Family Camp

Candlelighters Family Camp 

Where Memories Are Made

Join us for our signature Candlelighters Family Camp on Saturday August 31st – Monday Sept. 2nd in Eugene, OR at Camp Harlow over Labor Day Weekend.

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!

Camp is open to any family residing in Oregon and SW Washington. Preference given to new families or families who have attended camp less than 3 years. If you are a returning family and have attended camp more than 3 years, please contact Bree at if you wish to be considered for a Host Family position.
Click Here for the Application

Here is how you can register:

1. E-Mail:
Download and fill out the application, then email your application to Bree Thompson at

2. Mail
Send in your completed application to:
6600 SW 92nd Ave, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97223
Attn: Family Camp

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 have passed due to cancer.
  • 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

In order to attend camp, the family must:

  • 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.

Special Important Info:
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.

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.