Camp Grey Dove

Any Baby Can offers a summer camp for siblings of children diagnosed with cancer, which helps kids learn coping skills while making friends and having fun.

PROGRAM DETAILS

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the whole family is affected. The child and their siblings may experience feelings of sadness, jealousy or guilt.

Camp Grey Dove is a week-long summer camp designed for children who have or had cancer and their siblings. Campers benefit from meeting other kids who understand, as well as making new friends, trying new things, and “taking a break” from family stress.

The camp has traditional activities like swimming, a ropes course, scavenger hunts, archery and a talent show. In addition, there are therapeutic programs and group counseling that help campers process their experiences. The therapy is fun and age-appropriate, with activities, crafts and games that get kids to open up, explore emotions, and learn coping skills.

Camper Qualifications

  • Campers must be 7-14 years old, as of June 6 before camp begins
  • Camper's family participates in Candlelighters Childhood Cancer program
  • Camper has a diagnosis of cancer or has a sibling who has cancer, is in remission, or has passed away
  • Priority will be given to first-time campers and bereaved

Benefits

  • Process anxiety and grief with licensed therapists
  • Learn coping skills
  • Make friends who “get it”
  • Have fun!
  • English- and Spanish-speaking counselors are available

APPLY TODAY!

Space is limited – don't wait to submit your application.

If you have any questions about Camp Grey Dove, contact campgreydove@anybabycan.org.

  • Camp Date

    June 6-10, 2022

  • Location

    Peaceable Kingdom in Killeen, TX

  • Fees

    There is no cost to attend Camp Grey Dove. 

Applications deadline extended
to May 27, 2022.

BECOME A CAMP COUNSELOR

Camp Grey Dove counselors play a key role in creating and facilitating a welcoming experience for campers.

Counselors work with Any Baby Can and Peaceable Kingdom staff, and receive a small stipend. During the week-long camp, counselors help campers get the most of their experience, while ensuring a fun, safe environment.

Applications are reviewed and counselors selected based on their skills and experience, a desire to work with children affected by cancer, previous camp experience, and availability.

Applications deadline extended to May 27, 2022 - apply today!

For information about camp counselors or the application, contact campgreydove@anybabycan.org.

Camp counselors must be 18 years of age by June 6 in order to apply. Counselors must be available for the entire week of camp, June 6-10, and attend an in-person training in Austin in late May.

If you’re 15-17 years of age as of June 6 and you have a sibling who has had cancer, you may be eligible to become a Counselor in Training (CIT)! Applications are due May 16, 2022. Download a CIT application in English or Spanish.

"The camp was really fun. It was a relief to be with kids my age who understood what I was going through."

Feysi, Camp Grey Dove camper and volunteer counselor

(2019)

"My son loves Camp Grey Dove. We so appreciate giving him a time to feel special and take a break from family stress."

Parent of Camp Grey Dove camper

(2018)

“This camp will forever and always hold a very special place in my heart.”

Parent of Camp Grey Dove camper

(2018)

Special Thanks to Our Camp Sponsors