08/27/2017 - Camp Hope Weekend For Cancer Survivors
“Livin’...Laughin’…Survivin’” These simple words hold a powerful message for cancer survivors and their support persons who attend Regional West Cancer Services’ annual Camp Hope weekend. For the past 24 years, Camp Hope has given hope and strength to cancer survivors, their families and friends, and the professional staff who provide the program.
Camp Hope is a free, three-day camp for cancer survivors and their support persons sponsored by Regional West. It will be held on Friday, August 25 through August 27 at Trails West YMCA Camp in Scottsbluff. Camp counselors include Regional West physicians, nurses, therapists, clergy, counselors, pharmacists, social workers, associates, and volunteers.
Camp Hope gives cancer survivors an opportunity to explore the hopeful side of cancer while providing a vacation from everyday stress and worry. Participants attend group sessions to learn skills for coping with cancer and its after-effects while enhancing their quality of life. The program incorporates a holistic approach by including sessions that address issues of the mind, body, and spirit.