Camp Cartwheel instructor Goomba aides
Buzz in archery at Camp Cartwheel

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1993 to provide social, emotional, educational and psychological support services and programs to families of all children diagnosed with a life-threatening or critical illness.

As the Foundation worked with families, they saw a need for more than just counseling and financial help. The children needed something to look forward to; time to just be children, to forget about hospitals, clinics and diseases, to have fun with their brothers and sisters.

In 1996, the Foundation’s Camp Cartwheel began providing medically supervised, cost-free camping in the mountains for children with critical illnesses and their siblings--fun-filled days of swimming, canoeing, scuba diving, hiking, arts and crafts, karate, horseback riding, archery, fencing, paintball, nature study and a talent show.

Camp Cartwheel is currently funded for approximately 150 children for a five-day camp retreat at the Torino Ranch west of Las Vegas.

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