WHO ARE WE
Starting in 1985, Camp Rap-A-Hope is a non-profit organization that offers free fun through year round programs for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Camp Rap-A-Hope's largest event each year is a week-long summer camp for children ages 7 - 17. Each year, kids from all along the Gulf Coast meet together to experience the fun and excitement of a traditional summer camp. In addition to Camp Week, Camp Rap-A-Hope offers many other programs for the entire family. Camp Rap-A-Hope is a member of Children's Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I) and the American Camping Association (ACA).
Our largest event of the year, boys and girls ages 7 - 17 arrive for a full week of FUN with arts and crafts, horseback riding, high ropes course, swimming, boating, fishing, so much more, and of course Bacon! We strive to provide a normal camping experience for our campers and remind everyone that kids deserve to be kids.
May 31st- June 6th, 2020
Winter Weekend takes place at our sister camp, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, located in South Hero, Vermont. Starting in 2013, two graduating campers and two counselors fly north to experience a weekend in the snowy mountains of Vermont with fun activities like snowshoeing, games, ice skating, and broom-ball: a local favorite.
Our weekend dedicated just to sibling of children with cancer. Our campers get a glimpse of what Camp Week is like for their brother or sister, while having fun and trying new games and activities. Siblings ages
7 - 13 are invited to attend.
September 25th - 27th, 2020
March 13th-15th, 2020
DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP
Setting out from Zeke's Landing in Orange Beach, Alabama, join Camp as we spend the day out on the Gulf of Mexico fishing and soaking up the sun. Kids ages 9-18 who have or have had a cancer diagnosis are invited to come along. Transportation to and from Zeke's Landing is provided free of charge.
September 20th, 2020
An entirely new take on Camp, Teen Weekend is offered only to campers 15-18 who have or have had a cancer diagnosis. The weekend is a time to chill and catch up with Camp friends old and new.
February 21st - 23rd, 2020
FAMILY FUN DAY
A day filled with all of the fun of a Camp Program but made for the entire family. Bring the whole gang for an afternoon of music, crafts, food, games, and of course, FUN! All campers future, current, and past are invited along with parents, guardians, and siblings.
February 23rd, 2020