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.

Summer 2022 Camp Dates & Locations

Camp Sparkle 2022 has ended for the year. Thank you to all our wonderful campers and families!  

Seattle: June 27 – July 1
Bellevue: July 25-29 
Everett: August 1-5
Tacoma: August 8-12

Camp Sparkle Online

Virtual/Zoom: July 18-22, 10am-1pm PST/1pm-4pm EST

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

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 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

Care Camps

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

Contact Information

Michelle Massey
Michelle@cancerpathways.org