A Week at Summer Camp

Growing up, every youngster wants to go to summer camp. When children and their families face a diagnosis like cancer, enjoying exciting activities that others take for granted may be far from their minds. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Bangor YMCA recognize the importance of giving children a real summer camp experience through a partnership called Camp Hope.

Held at the YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan in Ellsworth, kids learn new skills and crafts and participate in swimming, hiking, and building campfires. They stave off mosquitos and sunburns with grins on their faces, as they play and learn with other kids in the same boat. With a healthcare team on hand from Northern Light Cancer Care, no one has to worry about medication schedules, or thinking about being sick.

Camp Hope is offered at no cost to kids thanks to the generous support of Heroes · Hope · Healing McDonald’s Golf Classic participants and sponsors as well as an anonymous donor.

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Giving By Organization

Acadia Hospital $1,149,247
AR Gould Hospital $129,913
Blue Hill Hospital $435,668
CA Dean Hospital $298,439
Eastern Maine Medical Center $1,627,277
Home Care & Hospice $480,453
Inland Hospital $527,606
Maine Coast Hospital $569,063
Mercy Hospital $5,285,189
Northern Light Health Foundation/ Eastern Maine Medical Center Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals $635,292
Sebasticook Valley Hospital $181,209
Total $11,319,356