A Special Place for Courageous Kids
See the new Camp Courage site at Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center! Camp Courage Virtual Tour
Founded in 1994, Camp Courage creates an unforgettable recreational experience for children and teens with cancer or blood disorders from the Upstate of South Carolina, western North Carolina, and Northeast Georgia.
At Camp Courage, campers are free to play, laugh, explore, and grow in a normal developmentally appropriate way. Trained counselors and volunteers help to nurture the campers' self-confidence and provide therapeutic opportunities for individual development.
Staff of the BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center, a facility of the Greenville Health System's Children's Hospital, provides 24 hour medical supervision while children are at camp.
Camp Courage is a non-profit program supported by community and civic groups, businesses, colleges and universities, religious organizations, and individuals. For more information about Camp Courage please call (864) 455-8741.
ACTIVITIES AT CAMP:
CAN I HELP?
To see what items children with cancer and blood disorders need most now, please click here to visit Virtual Toy Drive.
This non-profit program needs your support. For more information on donating or volunteering, please call (864) 455-8741.
What Participants Say:
"I am so grateful for the opportunity to be with these wonderful, special kids. They live life to the fullest every minute of every day." Tina-Counselor
"There are lots of adventurous things to do! Everyone makes me and all the kids feel special. The staff and counselors are terrific and lots of fun! I wish I could go to Camp Courage all year long." Troy, 8 years old
"Camp Courage allows the children to be free of many of the limitations they encounter on a daily basis. I have peace of mind knowing the medical staff is on-site. The staff members go out of their way to make this a joyous time. Camp Courage has been a true blessing for both my son and for me." Sandra, Mother