Iris Mini: Programs for Children When a Parent Has Cancer

On Belay Climb Away

On Belay is an adventure-based programs for youth (ages 8-18) who have a loved one diagnosed with cancer. Programs are offered year-long in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

Cancer Care for Kids

CancerCare for Kids hosts programs and events throughout the year to help families affected by cancer. Programs and events are facilitated by oncology social workers who specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families.

Angel Foundation’s Camp Angel

Angel Foundation’s camp located in Minnesota provides 3 days of peer support and activities for children and teens (ages 6 to 18) with a parent or caregiver who has or has had cancer.

Inheritance of Hope

Inheritance of Hope offers an all-expenses-paid experience where families with children under 18 create lifelong memories while receiving tools to navigate the challenges of a parent's life-limiting illness.

Camp Kesem

Camps for children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer. The week of summer camp is lead by local college students in the community and is offered throughout the USA.

The Children’s Treehouse Foundation

This six-week support program for children who have a parent or grandparent diagnosed with cancer offers programs for kids through teens. It also helps provides education and tips for parenting with cancer.