Ever feel like you could use some dedicated you-and-me time with your kiddo? Get reacquainted in a fun and playful environment, while creating meaningful connections.
Cancer can sometimes get in the way of personal relationships. The You and Me Retreat offers a unique experience for one parent/guardian and one child from a family who has experienced pediatric cancer to (re)build connection. Campers (read parents & kids) will participate in meaningful sessions and activities designed to bring them together, as well as have free time to enjoy a fun, campy experience.
This program is currently in-the-works and is not yet guaranteed to run. A final decision and invitation to register will be made by August 2018.
This weekend retreat is specifically for one parent/guardian, and one child aged 7-17. Space is limited to 12 parent/child pairs. Eligibility includes:
- Pediatric cancer patients either on- or off-treatment
- Sibling or bereaved sibling of cancer patient
- 1-year post transplant
- ANC over 500
- Platelet count over 50,000 and rising
- Hematocrit of 25% or greater
- Cleared by physician to attend camp
- Immunizations are up-to-date
- May be either mom or dad
- Must be a parent or legal guardian to the child
2019 camp Dates
February 22 - 14, 2019
9326 SW Bayview Dr.
Vashon, WA 98070
Space is limited to 12 parent/child pairs. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any questions about eligibility, the retreat, or the application process, please contact the Program Manager:
Becky "Backpack" Felak
If you and your child meet the minimum eligibility requirements and you are interested in attending, simply review the camper application process and submit an application once they go live. Once submitted, our staff and medical advisors will review the application. Space is limited and participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
While we are committed to the You and Me Retreat, as a pilot program we must ensure all logistics and staffing have fallen into place before guaranteeing that it will run.
Applications submitted after the initial due date (TBD) will be reviewed and accepted as we're able.