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Summer Camps

CAMP KEMO, our flagship program, is a weeklong summer camp experience for children with cancer and their siblings. Campers participate in traditional camp activities under the supervision of medical staff, while building life long relationships with fellow campers and counselors.

Camp Burnt Gin, provides a unique opportunity for our patients with Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia and other blood disorders to enjoy a week of fun with children just like themselves. 

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Family Programs

G.R.A.C.E. Dinner – Gather. Relax. And. Come. Eat. and evening of fellowship for our on therapy families.

Family Weekend – A weekend retreat for family’s diagnosed in the last two years. Allowing families to share, connect and support each other through their oncology journey.

MomCology – A support group for mothers of oncology patients.

Sibling Sidekicks – Offers an opportunity for siblings of patients with cancer and blood disorders to learn more about the treatments and the facility where their sibling is treated. 

Holiday Helpings and Hope – A holiday adoption program pairing community donors the families of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Prisma Health Children's Hospital–Midlands.

Sickle Cell Family Picnic – A day of fun and fellowship for our families with Sickle Cell Disease

Teen Programs

Lasting Impressions, a cancer support group, and S.T.A.R. a sickle cell support group, provide adolescents a chance to share thoughts and feelings about their illness in a supportive and caring setting. Through weekend retreats the goal is to help these teens realize that they are not alone in their journey and that they can still have fun despite a life threatening illness. Camp KEMO Programs believes in providing supportive social outlets for teens with cancer and blood disorders. Whether they are on or off therapy, the support of other teens through Camp KEMO Programs becomes an extension of their immediate family.

Hospital Programs
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Journey of Courage provides a fun way for children to tell their stories by using unique and colorful beads to symbolize different steps of their treatment. 

Toy Box program rewards children and adolescents for cooperating with treatment. Following necessary medical procedures, patients are given coupons that can be redeemed for prizes or gift cards from our toy box. We are always appreciative of monetary or new toy donations to keep the toy boxes filled with surprises.

School Support helps reduce the impact cancer or a blood disorder can have on a child’s classroom performance. This program offers educational support and helps pave the road for children to have a successful school experience while managing their illness. 

Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation and Surveillance – Annual psychosocial check-in for all patients, screening for neurodevelopmental conditions, and early childhood, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological services. 

Mental Health Consultation – Brief interventions, referral to quality outpatient care and routine follow up with both oncology and blood disorder patients and families. 

Behavioral Pain Management – Intensive psychology engagement in both inpatient and outpatient settings focusing on patient/family education and pain coping skills.

Bereavement Programs

Camp New Horizons is a weekend camp for children who have lost a brother or sister to cancer or a blood disorder. Through sharing their experience with children who have the same concerns, it is hoped that each child will gain strength as well as encouragement to deal with the task of mourning.

Children from seven hospitals in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia participate in this unique camp. 

Remembrance Dinner honors and remembers patients with cancer or a blood disorder that have passed away in the last year through a special ceremony for family, friends, and hospital staff. 

Last Wishes provide special opportunities for patients and families to make memories as a child nears end of life. 

Funeral Support When a family loses a child to cancer or a blood disorder, funeral expenses can be difficult to overcome. CAMP KEMO Programs provides financial assistance to our families in need. 

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