More people are “surviving” cancer than ever before. However, “survivorship” is a misunderstood word. There are many challenges and struggles that come with survivorship. In an effort to help survivors rebuild their lives and transition into life after cancer, Athletes for Cancer hosts adventure survivorship camps for young adult survivors ages 18-40.
With the support of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, these adventure camps teach survivors to face their fears and gain confidence through surfing, standup paddling, and outrigger canoeing. These camps change lives.
We have an upcoming Surf & SUP survivorship camp in beautiful Maui, Hawaii – October 30-Nov. 5. There is still availability, but apply now. Spaces will fill fast. Volunteers interested in working camps can apply here.
Our Surf & SUP Camps are designed for cancer survivors ages 18-40 to get beyond their cancer and start living again. Run by an knowledgeable staff of experience leaders and watermen and waterwomen, we provide athlete survivors with the safety, instruction and support for each survivor to challenge themselves at their own pace. Through the process, and with the support of their peers at camp, survivors rebuild confidence, find renewed energy and find life again that was lost during their cancer. Want to learn more? You should really watch our video from the last camp. It tells the story.
Survivorship Camp Requirements:
- Applicants must have been diagnosed with cancer after the age of 18 and be between the ages of 18-40.
- Applicants must be in remission at least 1 month prior to camp dates.
- Survivors must fill out a camp application.
- Survivors must have their oncologist fill out and submit a medical information form to tonia (at) athletes4cancer.org.
- Submission of application does not ensure acceptance into camp.
- All camp expenses are covered including on-site transfers & transportation, accommodations, food, instruction, group activities.
- Accepted athlete survivors must pay their own airfare/transportation to camp.