A cherished program for young patients and their siblings since 1980
Our most recognized program at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is CAMP KEMO, a weeklong summer camp for patients ages 5–18 with cancer and their siblings.
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About CAMP KEMO
Staffed by our physicians, nurses and volunteers, CAMP KEMO allows campers to swim, boat, hike and simply be children. The fun times at CAMP KEMO lay important groundwork for future treatment as participants learn to trust, respect and relate to one another. CAMP KEMO is completely funded by community donations.
Register for CAMP KEMO
Our next camping session is June 2019 – registration materials coming soon.
Volunteer at CAMP KEMO
Interested in volunteering at CAMP KEMO? Our next camping session is June 11-16, 2018. Apply at the link below or call 803-434-3503 for more information.
See our images from past CAMP KEMO sessions.
CAMP KEMO Programs is a member of COCA-I (Children’s Oncology Camping Association, International), whose mission is to strengthen the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, advocacy, education and other resources. COCA-I camp members proudly served the needs of over 19,000 campers in 2013.
Of the 84 pediatric oncology camp members of COCA-I, CAMP KEMO Programs is one of only 30 that have been awarded the Gold Ribbon Camp designation, an honor bestowed upon camps which demonstrate a high level of commitment to serving children with cancer and their families.