We are very excited to unveil an updated camping adventure called Camp Sparkle! This special week-long, residential (sleep-away) camp opportunity is designed for children entering grades 2-10 who are directly impacted by a current cancer diagnosis in their immediate family (loved one currently in treatment or within a year of treatment).  Camp Sparkle is a free opportunity thanks to the generosity of Molyneaux and many generous donors.

This year Camp Sparkle will be held from June 18-23, 2017 at Camp Shalom located at 6262 Caves Road Maquoketa, IA 52060.  Campers can expect a variety of creative and fun activities throughout the week like swimming, archery, caving (older campers), human foosball, campfires, and much more!  Another unique component to this specialty camp is the opportunity for your child to explore & express through different activities how cancer impacts their life in a daily group time with Gilda’s Club staff.  Similarly, campers will take a field trip to Genesis Cancer Care Institute where they will explore through hands-on learning stations what their loved ones’ experience (activities may include sunscreen awareness, physical therapy, mock infusion, radiation, etc).  The unique bond that the campers have will help them share and learn from one another as they become the experts in their cancer journey.  Perhaps one of the greatest experiences gained from residential camp will be the life-long friendships your child may make with other campers!

On behalf of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, Camp Shalom, Molyneaux, and our donors, we look forward to spending a week with your child at Camp Sparkle!  To learn more about Camp Sparkle at Camp Shalom, please go to http://www.campshalomia.org/summer-camp/camp-shalom-brochure/.  Please refer to Outpost & Villager Information for our cabin information.  Attached, please find the Camp Sparkle Application, which is due no later than May 11, 2017. A committee will determine the campers selected to attend Camp Sparkle for 2017.  Families will be notified by week of May 15, 2017.  A Camp Readiness Dinner will be held on 23 May 2017 for selected campers/family at Gilda’s Club at 5:30 pm.

For Camp Sparkle consideration, please return the application form to:

Gilda’s Club
c/o Anita
1234 E. River Drive
Davenport, IA 52803

Or by email to: anita@gildasclubqc.org


Click here for the 2017 application form.

Call Anita Shaft at (563) 326-7504 or email anita@gildasclubqc.org.