Weekly Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) Activities on 8QB and BMTU
HOP includes weekly activities in the hospital to provide a respite and refuge from the hospital setting for children and their families during their treatment. Children are introduced to camp staff and traditions while being able to have fellowship and build a sense of community with other inpatient campers. Activities include cooking, crafts, painting, making buttons, bingo, photo booth, and other beloved camp activities.
Monthly Camp SAM Parent Lunches
Camp SAM hosts a parent lunch once a month in the Children’s Hospital 8 QB Conference Room. These lunches are for the parents of children who are inpatient for cancer treatment. The purpose of these lunches is for parents to meet other parents, learn about Camp SAM, enjoy a free meal and take a break from hospital life!
Elevate Gymnastics Meet, Friday, January 22nd
Free tickets for patients, up to age 18 and their families for the Alabama vs. Auburn gymnastics meet at the BJCC in Birmingham, AL.
Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, January 31st
Free tickets for involved camp families with patients, ages 12 and under to attend the Greatest Show on E.arth!
On Therapy Family Camp, May 20-22nd
For on therapy patients and siblings, (up to age 18) and their parents
Sibling Camp, June 3-5th
For brothers and sisters ages 6-18 (sorry, no patients)
Youth Weeklong Camp, June 6-11th
For patients, ages 6-12
Jr./Sr. Weekend Camp, July7-10th
This extended weekend camp (Thur.-Sun.) is for on or off therapy incoming high school juniors and seniors and students who have just graduated from high school
Teen Weeklong Camp, July 11-16th
For patients, age 13 to incoming high school sophomores
Young Adult Retreat, August 12-14th
For childhood cancer survivors that are now ages 19-30
Off Therapy Family Camp, August 19-21st
For off therapy patients and siblings,(up to age 18) and their parents
Disney on Ice, November TBA
Free tickets for involved camp families to attend the show
Christmas Party, December 4th
This dessert party is for families on our mailing list. All Camp SAM Board Members and volunteers are also invited. Each child (patient and sibling) attending the party can visit with Santa and receive a gift. The party is held on a Sunday afternoon at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center.