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.

2020 Program Dates:

Winter Weekend- Middle Campers
January 10 – 12, 2020
(NOTE: Campers & Volunteers BOTH arrive on Friday)

Winter Weekend- Youngest Campers
February 7 – 8, 2020
(NOTE: Campers & Volunteers BOTH arrive on Friday)

Winter Weekend- Oldest Campers
March 13 – 15, 2020
(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.

2020 Dates

April 17 – 19, 2020

 

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!

2020 Date

May 31, 2020

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.

2020 Dates

July 26 – August 1, 2020

(Note: volunteers arrive on July 25, 2020)

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

2020 Dates

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2020

(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.

2020 Dates

Teen Weekend in Mobile, Alabama February 21 – 23, 2020

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 Weekend

We will have our 3rd Annual Dad’s Weekend in 2019.  This weekend is being offered free of charge to our dads who have had a child attend our camp. Dad’s weekend consists of challenging sports activities, a construction project, relaxation and lots of exceptional food.  However, space is limited to only 20 dads.  

2020 Dates

October 2 – 4, 2020

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

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!

2020 Date

October 17, 2020

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

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.

2019 Date

Sunday, December 8, 2019

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 Dates

January 18, 2020

April 11, 2020

June 13, 2020

September 19, 2020

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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