At Camp Hope, St. Jude patients and their siblings can enjoy being kids. Sickness takes a backseat to creating life-long friends and lasting memories!

Camp HOPE Campers & Volunteers Register here for 2019

At Camp HOPE we provide Help, HOPE, and a very special kind of Healing for seriously ill children and their siblings… free of charge.  We are dedicated to providing kids with cancer and blood disorders, from all over the state of Illinois, the opportunity to experience the joys of childhood and the feeling of just being a kid again. 


Camp HOPE will have kids smiling, laughing, and playing, but most importantly, it will provide a sense of belonging to kids that may feel alone while fighting their disease. Camp HOPE will provide community and belonging.  You’re never alone at Camp HOPE!

Who can attend?  

Cancer and blood disorder patients and one sibling ages 6-16 years old.  If you are a former camper over the age of 16 and you are interested in leadership training, we have a program for you too.  Our LIT (Leader in Training) is a great opportunity for former campers age 17-19.  Participants in the LIT program will receive group leadership training and on-on-one mentoring.  Our LIT’s will have the opportunity to practice these skills working alongside counselors or program staff in our summer camp program.


When is Camp HOPE?

June 2019


Where will the camp be held?

Timber Point Outdoor Center

20 Timber Point Lane

Hudson, IL 61748


What do we do at camp!


The better question is, “what don’t we do at camp!!”    We will do all of the fun things you expect at camp such as boating, fishing, swimming, zip line, challenge course, target sports, cooking, singing, dancing crafts, horseback riding, and much, much, more.  We mix that with a lot of special visitors and special events that add up to a week full of craziness!


If you would like to attend Camp HOPE, just click on the registration link and get started.  Please note, if you are a sibling of a patient you will automatically be prompted to sign up for the waiting list as we will accept siblings of the youngest patients with higher priority. We hope to include all siblings but space for our camp is limited to 150 camper.  When prompted to do so, please fill out your full registration form as soon as possible to ensure a spot for your camper.  Please Note-If prompted to pay a fee, just “decline payment” as this is built into the system.


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Camp HOPE is a week long summer camp with some very special campers. For 6 years, The Dax Foundation has raised money to send St. Jude patients to camp where they have a week of games, adventures and friendships with other campers.



Camp HOPE Wish List



Camp HOPE is a 5 day camp that our local St. Jude patients ages 6-16 and their sibling attend each summer.  We do many activities during the week and would love your help collecting these items. Check back for updated lists!


Click here for WISH LIST!


Camp HOPE 2018

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