Camp Sparkle

Healing, joy, and friendship for kids and teens in the face of cancer

 

What is Camp Sparkle?

Camp Sparkle is our free, summer day-camp for children ages 5-12 who have been impacted by cancer. Campers experience a week of learning about cancer, participating in therapeutic activities, going on field trips, and making friends with campers and counselors who are just like them. Each summer we serve 150-170 youths; since 2003, over 2,300 campers and counselors have participated in Camp Sparkle, held in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and Tacoma.

What is Camp Sparkle Online?

In 2020, in-person camp was not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We pivoted and launched Camp Sparkle Online and discovered innovative ways to reach campers through new activities.

In 2021, we continued online camp and built an even bigger community of support for kids from coast-to-coast. Learn more here.

Sign up to attend Camp

Children ages 5-12 who have been impacted by cancer in the following ways are eligible to attend camp:

  • Kids with a loved one with cancer
  • Kids who have lost a loved one to cancer
  • Kids with cancer

Please check back in Spring/Summer 2022 for Camp Sparkle registration information.

Summer 2021 Camp Dates & Locations

Seattle: July 12th-16th
Everett: July 19th-23rd
Bellevue: August 2nd-6th
Tacoma: August 9th-13th

Camp Sparkle Online

Hybrid/Zoom: July 26th-29th

Camp Sparkle 2021 has ended. Please check back in Spring/Summer 2022 for Camp Sparkle date and location information.

You can make a difference

We are committed to reducing the financial burden of cancer on families by offering our program free of charge. Consider making a donation to help us continue reaching as many families as possible with these services.

Teens volunteer counselors

We are looking for energetic, compassionate, and reliable volunteers to help us support children touched by cancer. Many past counselors are Camp Sparkle alumni and have told us that volunteering at our camp is just as therapeutic as being a participant. We accept both individuals and groups and have a variety of different ways to get involved. Contact us for more information about how to apply.

Video Gallery

Learn more about what makes Camp Sparkle special

Camp Sparkle Helps Local Kids Impacted by Cancer Heal (Q13 Fox news)

Children gaining strength and support through Camp Sparkle

Care Camps

Camp Sparkle is a proud member of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association and Care Camps.

Contact Information

Mary Nicholas
mary@cancerpathways.org