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COCA-I is strengthening the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, education, and advocacy since 1982. COCA-I member camps proudly served the needs of over 35,500 campers in 2014.
COCA-I & KOA Care Camps Strategic Partnership
In 2014 the Children's Oncology Camping Association, Intl. (COCA-I) formed a strategic partnership with KOA Care Camps (KOACC) with a mission to “To better serve children with cancer and facilitate a life changing camp experience to those wishing to participate.“
Welcome New Board Members for 2016!
The COCA-I membership voted and elected 2 new board members: Marilyn Scalf, John Hopkins Camp Sunrise, Baltimore, MD, and Tyler Olsen, Camp Magical Moments, Swan Valley, ID.
In addition, we would like to welcome Member-at-Large Brian Crater, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, San Diego, CA, and Special Appointees Allen Brockman, Camp Rainbow Foundation, St. Louis MO., and Matt Ruttler, Camp No Worries/Camp Happy Times.
2015 COCA-I Awards!
Take a few minutes to learn more about these special people!
- Region 2 - Julie Salemno
- Region 4 - Lauren Moskowitz
- Region 5 - Terri Boyce
- Region 6 - Dr. Kent Jolly
- Region 7 - Dr. Cathy Oster
- Region 9 - Liz Stableford
Highlights of 2015 Member Survey
2015 Camping Experiences Estimate – 35,500
- 10% increase in COCA-I membership 83 to 92 camps (about 1,000 kids)
- 44% of responding camps reported that enrollment was higher than 2014 (about 1,500 kids)
- Estimate More than 38,000 Camping Experiences in 2015!
Programs Offered during 2015
- 9 of 10 camps offer Weeklong camps
- 5 of 10 camps offer Sibling camps
- 4 of 10 camps offer Weekend camps
- 4 of 10 camps offer Family programs
- 4 of 10 camps offer Teen programs
Congrats 2015 Gold Ribbon Camps
COCA-I is pleased to announce that the following camps achieved Gold Ribbon status in 2015!
|Camp Good Days and Special Times|
|Camp Happy Days|
|Camp Rainbow Gold|
|Camp Rising Sun|
|Camp Sunshine Dreams||
|Kids Need More Camp Adventure|
|Seany's Camp Reach for the Sky|
|Sunrise Day Camp Long Island|
|Sunrise Day Camp Pearl River|
The Importance of COCA-I Branding
Building your camp brand is all about building credibility -- COCA-I can help! When you include the COCA-I logo and a short description of our mission, you give your camp a boost and show your supporters and camp families that you're part of oncology camping on an international scale. That makes you look good!
Plus it enhances your camp's mission by helping website visitors who are outside your service area find a camp program that is local to them. Then everyone - you, us, and kids with cancer - benefits. Its a win, win, win!