OUR MiSSi♥N

KiDS NEED M♥RE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families & young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness.

“It’s just nice to connect with people like you do here, because everyone had similar experiences so it’s nice to know that there are other people that know what you went through”

– Talia Schandel (Medford, NY)

OUR ST♥RY

In 1990, a group of concerned parents created a camping experience for their children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings.  Camp Adventure now serves the east coast and tri-state area.  It remains one of the only camps of its kind to serve child cancer patients and siblings.

In 2013, a dedicated group of  Camp Adventure volunteers began KiDS NEED M♥RE (Motivational Recovery Environments, Inc.) to parent the camp and ensure its longevity.

With the help of many wonderful people, we will be able to continue Camp Adventure, where children coping with cancer can celebrate life in a safe and positive environment while providing respite for their families and caregivers.

With the love and support of so many amazing people we now provide other programs and services throughout the year for our kids and their families.

OUR PHiLOS♥PHY

At KiDS NEED M♥RE we believe that people and families coping with life-threatening illness and trauma need opportunities to enjoy normal day-to-day activities. For over 25 years, through the historic  Camp Adventure program, our volunteers have provided fun activities that foster peer relationships, independence and respite. We believe that fun heals.

At KiDS NEED M♥RE we believe that children and families coping with life threatening illness and trauma deserve to do more than just survive. They deserve to thrive!

Our programs and activities are designed to reunite siblings and allow parents time for respite. We create networks with other families that are facing similar experiences.