2 Campers make Heart Hands at Camp Can DoCamp Can Do is Fun, Fun, Fun and Safe!

Camp Can Do is for children ages 8-17, who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last 5 years. We also offer a special session of Camp Can Do for siblings, kids ages 8-17, whose brother or sister has been diagnosed with cancer.

Since our humble beginnings in 1983, Camp Can Do has provided a camping experience for thousands of children. Camp is run by a team of volunteers from all walks of life. Our staff includes doctors, oncology nurses, survivors, former campers and professionals ranging from child life specialists to accountants. Our medical staff is available around-the-clock to administer routine chemotherapy, arrange for blood counts, handle medical emergencies that may arise, and adjust any program to meet campers’ needs.

We also offer a Leadership Training (LT) program, for individuals ages 19-20, that assists in the transition to becoming a counselor.

Happy Campers at Camp Can DOGretna Glen

Camp Can Do happens at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center in Mount Gretna, PA. Gretna Glen sits on over 200 acres of scenic hills and beautiful woodlands just east of Hershey, PA.

There is a pool for swimming and a lake for boating and fishing. We have archery and crafts, dancing, skits and so much more … a low and a high ropes course, a trust trail, a giant climbing wall and a zipline. All are very fun and very safe, operated by the skilled and knowledgeable Gretna Glen staff.

Visit the Gretna Glen website for more about info. Click here. 

2019 Camp Can Do Dates:

Sibling Camp:  June 16-20, 2019
(Staff Orientation:  June 15, 2019)

Patient Camp Week 1:
August 4-10, 2019
(Staff Orientation:  August 3, 2019)

Patient Camp Week 2:
August 11-17, 2019
(Staff Orientation:  August 10, 2019)

Hope to see you in 2020!

Camp Registration will begin on or around March 1, 2020.

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Registration for Camp 2020 will begin around March 1, 2020.

When Registration opens on or around March 1, 2020, please use the buttons below to register.

Please Donate!

Camp Can Do depends solely on the generosity of people like you!

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We appreciate every contribution, large or small! Your financial support makes camp possible.

Words from the Heart!

Here’s what Camp Can Do means, up close and personal.

Nobody tells our story better than our kids and our counselors! (Many of our counselors are cancer survivors themselves.) Here are their words.

The Rinaldi organization is one of Camp Can Do’s largest supporters, and we welcomed their 2016 summer visit to Gretna Glen. Click here for video about the AJRFoundation’s CampCanDO Fundraiser. 

The Foundation was formed after Anthony J. Rinaldi, Jr. died of renal cell cancer in 2002 at the age of 32 after being diagnosed 19 months prior.  His surviving brothers created the foundation to fulfill Anthony’s desire to help children and their families who have been diagnosed with cancer.

A Big Thank You to The Anthony J. Rinaldi Jr. Foundation for Children with Cancer!

  • Camp CanDO Annual Gala 2019

GALA 2019

You’re invited to come celebrate Camp Can Do at our 2019 Gala!

It’s a spectacular event Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ. 

You’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner and drinks, a terrific auction, raffles, games, DJ and dancing, a totally memorable evening, hosted by our amazing Master of Ceremonies, Richard Curtis.

Rick, is the teacher who won last year’s co-hosting contest on Live! with Kelly. He’s now hosting Philadelphia FOX 29’s popular weekday game show The ClassH-Room.  The show pits Philly area teachers battling against their students in trivia games and challenges. Rick is a generous guy with a big heart for Camp Can Do. This is his second year hosting our Gala. As Rick says, “We’re going to have some big fun!” (Gentle reminder: This is a 21 and over event.)

Please purchase your Gala tickets as soon as possible; we’re expecting they will go fast. Single tickets start at $90, with many sponsorship opportunities.   Please click here for more info and to purchase tickets on-line.

The Gala is a major fundraiser for Camp Can Do. It’s a way to really make a difference, to make life a little bit better for kids and their families dealing with cancer. We can’t do Camp Can Do without the help of our many generous supporters. If you’re not able to attend the Gala, how about making a contribution? Every little bit helps!  We’re also seeking some additional volunteer help for the evening.  If you would like to volunteer,  please reach out to Matthew Carlson.

Crafting for Children with Cancer

Crafting for Children with Cancer 2019

Click here for www.crafterhoursstudio.com then go to Nov 9 and select event time you prefer – 10AM or 2 PM

We Thank All Our Wonderful Donors and Sponsoring Charities:

Anthony J. Rinaldi, Jr. Foundation for Children with Cancer

Four Diamonds conquering childhood cancer

Lauren's First and Goal Fund for pediatric brain tumor research and services to families living with pediatric cancer

Celebration for Life Inc, C4Life,

Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation, assisting children under age 18 and their families who are facing the hardships of a cancer diagnosis

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