Q: What is Camp Hobé?
A: Camp Hobé is a special summer camp designed for children and teens currently being treated for cancer and similarly treated disorders. Their siblings can attend, as well. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that enhances self-esteem, fosters independence and friendships, and creates a feeling of belonging.
Q: Who can attend Camp Hobé?
A: Kids diagnosed with cancer (and similar disorders) who are currently being treated with immunosuppressive therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy or immunosuppressants) or whose final immunosuppressive therapy was within three (3) prior consecutive camp seasons may attend camp. Siblings of these kids are also eligible to attend. Kids from bereaved families may also be eligible to attend; please see below for details. Eligible kids must also meet these requirements:
- Live in the Intermountain area (UT, ID, WY, NV), or are/were treated for cancer (or a similar disorder) at Primary Children’s Hospital.
- Be between the ages of 4 and 19 years during the camp session.
- Be medically stable in order to stay overnight at camp without a caregiver onsite:
o Current physical examination certifies that the camper is appropriate to attend camp.
o Not receiving intravenous (IV) antibiotics, total parenteral nutrition, IV fluids, or oxygen when checking in at camp.
o Does not have any condition that might endanger the health, safety, or emotional well-being of others (i.e., apnea, poorly-controlled seizures, other poorly-controlled medical conditions) when checking in at camp.
- Some kids may need extra help or supervision to enjoy camp, even if they meet the medical requirements to attend. This includes kids with any condition that might require extra help, such as blindness, deafness, muteness, autism, emotional or psychiatric problems, developmental delay, or recent significant life events. These campers may attend based on the type and amount of extra care they need, as well as the amount of support available from family and other caregivers. All these factors help us decide whether our program can accommodate your child. Please tell us prior to registering if any of these apply to your child.
Q: What if our patient has passed away?
A: We are so sorry for your loss. Please consider sending your patient’s siblings to Camp Hobé. Siblings from bereaved families may attend for three consecutive camp seasons after the patient passes. Siblings must meet health and age requirements (see above).
Q: How does Camp Hobé help my children?
A: Camp Hobé helps your children by addressing and relieving the psychological, social, and physical impact of cancer and similarly treated disorders. Camp lets kids use and rediscover their bodies by letting them do activities they cannot normally do. The high level of supervision and medical care we provide makes this possible. Camp lets your children be kids again and lets them spend time outside a serious environment playing and learning through play. Camp returns kids to a peer group that they may have missed during treatment. At camp, living with cancer and similarly treated disorders makes your children part of the crowd.
Q: How do I learn more?
Contact our office at 801-631-2742 or use the form below.
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