Camp Genesis 2024

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Camp Genesis 2024

For an application to be considered, both the Application and Youth Participant form must be submitted. To download a PDF version, click here

Submit Application/Youth Participant Forms through links above, or email completed copies to Completed forms can also be dropped off at either of the Clubhouse locations or mailed to this address:

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities (c/o Nora Bosslet)

1351 W. Central Park Ave, Suite 200
Davenport, IA 52804

Families will be notified of their camp acceptance the week of May 24th. 

Camp Readiness Dinner will be hosted at the Davenport Clubhouse Thursday, May 30th from 6pm-7pm. Camp Shalom staff will provide information on what to expect during camp and answer all questions. This dinner is for both parents and campers.


A cartoon of Gilda Radner roasting a marshmallow over a fire in front of 2 pine trees.

At Camp Genesis, kids impacted by cancer can be kids again. Many of these children grow up quickly due to cancer. Camp Genesis is entirely free for these kids, thanks to Genesis Cancer Care Institute’s generous support through the Genesis Foundation. It offers a free week of residential camp at Camp Shalom in Maquoketa, IA. Here, they can bond with other kids affected by cancer and enjoy activities like archery, canoeing, rope courses, campfires, songs, swimming, and more.

Camp Genesis also includes group activities with Gilda’s Club Quad Cities staff, where they can discuss cancer and emotions. There’s a day trip to the Genesis Cancer Care Institute for a hands-on tour, meeting doctors and staff, and learning about cancer diagnosis and treatment. Kids can ask questions in a safe environment to ease their cancer journey.

As a parent, you can rest assured that your child is in a safe environment and forming relationships with others facing similar situations.

Camp Genesis is open to kids going into 4th – 9th grade. Reach out to the Program Team if you have any questions at or (563) 326-7504.

To see photos from Camp Genesis 2023, check out our image gallery!

We are so grateful for our fabulous sponsors!