Sky High Hope Camp returns!

See camp session dates below.

Applications open December 17, 2022 for campers and volunteers. Click on the CampDoc button below to sign up today!

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Application due dates:  

CAMPERS & SIBLINGS: Applications are due May 31, 2023

VOLUNTEERS: Applications are due March 31, 2023

2023 camp session dates:

CAMPER & SIBLING DATES:

Sunday, June 11 – Saturday, June 17

For children and teens between 8–18 years old with a current or past pediatric cancer diagnosis. Siblings are welcome, too! Sky High Hope Camp is FREE-OF-CHARGE to families.

In the event we receive more applications for campers than we can accommodate, we will prioritize children and teens with a current or past cancer diagnosis followed by siblings. We may utilize a lottery system, if needed.

VOLUNTEER DATES

Saturday, June 10 – Saturday, June 17

Available spaces fill up fast so be sure to apply as soon as you know you will be able to join us.

While we understand that camp may look and feel a little different in 2023, we’re looking forward to a week filled with fun, laughter, and enough incredible memories to last a lifetime

All applications are processed through CampDoc.

Click to apply.

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COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Now, more than ever, our campers and their families along with our volunteers need a week of camp. Our mission remains to enrich the lives of children and teens with current or past cancer and their siblings through a one-week, Colorado outdoors-based summer camp. As we hope to reignite Sky High Hope Camp Magic in 2022, camp will look different due to our inherently immunocompromised campers and volunteers. We will continue to provide a supportive, enriching, and accepting community, but we need your—both families and volunteers—help to make it possible.

Our COVID-19 mitigation plan is based upon guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), the American Camp Association (ACA), the Children’s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I), and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Infectious Disease doctors.

This plan is subject to change due to county regulations and Human Services requirements. We will continue to review and revise our 2022 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan as this pandemic continues to evolve.

 

Listed below are highlights from our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.

Before Camp:

  • If you are unsure whether camp is the best choice for you and your family in 2022, please check with your pediatrician or healthcare provider.

  • All campers and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before camp starts.

    • Medical exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by our medical team.

  • Campers, families, and volunteers are asked to engage in low-risk activities that include social distancing, washing hands frequently, wearing a mask around others for two weeks prior to camp, avoiding large gatherings, and avoiding unnecessary travel.

  • All campers and volunteers are required to have a negative molecular/PCR COVID-19 test prior to camp and will need to complete a Pre-Camp Screening Form prior to arriving at camp.

 

During Camp:

  • The American Camping Association (ACA) recommends layering non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce potential transmission. NPIs include masks, cohorts, outdoor activities, and physical distancing. Thus, masks will be required when we are unable to meet several other criteria listed above. Masks will not be required while eating, sleeping, swimming, or showering.

  • We will have access to testing symptomatic campers and volunteers during camp. Our medical team will monitor any symptoms of our campers and volunteers throughout the week.

  • Parents/guardians will need to be available throughout the entire week of camp in the event their camper(s) develops symptoms and/or tests positive.

 

Post Camp:

  • We ask that volunteers and campers continue to self-monitor and report any symptoms or positive COVID-19 test results within two weeks after camp.

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PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR CAMPER LEAVE ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES AT HOME.
WE WANT CAMPERS TO “DISCONNECT AND UNPLUG” FOR THE WEEK SO THEY CAN FULLY ENGAGE IN CAMP. DO NOT LET THEM BRING A CELL PHONE, CAMERA, NINTENDO SWITCH, DVD PLAYER, IPOD, OR ANY OTHER DEVICE. IF FOUND, THEY WILL BE CONFISCATED AND KEPT UNDER SAFE KEEPING UNTIL CAMP ENDS.

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