January 4, 2018

Camp Sparkle

Camp Sparkle is a free summer day camp offered to children ages 6-12 who have been impacted by cancer. Camp Sparkle is offered in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Bellevue. The children that attend camp are impacted by cancer in a variety of ways including; having a loved one with cancer, having lost a loved one to cancer or having cancer themselves. Campers experience a week of local field trips, learning about cancer and making friends with campers and counselors just like them! We are staffed primarily by young adult volunteers, most of whom have their own cancer experience. A week at Camp Sparkle, is a week filled with laughter, friendship and fun!
The mission of Camp Sparkle is to ensure that no family has to face cancer alone. We hope to improve the lives of families dealing with cancer.
Fun at Camp Sparkle

Our Goals:

  1. Normalize the cancer experience for children.
  2. Provide developmentally appropriate cancer education.
  3. Reinforce healthy coping strategies for dealing with emotions related to cancer.
  4. Provide a fun experience for children touched by cancer.

Financial Statement
All of the programs offered by Cancer Pathways, including Camp Sparkle, are offered free of charge. We know that cancer causes a significant financial burden on families and we are committed to reducing that burden. Camp Sparkle is made possible by our generous supporters and volunteers.

2019 Locations and dates

Camp Address Hours  
Seattle Camp Sparkle
July 8th-12th
Cancer Pathways
1400 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Tacoma Camp Sparkle
July 22nd-26th
STAR Center
3873 S 66th St
Tacoma, WA
Bellevue Camp Sparkle
CHANGED TO: July 29th-Aug 2nd
Jubilee REACH
4200 SE 13th Pl
Bellevue, WA
Tacoma Camp Sparkle
August 5th-9th
STAR Center
3873 S 66th St
Tacoma, WA
Everett Camp Sparkle
August 12th-16th
Legion Hall
145 Alverson Blvd
Everett, WA

All Camp Locations for 2019 are full. Please contact our Camp Director at maddie@cancerpathways.org or 206-709-1400 to be added to the wait list or for information for next summer. 

Camp Sparkle is a proud member of the Children's Oncology Camping Association and the KOA Cares Camp Program. For more info please visit: koacarecamps.org.