A team of technicians from Pediatric Hair Solutions provided free lice head check services for campers attending Camp CARE. Camp CARE provides a week long summer camp for children who have, or have had cancer. Camp CARE (Cancer Ain’t Really the End) provides support, fun and friendship for children and family’s throughout their journey. The camp believes a child is first and foremost, a child – not just a cancer patient.
Pediatric Hair Solutions provides head check services on camp intake days for some of the largest camps in North and South Carolina. Head checks on intake day prevent the spread of head lice in the camp environment.
More than 180 campers took part in Camp CARE this summer. The camp is located on Lake Lure. The summer camp is for kids in all stages of the treatment journey: on- or off-treatment, in remission or fighting relapse, no symptoms or side effects and those with physical and mental challenges.
The week of summer summer camp allows campers the chance to get away from the realities of living with cancer, while still being under medical supervision at all times. The camp is staffed by volunteers, many of whom are medical professionals.
Campers participate in camp activities like tubing, arts & crafts, swimming, a talent show, a dance, and so much more! Most importantly, campers have the chance to meet new friends and connect with others who are undergoing the same things that they are going through.
Camp CARE was founded in 1985 by a group of healthcare professionals. The camp is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded entirely by donations. All activities, including summer camp, are free of charge to all families. Camp expenses are more than $500 per child. Each year, the camp serves more than 200 campers and their families receiving treatment from Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital and Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.
Camp CARE is available to families affected by cancer thanks to the generous donations. Click here if you are interested in donating to Camp CARE.