Founders of Kids Need More Johnny Ray & Melissa Firmes-Ray
Photo by Ed Shin
Long Island-based charitable organization Kids Need More held its annual Camp Adventure, a free one-week sleep away camp at Timber Lake West located in Roscoe, NY, in August.
Every year Camp Adventure has a theme with over-the-top events, such as personal fireworks shows, concerts, and carnivals. This year’s theme was dedicated to the 1990’s. The camp is completely run by volunteers, including the medical team. A dedicated team of healthcare professionals have even allowed children who are critically ill to experience camp. This landmark children’s oncology camp is “More” than a program to its members; it is what Camp Adventure is lovingly referred to as our “Camp Family.”
About Camp Adventure
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. The programs and activities are designed to reunite siblings and allow parents time for respite. For more information, visit kidsneedmore.org.