Celebrating our 26th year of programs!

For information regarding 2016 active programs please call the CJCF Camp Office at 410-531-0758

Welcome to the Carol Jean Cancer Foundation

Camp Friendship’s Volunteer Staff: A Labor of Love

Like most summer camps, each day at Camp Friendship is filled with lots of activities for the kids to choose from. These activities are run by a volunteer staff who take time off from work and time out of their regular summer routines to coordinate the activities and serve as camp counselors. They come from all walks of life and professions. Some are college students, some are school personnel and some are corporate professionals. But what all of the camp’s staff have in common is an extraordinary sense of dedication and considerable experience working with children. “They give their time, energy and compassion because they love these kids,” says Gough. After all, she adds, “kids battling cancer need extra care and love.”

Many of the staff find their time at Camp Friendship has a profound impact on their lives. “It totally changed my life,” says Nick Schor (long-time camp counselor). The kids inspired me with their 'we aren't going to let anything get in our way' attitude. It gave me a new purpose and a new direction." Debbie LaFond (clinical nurse specialist, Children's Hospital) also has been touched by her involvement. “It’s a really moving experience. It’s hard to put into words. It’s an experience that really changes your life,” she says.

"They give their time, energy and compassion because they love these kids."
-Bev Gough

For more information contact Beverly Gough at 410-531-0758 or email us at cjcf4kids@live.com.

Carol Jean Cancer Foundation, Inc. provides year-round programs and services free of charge for children with cancer and their families.
Member of Children’s Oncology Camping Association, International (COCA)
Registered with the Secretary of State of Maryland as a Charitable Organization Registration #4065
A Not-for-Profit Corporation under Federal Tax Exemption 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Federal Employer ID No. 52-1511891

Copyright © Carol Jean Cancer Foundation, Inc. 1986-2019. All rights reserved.