Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services

Charity Footprints Partner - Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services

213 West Institute Place, Suite 410, Chicago, IL, 60610 | Program Focus: Human Services


We empower kids who have cancer and their families

Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services is a leader in providing empowering, supportive, educational and fun experiences for children who have been diagnosed with cancer. We are the only local organization to offer 11 different programs throughout the year serving children and families who live in Illinois, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. Thanks to our 400 annual volunteers, including medical professionals, children who are in different stages of treatment have the ability to attend our One Step Programs. Over the last 45 years our organization has served more than 15,000 campers. We exist to heal scars that no one can see such as fear, isolation, depression, lack of support and no longer fitting in. Through community, support and shared experiences with peers, we deliver happy, pain free medicine called “camp." WE EMPOWER KIDS IMPACTED BY CANCER, ENCOURAGING THEM TO TAKE ON THE WORLD!

Our Mission

Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services believes that cancer should not prevent a child from enjoying the simple joys of childhood. When kids are diagnosed with cancer, childhood can swept away by appointments, treatments, and hospital visits for the child diagnosed and for their brothers and sisters. Camp One Step gives childhood back by providing free programs for children diagnosed with cancer and their families so they can enjoy fishing, arts and crafts, and games that promote inclusion. We are one of the very few organizations in the country who provide programming exclusively for children who have a sibling with cancer. During Sibling Camp, children who have a brother or sister with cancer can have fun, laugh, and and spend time with peers who understand their unique journey.