- "Camp was such a wonderful rebuilding for me. It put a foundation under my feet that I haven’t felt since my diagnosis." – Dash
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!
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.
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
The generosity of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation helped Athletes 4 Cancer start and carry out this program in 2011 and for our camps in 2012. JWCF and Athletes 4 Cancer share a mutual vision for harnessing the healing powers of physical activity and the outdoors to bring courage, strength, and grit to the fight against cancer.
A huge thank you to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation for their ongoing support of this program!