Camp Millennium is a week filled with fun for kids who spend too much time in hospitals and clinics because of cancer. It is a time to be themselves, and to share in a variety of summer camp activities such as hiking, fishing, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, and many other surprises. The goal of this weeklong adventure is to provide these children with a camping experience, which can be extended into their everyday lives.
Camp Millennium is for children from 5-16 years of age who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Children from all over the state of Oregon apply each year through physician, self-referral and support groups. The parents then complete and submit the applications to the camp office for approval. Campers are accepted on a first come first served basis, although spaces are held for newly diagnosed children.
Camp Millennium is FREE for all campers. Families are never charged or solicited.
Camp Millennium is a member of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association and is overseen and directed by an Administrative Council. The Council and sub-committees meet several times a month throughout the year to plan, organize and implement the program. Individuals, including a full time medical staff, support staff and camp counselors, volunteer their time each year at Camp Millennium. Camp counselors are ready to show these children a great time as well as provide friendship and love. Counselors are mature individuals with a special zest for life. These volunteers come from all areas of the state as well as Washington and California. Staff must be at least nineteen years of age.
- Children's Oncology Camp Association International