Camp Sparkle

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


Registration is Open!


July 10-14

*FULL – Join waitlist*


July 17-21


July 17-20


July 24-28

*Limited space remaining*


July 31-August 4


August 7-11

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 and 2022, we continued online camp and built an even bigger community of support for kids from coast-to-coast. Because of its success, it is now offered as one of our standing Camp Sparkle “locations”. Learn more here.

Tune in to learn more:

Sparkle Saturday

Sparkle Saturday is our way of bringing the magic of camp to our families throughout the year. We offer a special therapeutic arts activity for kids and teens, as well as a parent support group. All activities are facilitated by our licensed clinical oncology social workers. Sparkle Saturday is FREE for kids, teens, and families who have been touched by cancer.

Sparkle Saturday’s are held in the fall and spring on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

*NEW* Sparkle Saturday Vancouver

We are so excited to expand our Sparkle Saturday offerings to those living in and around Vancouver, WA. Register below to join us on April 29 from 12-1:30pm.

Summer 2023 Camp Dates & Locations

  • Bellevue: July 10-14 *FULL, join the waitlist*
  • Online (Zoom): July 17-21
  • Spokane: July 17-20
  • Seattle: July 24-28
  • Everett: July 31-August 4
  • Tacoma: August 7-11

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

In an effort to serve as many families as possible, we ask that you please only sign-up for one in-person camp.

Teens Counselors and Jr. 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. Are you interested? Fill out the form below 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

Contact Information

Morgan Weidner

Care Camps

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

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.

Help us raise $25,000 this February – all donations matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact!

This match is in honor of Pinky Brindle, the mother of one of our board members, who passed away from cancer.