Children on Similar Journey Bond During Summer Camp – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A week-long day camp brought some good to children affected by cancer.

Fort Worth-based Cancer Care Services last week hosted Camp Care for kids ages five to 14 who all have something in common.

Each has someone in their family who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The free camp helps children cope with the enormous stress that cancer brings in the family. Therapeutic support is provided, with campers given knowledge and education about their loved one’s diagnosis, then given tools — such as making coping kits — to take home to promote family communication and reduce anxiety.

The free camp also gave kids a chance to bond with others and talk about what’s going on in their lives and release some stress.

And perhaps the best part is that they should have some summer fun with horseback riding, canoeing, crafts, swimming and fishing.

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