Goals

  1. All camps will work collaboratively and cooperatively with local pediatric oncology clinics.
  2. All camps will join the provincial camping association and will operate programs under the provincial standards.
  3. All camps will adopt the current CAPOC/ACCPO guidelines as best practice in addressing the special considerations of the pediatric oncology camper.
  4. All camps will participate in a peer review process focusing on
    1. Level of collaboration and cooperation with local oncology programs,
    2. Current and up to date accreditation with provincial camping organization,
    3. Adherence to CAPOC/ACCPO guidelines,
    4. Operations in practice (demonstration of adherence to policy, guidelines and standards at camps).
  5. All camps will be actively involved in educating families, communities and corporate stakeholders regarding the special service provided by member camps and to promote national member camps.
  6. Develop and strengthen the children’s oncology camping movement in Canada by pooling resources, supporting peers and creating a strong national camping voice.
  7. To enhance the programming of pediatric oncology camps thereby promoting health and improving the cancer camp experience for children with cancer and their families.