Hospital Outreach Program

Hospital Outreach Program (HOP)

In an effort to become a comprehensive and fully-accessible program, Camp SAM’s latest initiative is to take camp to those children too sick to leave the hospital. The Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) was introduced in the summer of 2012. Patients participate in many of the activities they would at on-site camp.

Today our presence is once a week on the Hematology/Oncology floor and once a month in the outpatient clinic at Children’s of Alabama. In partnership with Hope and Cope, we spend time providing in-hospital camping adventures and activities for patients and their families throughout the entire year. Many of HOP’s activities mirror the beloved programs that occur at the seven annual camp sessions. These activities are designed to stimulate the senses and improve quality of life while also having educational components.
Ways to support HOP