Family Camp

2018 Candlelighters Family Camp Applications Are Open!

Click Here To Download Family Camp Application

Join us for our signature Candlelighters Family Camp on Saturday Sept. 1st – Monday Sept. 3rd in Eugene, OR. The weekend will be full of fun activities including swimming, go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, zip lining, horseback riding, campfires, games, and more. Camp is free for all immediate family members and includes lodging and meals! Don’t miss out on this action-packed weekend of fun!

1. E-Mail: Click on the Family Camp Application link at the top of the page. Once it is filled out you can e-mail it to: Kristin at

2. Mail: Send in your completed application (online or newsletter form) to:
6600 SW 92nd Ave., Suite 160
Portland, OR 97223
Attn: Kristin Burgoyne

Families, including all immediate family members, are eligible to attend Candlelighters Family Camp up to three times within ten years of date of diagnosis, relapse, or loss of a child, or until the child is age 21. Attendance does not have to be in consecutive years. Families who have attended camp three times may contact Candlelighters to be put on the waitlist, and will be eligible to attend camp if space is available.

• Children diagnosed with cancer can be at any stage in their treatment, post treatment, or bereaved families.
• Immediate family members include parents/caregivers, siblings and anyone living in the household. If space is available additional family members may be included at the Camp Director’s discretion.
• Siblings may be over the age of 21 as long as the diagnosed child is under 21.
• The wait list will be complied in the order in which the Camp Director receives applications. Applicants will be notified three weeks prior to camp if there is space for them to attend camp.
• New families will take first priority.

• Fill out ALL forms completely (liability, media, behavior conduct, health insurance) and on time
• Abide by rules and behavior conduct code at all times while at camp
• Not have a contagious illness

If you register for Camp and are a NO SHOW or cancel within 3 days from the start of Camp, you will
not be eligible to attend camp in following years. Special circumstances do not apply.

Where Memories Are Made

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.