Free of Charge Camp for Children with Serious Illnesses
Sedona AZ (January 16, 2013) – Camp Soaring Eagle’s 2013 Program Schedule is now complete and Camp Soaring Eagle is accepting applications for their year-round residential camper weekends, travel programs and family retreats. Programs are open to children ages 6 to 16 who suffer from the following illnesses: Cancer, Hemophilia, HIV/AIDS, respiratory diseases, Metabolic Syndrome, A-plastic Anemia, Sickle Cell, Juvenile Diabetes, collagen vascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, mitochondrial disease and selected neuromuscular impairments (with priority given to Muscular Dystrophy, CP, and Spina bifida).
While at camp, the children receive 24 hour medical care from our on-site doctors and nurses. Campers can bring their medicines and leave their illness behind as they are surrounded by peers and counselors who understand what it is like to be a child suffering with a serious illness.
“Attending Camp Soaring Eagle was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everyone made me feel so comfortable and for the first time in a long time, I didn’t feel different and was able to be completely myself.”
– Manuel, Camper
Camp Soaring Eagle offers three types of residential camping programs: Camper Weekends, Travel Programs and Family Retreats. The Camper Weekends are illness specific and take place at the Jackpot Ranch in Camp Verde, AZ. Camp Soaring Eagle will host three travel programs in 2013. One to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT (The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is the original camp founded by the late Paul Newman). Two other travel trips will go to the Double H Ranch in upstate New York on the Finger Lakes. These travel programs offer unique opportunities for our campers to truly spread their wings and spend a week in a different part of the country with children from all over the world who have serious illnesses like themselves. The Family Retreat Programs are for families who a child who has been recently diagnosed with cancer. These programs take place at the beautiful Briar Patch Inn in Sedona. All of the Camp Soaring Eagle programs are completely free of charge to the campers and families and funded through charitable donations.
While at camp, the children get to try all sorts of activities including: horseback riding, archery, fishing, crafts, star gazing, golf and much, much more.
“It makes me smile to see the campers forget that they are patients and that they’re having fun just being kids.”
– Volunteer Doctor
For the complete 2013 Program Schedule visit Camp Soaring Eagle’s website at www.CampSoaringEagle.org or call Juan Morales, Executive Director of Camp Operations at 928-284-9393.
All applications are reviewed by our program and medical team and decisions are based upon a physician’s review, the child’s inability to attend another camp, the severity of the child’s medical problems, and whether the child has been to camp before.
Camp Soaring Eagle is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.