News

23
Jul

Summer Camp 2016 Camper Confirmation Materials

This summer promises to be exciting and action packed, filled with activities.  You might be wondering about the theme for Special Days this summer! It has been a MYSTERY! A few people have asked, “What’s the STORY? The theme is…Special Days: Cover to Cover.  We are going to dive into all of your favorite books and stories! Whether you like fantasy, Sci-Fi, Anime, fairy tales, mysteries, humor or romance (just kidding! That would be inappropriate!), we will have an awesome time telling stories and choosing our own adventures! From the first day to the last, we have plotted out a spectacular week of page turning fun! What’s that? Reading isn’t your thing? No problem! The best stories are the ones we act out or hear around a campfire! CAN’T WAIT to see you at Special Days: Cover to Cover!

Attached please find the camper confirmation materials which include a packing list, driving directions, check in times and much more.

If your child(ren) are riding the bus then we’ve attached the details for our transportation service below.  This document includes drop off / pick up times and the address for the locations we serve in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing.  Please plan to arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the scheduled time so we may remain on schedule, unfortunately, the bus will not be able to wait for families that do not arrive by the listed departure times.

Summer 2016 Camper Confirmation Packet

Summer 2016 Bus Information

14
Jun

15th Annual Golf Outing

Please join Special Days Camps for the 15th Annual Golf Outing located at Travis Point Country Club on Monday, July 11th.

8:30 a.m.– Registration, Golf Clinic, Brunch & Open golf range
10:00 a.m.– Shotgun start
3:00 p.m.– VIP Cocktails, Spouse Reception, Scoreboard on the patio, Silent Auction
4:00 p.m.– Dinner, Open Bar, Live & Silent Auction / Program

Registration for the entire day is $175 per person (dinner only is $50).

For more information, please contact Erin Lamb at erin.lamb@specialdays.org.

29
Nov

Team Kendal Kidz make $25,000 donation!

Smiles for today. Hope for tomorrow.

John and Heather Lividini recently presented a check to Special Days Camps in the amount of $25,000 making them one of our largest donors in 2015.  It’s only with support of organizations like Team Kendal Kidz that we are able continue to operate our program and we can’t thank them enough for believing in our mission.

Team Kendal Kidz is dedicated to giving kids with cancer SMILES for today and HOPE for tomorrow.  SMILES for today will come from sending children with cancer to Special Days Camp. Special Days is located in Montague, Michigan and is a place where kids can be kids again.  HOPE for tomorrow will be in our research dollars donated to Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Our donations will go directly to the University of Minnesota’s current use funds for pediatric cancer research.

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18
Nov

Support Camp While You Shop!

SDC-amazonsmileDo you shop at Amazon.com? If so, then consider using smile.amazon.com! It’s the same Amazon.com, except that when you shop at smile.amazon.com and select Special Days Camps as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to camp! There is no additional cost to you.

4
Nov

Winter Camp Applications

Camper and Staff Applications for Winter Camp 2016 have been posted! Please return your completed applications as soon as possible, space at Winter Camp is limited. Don’t miss out!

Camper Applications.

Staff Applications.

Winter Camp is January 29-31, 2016 at YMCA Camp Pendalouan.

14
Aug

2016 Camp Dates

We are excited you may be interested in sending your child to camp! Applications will be available to download from our website. We expect to fill our programs this summer and possibly have a wait list for some age groups so encourage you fill out your application and return it as soon as possible.

Winter Camp 2016: January 29 – 31, 2016

Partners Summer Camp 2016: Sunday, August 7 – Sunday, August 14 (siblings of children who have been diagnosed with cancer)

Special Days Summer Camp 2016: Sunday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20 (children who have been diagnosed with cancer)

Are you at least 19 years of age and interested in joining our volunteer staff? Interested staff members may download an application on our website. Included in the application packet is information about the positions and opportunities available.

 

20
Jun

Check out our new site!

We are thrilled to publish a new website for Special Days Camps! Much of the work to update our site was done in just one day by a group from Hackathon for Social Good. Special Days Camps thanks these volunteers for their time and efforts! We love our new site, and hope that you do too.

19
May

Annual Golf Outing Set for July 13

The annual Special Days Children’s Cancer Camp golf outing on is Monday July 13th, at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor! A new venue and loads of fun are guaranteed this year, thanks to our corporate sponsor AutoTrader.com, who has again stepped up to help insure that we continue the Special Days Camp mission of providing a medically safe camp for children with cancer and their siblings. We have also lowered the price in 2015, to help those who want to support our camp but were being priced out of participating.

Check out the Golf Outing Information Flyer and sign-up/sponsorship information that is VERY IMPORTANT to our mission of allowing kids to be kids in a medically safe environment. Please help spread the word around that we need golfers and sponsors!

Jim Carey
Executive Director

2
Feb

2015 Camp Dates

We are excited you may be interested in sending your child to camp this summer! Applications are available to download from our website. We expect to fill our programs this summer and possibly have a wait list for some age groups so encourage you fill out your application and return it as soon as possible.

Partners Summer Camp 2015: Sunday, August 2nd – Saturday, August 8th (siblings of children who have been diagnosed with cancer)

Special Days Summer Camp 2015: Saturday, August 8th – Saturday, August 15th (children who have been diagnosed with cancer)

Are you at least 19 years of age and interested in joining our volunteer staff? Interested staff members may download an application on our website. Included in the application packet is information about the positions and opportunities available.

24
Sep

Hackathon for Social Good

In one day, our site has been revamped! Thanks Hackathon for Social Good!