Overview of One Thousand Cranes Camp
One Thousand Cranes Camp provides a sanctuary where children ages 7-15 years of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds can enjoy being a kid. They can laugh and play, sing and shout, interact and bond with other children with similar illnesses and challenges, and — at least temporarily — forget about their problems while learning important life skills.
Each summer, One Thousand Cranes Camp will provide hundreds of children opportunities to participate in arts and crafts, sports, swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, poetry, horseback riding, and caring for onsite camp animals. Special emphasis is placed on a healthy living cycle, including hands-on learning about organic farming and nutritious eating, free of pesticides that can damage developing children’s health.
The Camp will hold special events such as a Gala, Pow-Wow, Camp Dance, Awards Night, Carnivale, and “Cabin Chats.” These events provide valuable opportunities for campers to perform, celebrate life, make lasting friendships, and give each other inspiration and support.
Camping activities are inherently enjoyable and therapeutic. However, we believe the essential camp experience not only enhances our children’s enjoyment, but also contributes to their physical and emotional well-being. A session at One Thousand Cranes Camp gives special needs children and disadvantaged children a crucial boost in self- esteem, and important tools to take home and help them face their ongoing challenges.