Camp Koru Survivorship Program

Camp Koru is our adventure retreat program that empowers young cancer fighters and survivors, ages 18-40, to find healing, achievement, and life renewal through active outdoor experiences in the ocean and the mountains.

Camps run for 3 to 6 days, are set in amazing locations, and best of all... are FREE to cancer survivors!

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Participants are given the proper tools, professional instruction, and focused encouragement required to take on new challenges, such as – surfing, standup paddling, outrigger canoeing, and snowboarding. The journey is shared with your peer survivors and the relationships formed at camp. Through the experience, survivors learn to overcome fears and face life's challenges, ultimately find their own ass-kicking potential after cancer.

Camp Koru adventure retreats promote a healthy model for survivorship, and help survivors find direction and life renewal by providing an attainable platform for personal success, self-growth, and achievement.

All camps are FREE for survivors to attend. On occasion, we host special trips where a fundraising component may be required. Participants must arrange and cover their travel to camp. 

Fundraise for airfare: If you cannot afford airfare/travel to camp, there is an option to fundraise just $1000 for your round-trip airline ticket to camp. To fundraise for airfare to camp, apply to camp first, then become a fundraiser from our Travel Scholarship Fund page. Tell your story on your page and why you want to attend camp, and you will be surprised how quickly you will reach your $1000 goal. You must be approved to attend camp in order to qualify to receive a Fundraise-for-airfare ticket. 

Camps are open to young adult survivors with diagnosis between the ages 18-40.

2014 Camp Schedule: 

Schedule is subject to change before Jan. 1, 2014. For complete 2014 camp dates, check back in January 2014.

March 14-20 Skiing & Snowboarding - Mt. Hood, Oregon (only SNOW camp in 2014!)

April 21-27 Surf & Standup Paddling - Hawaii

May 1-7 Surf & Standup Paddling - Hawaii

Oct. 30-Nov. 5: Surf & Standup Paddling -- Maui, Hawaii

Nov. 6-12: Surf & Standup Paddling -- Maui, Hawaii

2015 Camp Schedule: 

Schedule is subject to change before Jan. 1, 2015. For complete 2015 camp dates, check back in January 2015.

March 15-21 Skiing & Snowboarding - Mt. Hood, Oregon

April 19-25 Surf & Standup Paddling - Hawaii

April 27-May 2 Surf & Standup Paddling - Hawaii

Fall Camp dates TBD: Surf & Standup Paddling - Hawaii 

Don't let this experience pass you by. Apply for camp NOW.

Camp Koru is fueled by....

The generosity and support of these events have helped Athletes 4 Cancer run these camps. Please support or participate in them!

Sunset Swim Charity Event is a swimwear runway event organized by Athletes 4 Cancer Ambassador and bikini designer Sensi Graves. The event highlights Sensi's line and other swimwear brands. There is a live auction and raffle as well! A super fun event if you're ever in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Sunset Swim event has raised over $28,000 for Athletes 4 Cancer since 2011. 

 

 The Round the Rock SUP Race in Seattle, WA takes place each September on Lake Washington and is a great event for anyone to participate in and provides a glimpse of what it's like to challenge yourself like we do at Camp Koru. The event is a 13-mile paddle around Mercer Island in Lake Washington and is much harder than one thinks. Round the Rock has raised over $34,000 for Athletes 4 Cancer since 2013!

 

Kiteboarding 4 Cancer is Athletes 4 Cancer's biggest annual fundraiser that brings in over $100,000 for our programming each year. This unique event takes place in beautiful Hood River, Oregon, home to outdoor enthusiasts and recreationalists. Hood River truly embodies what Camp Koru is all about (healing through the empowering properties of the outdoors and the elements) so it's only fitting to have our biggest celebratory fundraiser right here. 

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