Camp Happy Days, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and services to South Carolina’s children diagnosed with cancer and their families, today announced that they have moved into their new home at 933 Dupont Road (Charleston, 20407).
The 4,500 square foot facility will offer on-site programs like play and art therapy, yoga, team building exercises, overnight lock-ins, drop-in sessions with staff, pre-teen and teen clubs, movie nights and more.
The new building will provide a landing spot for the many children and families who travel to MUSC for cancer treatment from outside the tri-county area and offer families a place to visit, relax, play, and interact with each other and Camp Happy Days staff. It will give families a necessary respite, away from the hospital.
“Cancer is lonely and scary and a million other awful things, but Camp Happy Days gives our family an opportunity to escape and have fun and build memories outside of the hospital,” said Amy Eacho, a Camp Happy Days parent.
The new facility will also strengthen the organization’s summer camp, held at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, by providing year-round space for volunteer training, program planning, and storage. At Camp Happy Days, kids discover the power within them–as they share life-changing experiences with kids just like themselves who are battling cancer.
“This space allows us to offer frequent, consistent programs and activities that truly meet the needs of our families,” said executive director Cindy Hay Johnson.
Donations of all sizes are needed to cover build-out expenses, movie screens, video and other games, kitchen supplies, picnic tables, playground equipment, outdoor furniture, folding tables and chairs, conference table, storage spaces, athletic equipment, and more.
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