Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Year Round Programs:

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Winter Weekends

Our winter weekend programs are filled with all the fun and friendships of our summer residential program, but are only a weekend long.  Campers will have the opportunity to try great outdoor activities if they choose. Some of the activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and sleigh rides. At winter weekend the campers will have a choice of an indoor and outdoor activity each hour.

2021 Program Dates:

Winter Weekend- Middle Campers
January 8 – 10, 2021
(NOTE: Campers & Volunteers BOTH arrive on Friday)

Winter Weekend- Youngest Campers
February 5 – 7,  2021
(NOTE: Campers & Volunteers BOTH arrive on Friday)

Winter Weekend- Oldest Campers
March 12 – 14, 2021
(NOTE: Campers & Volunteers BOTH arrive on Friday)

Population Served

Children ages 7-17 who have or have had cancer and either live in the State of Vermont or are treated in the State of Vermont.

Program Length

Friday night – Sunday afternoon

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s MOMs Retreat

During this weekend, we have great plans for the mothers of children who have or have had cancer – we will offer these moms a relaxing weekend which will include spa treatments, relaxation, pampering and discussion sessions. Walks and great food are also on the agenda.

This weekend is being offered free of charge to all of our moms who have had a child attend our camp. However, space is limited to only 20 moms.

2021 Dates

April 9 – 11, 2021

 

Population Served

Mothers who have had a child participate in a Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Program.  This program is open to mothers of children up to age 17 and have or have had cancer and either live in the State of Vermont, or Northern New York or are treated in Vermont.

Program Length

One Weekend

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Annual Celebration

Annual Celebration

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta holds an annual reunion to welcome back our campers and their families prior to our summer camp!  This is a fun afternoon filled with face painting, music, a BBQ and lots more!

2021 Date

May 23, 2021 or June 6, 2021 – TBD

Population Served

Campers who have attended one of Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s programs during the year, their families and Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s year-round volunteers.

Program Length

One day

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Summer Week

Our signature program is a week-long summer session where kids partake in traditional camp activities such as swimming, athletics, a ropes course and use their creativity in arts & crafts. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as rock climbing expeditions, hot-air balloon rides, formal dances as well as cruises on beautiful Lake Champlain.

2021 Dates

July 25 – July 31, 2021

(Note: volunteers arrive on July 24, 2021)

Population Served

Children ages 7-17 who have or have had cancer and live in the State of Vermont or are treated in the State of Vermont.

Program Length

One week (Sunday- Saturday)

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Siblings Weekend

2021 Dates

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 10 – 12, 2021

(NOTE: Sibs & Volunteers BOTH arrive on Friday)

The program includes 2 nights in the cabins, lots of fun, games, activities, yummy food, lunch, prizes, new & renewed friendships and lots of opportunity to connect with other siblings.

Population Served

This Program is open to children ages 7 to 17 who have a sibling who has, or has had cancer and has attended Camp TKT’s Summer Program.

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

Exchange Program with Camp RAP-A-HOPE in Mobile, AL

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero, Vermont and Camp Rap-A-Hope in Mobile, Alabama are the first pediatric oncology camps to create an exchange program.

Each year campers and counselors from Camp Rap-A-Hope come to Vermont to participate in one of our Winter Programs in March. In exchange, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta sends campers and counselors down to Camp Rap-A-Hope for their Teen Weekend held in February!

This is an excellent way for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s campers to experience Camp Rap-A-Hope.  They create lifelong memories and make new friends.

Population Served

Children at least age 17 who have successfully completed at least one year of our traditional summer program or a Winter Weekend. Children must have graduated from Camp Ta-Kum-Ta within the past year.

Program Length

Friday- Monday

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

 

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Dads Coffee Hour or Meet-up – Virtual Style

This special time is being offered to dads who have had a child participate in a Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Program.  This program is open to dads of children up to age 17 and have or have had cancer and either live in the State of Vermont, or Northern New York or are treated in Vermont.

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

2020 Dates

October 3, 2020

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Dad’s Weekend

2021 Dates

October 1 – 3, 2021

Population Served

Dads who have had a child participate in a Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Program.  This program is open to dads of children up to age 17 and have or have had cancer and either live in the State of Vermont, or Northern New York or are treated in Vermont.

Program Length

One Weekend

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

 

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Halloween Party – Virtual Style

Our Halloween party is filled with all the fun and friendships of our other year-round programs, but this will be our first year to hold the Halloween Party – Virtual Style.  Stay tuned for all the surprises Camp TKT has planned for this Spooktacular evening.

2020 Date

October 17, 2020

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Halloween Party

Our Halloween party is filled with all the fun and friendships of our other year-round programs, but this event opens Camp Ta-Kum-Ta up to not only the campers but also to their families. This year’s event includes fun, games, great festive food, dancing to our DJ’s great jams, and again this year we’ll be Trick-or-Treating though the Cabin Village!

2021 Date

October 23, 2021

Population Served

Children ages up to 17 who have or have had cancer and either live in the State of Vermont or are treated in the State of Vermont, their families and Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s year-round volunteers.

Program Length

5:00-7:30 PM

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

 

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Holiday Party – Virtual Style

2020 Date

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Please check back for information on our virtual style Holiday Party.  We are still planning this event and will share the details as they become available.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Holiday Party

Our Holiday party is filled with all the fun and friendships of our other year-round programs, but this event opens Camp Ta-Kum-Ta up to not only the campers but also to their families. This event takes place from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.  It allows campers and their families the opportunity to eat festive food, participate in fun activities and try great outdoor activities. Some of the activities will be: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and sleigh rides.

2021 Date

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Population Served

Children ages up to 17 who have or have had cancer and either live in the State of Vermont or are treated in the State of Vermont, their families and Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s year-round volunteers.

Program Length

2:30-5:00PM

If you should have any questions about this program, please contact the Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Office at (802) 372-5863.

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Playgroups

2020 Playgroup was a little different than other years.  The supplies and programmatic information has gone out to all playgroup families so they have everything they need to participate at their own pace.

2021 Dates

January 23, 2021

March 20, 2021

June 26, 2021

September 18, 2021

Population Served

Children 0-6 years of age who have or have had cancer.  Parent or adult must be present with child to attend the program.  Siblings who are 6 and under may also attend.

 

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