Camp Hope is sponsored by KyMel, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established in 2015. It is the mission of KyMel, Inc to support families living with, through and beyond the cancer experience. Our goal is to provide connecting experiences for families on the cancer journey.
Our flagship programs include Camp Hope and Camp SIBsational.
Camp Hope, which has been held yearly since 1983, is a camp for youth who have, or have had, cancer. Camp SIBsational, which started in 2019, is a camp dedicated to the siblings of youth with cancer.
Camp Hope is accredited by the American Camp Association which ensures that the highest in safety standards are maintained for camp. We have proudly maintained continuous accreditation since 2002, the first year we applied. Camp SIBsational will apply for accreditation in 2019 (first camp) but is held at a campground that is ACA-accredited. For more information, visit their website at http://www.acacamps.org/
In addition, Camp Hope is proud to be a member of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I).