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Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

 

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Gold Ribbon Camp Since 2012

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KOA Care Camp Grant Recipient

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Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families. Camp exists for Vermont and Northern New York children (including other out-of-state children who are treated in Vermont), at no cost to their families.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta was founded in 1984 through the dedicated efforts of a small group of people lead by Sheara Billado, a pediatric oncology nurse at UVM Medical. Wanting a parent’s perspective to be core to the planning, she invited Ted and Debby Kessler to be a part of the group and before he knew it, Ted became the Camp Director. Both Ted and Debby wanted to recreate the mind/body healing experience their son Todd had at a cancer camp in New York State. Together, for over 30 years, Sheara, Ted and Debby fundraised, planned and built an outstanding non-profit organization that now owns its own property and runs year-round programs for children with cancer and their families.

Region: 1

Website: www.takumta.org

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/camptakumta/

Camp Video: https://vimeo.com/camptkt

Instagram Link: instagram.com/@camptakumta

Year-round various dates

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Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Patrick Gallivan
802-372-5863
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Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

PO Box 459
South Hero VT, USA 05486

Year-round various dates
Year-round various dates
1984
70
7-17, 0-6, and parents
65
Yes
No
Yes
0
One week, weekends, day programs
No
0
0
Yes
Winter weekends for campers, Reunion weekend, Parent weekends, siblings weekends, play groups, holiday parties
Yes
0
No
COCA-I
cocai.org
2012
Yes
No
Yes
Low Ropes, High Ropes, Inniatives, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Overnights, Sports, Cooking/Baking, Swimming, Fishing, Canoeing, Rock/wall climbing, Mountain Biking, Drama, Music
Costume Box
Yes
UVM Medical Center
No
No
Where Am I ?

Dennis DePaul
Executive Director
802-578-2275
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Dan Osman
Director of Development
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