“I have been blessed to witness thousands of children who have cancer, sickle cell disease and hemophilia attend camp and learn new skills, make lifelong friendships and continue to support each other through their teen years and into adulthood.”
- Jacquelyn P. Sauls, camp director for Camps Rainbow and Hope, and Director of Rainbow Services/Child Life for ECU Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
"I basically grew up here. I matured a lot here. I met lifetime friends here, basically what I call my brothers and my sisters. It just a place where you can always come back and relax. You always look forward to coming back to camp.”
- Tre McAllister, 1st year camp counselor
Tre is attending ECU in the fall as a biology major and hopes to become a pediatric oncologist. He was diagnosed with non-hodgkin lymphoma when he was 12 and has been in remission for about four years.
Until 2005 Camps Rainbow and Hope were held during consecutive weeks, but fundraising issues over the past 12 years led to downsizing the number of campers and holding both camps simultaneously.