Camp Genesis

Camp Genesis 2022

A FREE overnight camp for kids entering grades 4-9 affected by cancer in their family.Combined Logos for Camp Genesis

At Camp Genesis, kids who are impacted by cancer have the opportunity to be kids again. Many of the children who have been affected by cancer are forced to grow up very quickly. Camp Genesis is 100% FREE to children impacted by cancer thanks to the generous support of Genesis Cancer Care Institute through funding from Genesis Foundation.  This includes a FREE week of residential (overnight) camp at Camp Shalom in Maquoketa, IA where they can get to know other kids impacted by cancer while also having fun with activities like archery, canoeing, rope courses, campfire circles, camp songs, swimming, etc. Camp Genesis also includes group activities with Gilda’s Club Quad Cities staff to talk about cancer and emotions as well as a day trip to learn through a hands on tour of the Genesis Cancer Care Institute to meet with doctors and staff and see everything involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as time to ask questions in a safe environment to help make the cancer journey less frightening .  As a parent, you will be able to know that your child is in a safe environment and building relationships with other campers who are going through similar situations.

Important Dates

Applications Due: May 20,2022
Camp Genesis:
June 19 – June 24, 2022

How to Apply

Applications are due by May 20, 2022. You can download a fillable PDF application HERE or request a paper application by email kcraft@gildasclubqc.org or by calling Kelly Craft at 563-326-7504. Completed applications can be emailed to kcraft@gildasclubqc.org or mailed to:

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities (c/o Kelly Craft)
600 John Deere Road, Suite 101
Moline, IL 61265

Do you have questions? Call Kelly Craft at 563-326-7504 or email kcraft@gildasclubqc.org.