Camp Ray of Hope is dedicated to providing a life changing camping experience to children suffering from a chronic illness. Our purpose is to enrich their lives by creating memorable and fun adventures that are empowering and exciting. At Camp Ray of Hope children are free to explore, create, and thrive and recognize that the time spent together making friends is the greatest luxury.
Located in Romania, Camp Ray of Hope offers children living with hemophilia and other serious illnesses something they don’t get to have every day – a chance to experience what it is to be a child. These
children enjoy the camaraderie of new friends they relate to. They share
activities with these friends while learning more about their condition, how to treat it and how to cope with it. These activities were once a dream for these children, but now become a reality as they are assisted by a caring and attentive staff from around the world.
Children at Camp Ray of Hope enjoy field games, swimming, arts and crafts, talent shows, field trips, birthday parties, no contact karate and more. But camp is more than fun games and silly songs. Camp Ray of
Hope gives campers back their childhood. In a safe, relaxed environment, campers make new friends and delight in the joys of being a child.
Our long term goal is to be able to provide a permanent summer camp experience to Romanian children living with serious illnesses and blood disorders.
Awards Achieved by Camp Ray of Hope:
NACCHO (North American Camping Conference of Hemophilia Organizations)
2008: First place Camp Fair
2009: First place NACCHO Wyeth Cup
Second place Camp Fair
2010: First Place International Camps
2013: First Place NACCHO Cup Award
2015: Third Place NACCHO Cup Award
Camp Ray of Hope is devoted to providing a life changing safe summer camp experience to children suffering from oncological and hematological illnesses. For one glorious week these children are allowed to leave the heavy burden of their illness behind to act as healthy children do. The adventures they are allowed to experience under medical supervision are truly life changing for these hurting and disadvantaged children.
Camp Ray of Hope is FREE OF CHARGE and is not discriminatory.
Please make all donations payable to S.T.A.R. Children Relief the parent organization to Camp Ray of Hope, www.starchildrenrelief.org. S.T.A.R. (Start Thinking About Romanian) Children Relief Organization is a (501) (C) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the many orphaned, abandoned and handicapped children throughout Romania.
New since Summer 2012!! A new week of camp for Romanian children suffering with cancer.