Camp Dawn's Hope General

Fishing on the bank Camp Dawn's HopeOur goal is to serve children with cancer, or other life threatening illnesses, by providing a wonderful camp experience as an escape from the everyday challenges of treatment, or as a rejuvenating celebration after treatment is completed. We provide this service completely free of charge to the children and their families.  As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generous support of our donors and volunteers. We welcome, and encourage, financial support from individuals, clubs, corporations, foundations, civic groups, planned gifts, matching gifts, honorariums, and memorial donations.

Other ways you can help: Volunteer to help with building, maintainence, and cleaning at camp; donate automobiles, or new or gently used items for our semi-annual benefit auctions; sponsor a child/family for a camp session; make a monthly pledge; display our literature at your place of business; provide supplies for the camp; etc.  We maintain a "wish list" for the camp (please see the contact number below to hear the list).  We have many needs at our camp facilities and your support is extremely important.  All contributions are tax deductable.

Some of our many fundraising campaigns include:  Bucket Brigades, Silent Auctions/Dinners, and Jail and Bails (please call if you are a business or individual who is willing to be "jailed" for a good cause).

Our goals for 2013, in addition to hosting as many children and families as possible, are to complete renovation of large storage cabin to make additional bunk house and recreation room; building a loafing/tack shed and corral for horses and mules; and adding reflection benches and more picnic tables.  Your support is needed to reach these goals.


We have been able to accomplish much in previous years and we believe, with your help, we can meet our goals for the future. As Cancer Camps, Inc. continues to grow, so does our need for financial support and volunteers.  Please help us serve more children, and their families, this year than ever before.  They will be richly blessed and you will have the joy and satisfaction of supporting a good cause.

To make a financial donation please use our Pay Pal link on this site, or make check payable to Cancer Camps, Inc. and mail to P.O. Box 440, Bailey CO 80421.
For questions about other forms of charitable giving, to hear our wish list, or to volunteer,  please contact: 719-963-7528 or email  jamesg995@

Autumn leaves at Camp Dawn's HopeWe most gratefully thank the following for their contributions to CCI:

Wal-Mart, King Soopers, Safeway, and K-Mart for allowing us to fundraise in front of their stores.  We have been able to share our story with thousands of their customers.  The funds raised through our "Bucket Brigade" have allowed, and will allow, hundreds of ill children to attend camp. ( When you see our employees/volunteers outside these businesses, please thank them for being there.  And, please thank the store management for their generosity).

Applebee's of Denver for use of their facility for fundraising events.

Artist Tom Ketron, for donating twelve of his original drawings for our benefit auction.

Web Designer, Tom Burns, for donating a portion of his fees for our website.

Our employees and volunteers who all have a desire to help children.

Cancer Camps, Inc. | 1795 Jet Stream Dr. | Colorado Springs, CO 80921