Camp kicking off summer for children touched by cancer

Camp kicking off summer for children touched by cancer

Annual Camp Kicking Off Summer for
Children Touched by Cancer

This week Wellness House of Annapolis hosted its 8th Annual Paint Your Rainbow Summer Camp for over 30 children affected by cancer in their families, through a loved one with the disease. We were joined by wonderful – and generous – local businesses who gifted their time and resources for activities, including:

  • Therapeutic Song Writing with music therapist Sean Lane, Therapeutic Art with Artworks Studio, and Goat Yoga with Goat to be Zen Yoga
  • Exploring nature and critters with EcoAdventures, and reading stories with therapeutic dogs thanks to Caring Canines
  • Photography Scavenger Hunt with Wendy Preslan of NanaSue Photography, Irish Dancing with Junior LAOH Irish Dancers, and had Family Portraits thanks to Emily Schmitt Photography
  • Frozen treats thanks to Kona Ice, lunches thanks to Galway Bay, Papa John’s Pizza, Naval Bagels, Chick Fil A, Sam’s Club, and desserts thanks to Subway and Uncle Bob’s cookies

Campers learned mindfulness strategies, expressed themselves through art, and found new ways to resiliently cope with cancer in their families through music and friendship. They also identified strengths within themselves and others through photography. Thanks to generous community supporters, this was all at no cost to families at Wellness House of Annapolis.

For more on our camp, visit our Facebook page.