Candlelighters Family Camp

Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
Candlelighters Family Camp
  • Contest: 2021 Northwestern Excellence in Camp Programming -Video Submission
  • Name of Entry: Evolution of camp 2021
  • Contact Name: Beverley Tidwell
  • Contact Phone: 520-609-8953
  • Email: beverley@candlelightersaz.org
  • What Should the Voters Know?: Candlelighters Family Camp went through a metamorphosis as we crept out of our Covid19 hole to "test the waters" with preliminary programs that families were seeking. With input from all constituents from medical personnel, camper families, local health officials, staff and volunteers we eventually took the leap to overnight camp which was successfully pulled off without known infection transmission. Campers benefited from getting to meet their camp friends and new campers. Parents were able to help each other navigate the challenges associated with the diagnosis and treatment of their child's cancer and to enjoy the benefits of camp. As the 2 year anniversary of the Covid19 pandemic restrictions come up one of our campers has been admitted to hospice and his parents are grateful for all the experiences he has been able to have connecting to other families and his peers. The foreseeable future has us dealing with both covid19 and childhood cancer - the consequences of either can be dire. The original Candlelighters motto - "It's Better To Light One Candle Than To Curse The Darkness" maybe more relevant than ever.
  • URL: https://candlelightersaz.org/
  • You can enter a pdf file with your brochure, stories, etc.: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tv4FNdy72VeNnD5_46WB36dS7FF_d30i/view?usp=sharing