Camp iHope is a fun and therapeutic camp for Medical City Children’s Hospital cancer patients and their siblings. A child's difficult health journey affects the entire family, which is why brothers and sisters are also welcome to attend. The week-long summer camp experience gives the kids a reprieve from the everyday reality of living with cancer. Started by Medical City Children’s Hospital, the camp was created for children to have a place near Dallas to reunite with fellow patients, siblings and staff. 

Camp iHope entered its sixth year in Summer 2016, and its theme was centered around the Dr. Seuss book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. Campers enjoyed a plethora of activities, including zip lining, a spa day, rock wall climbing, racing remote control cars, canoeing, arts and crafts, along with other traditional camp activities (swimming, fishing, etc.). Campers also prepared for a Dr. Seuss-themed carnival that marked the halfway mark of camp. 

Campers join together for a happy and uplifting group song during lunch at Camp iHope's 2016 session.

Campers enjoy the thrill of zip lining through forested areas at Camp iHope.

Photos from Camp iHope 2016

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Some camp iHope campers and counselors pose by the banner at the beginning of camp.

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Campers enjoying an afternoon at the pool at Camp iHope.

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One of the featured activities at Camp iHope 2016 included Traxxas remote-controlled car racing.

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Canoeing and other traditional camp activities are some of many things for campers to experience during their week at Camp iHope.

About Camp iHope

Camp iHope, an independent 501(c)(3) affiliated with Medical City Children’s Hospital, serves children with cancer and their siblings by providing them an opportunity to take a break from cancer and experience a normal summertime activity. Camp iHope is free for our campers and supported by donations and volunteer staff members. Our medical/nursing staff is provided by Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Oncology. Their medical supervision and high quality care allow more children to experience camp, like those who otherwise couldn’t because they may require chemotherapy or are at risk for bleeding or infection.