We are a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a no cost outdoor camp experience to children diagnosed with cancer. We will provide the campers with challenge experiences designed to provide them with coping skills to deal with the challenges of living with cancer. The inspiration for Camp Courage came from my desire to share the outdoors with kids and seeing how it can change lives, as well as witnessing firsthand, the devastating effects that cancer can have. Camp Courage can hopefully give the participants a rich, rewarding experience far removed from their daily struggles.
Camp Courage will be housed at the Balarat Outdoor Education Center located near Jamestown Colorado, about 50 miles northwest of Denver. Balarat is the Denver Public Schools Outdoor Education Center and has been providing DPS students with outdoor experiences for over 40 years. The facility sits at an elevation of 7,500ft in the foothills above Boulder Colorado. The campers will be housed in dormatories and have access to the full 700 acres upon which Balarat exists. Denver Public Schools will not be part of Camp Courage, but only will be renting the site.