - Click Here To Learn More

Portland Metro & SW Washington

RSVP: Contact Kristin at 503.719.4244 or

  • April 28th - Picnic in the Park Bereavement Event
  • May 19th - 22nd Annual Fishing Day
  • June 23rd - Optimist Kids Day at Oaks Park
  • June TBD - Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Mid-Willamette Valley Chapter

RSVP: Contact Mary Lou at 541.687.4528 or

Robyn at 541.343.4528 or

  • May 12th - Survivor in the Woods
  • May 15th - Mom's Night Out
  • June 3rd - Family Barbecue

Central Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Darcy at 541.419.6426 or

  • June 2nd - Family Train Day

Southern Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Kim at 541.292.3058 or