About our programs

From the moment a doctor utters the words “you have cancer”, time stands still and the images of that day are forever burned into memory. From that point forward, time accelerates and shuffling from appointment to appointment, hospital to hospital, and treatment to treatment takes over. A child’s perspective changes overnight, and everything is different at school, physically and emotionally, and he or she is instantly thrust into survival mode. But when children arrive at Camp One Step, everything changes once again. This time, life slows down as children are surrounded by other kids just like them. They share similar stories and inspiration is given free at every turn. New memories are etched into their lives and the kids get back to really living.

By offering fun, recreational and educational activities at camps held throughout the year, Camp One Step brings children together in a non-hospital setting where they find hope, support and understanding from their peers who understand a cancer diagnosis. Furthermore, we provide these camp opportunities for little to no cost to families. 

Up Coming Camps

Jul
30
Sun
2017
Whitewater Adventure Program @ Nantahala Outdoor Center
Jul 30 – Aug 5 all-day
Whitewater Adventure Program @ Nantahala Outdoor Center | Bryson City | North Carolina | United States

We focus on building survival skills through a variety of activities, including whitewater rafting, a ropes course with both high and low elements, rock climbing, fire building, campsite cooking, and tent living. Through this adventure, campers learn to work together to accomplish a variety of goals within the program: to respect and enjoy the power of water, and develop the skills and discipline necessary to survive in the great outdoors.

Sep
24
Sun
2017
Dude Ranch Camp @ Woodside Ranch
Sep 24 – Sep 30 all-day
Oct
6
Fri
2017
Family Camp @ Conference Point Center
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
Dec
27
Wed
2017
Winter Camp @ Conference Point Center
Dec 27 – Dec 31 all-day
Feb
3
Sat
2018
Utah Ski Program @ National Ability Center
Feb 3 – Feb 10 all-day
For Camper Families:

Thank you for your interest in participating in Camp One Step. We have eleven amazing programs throughout the year. Click here to learn more about all Camp One Step programs.

For Volunteers:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Camp One Step. Whether you have a weekend, week or flexible schedule throughout the year, our programs offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. Program volunteers are the key part of making Camp One Step programs happen . For more information on all of our volunteer opportunities. Click here to learn more

For our resource list, please click here. For our resource list in Spanish, please click here.

For questions, or to submit your forms:

Contact Darryl Perkins
Email: dperkins@onestepcamp.org
Fax:  312-878-7374 | Phone:  312-235-6838

From Camp One Step
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Summer Camp

2017 Dates: Week 1: July 8th-July 15th Week 2: July 15th -July 22nd
July 15th - July 22nd
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Seabees

2017 Dates: July 15th - July 22nd

Whitewater Adventure

2017 Dates: July 30th - August 5th

DUDE RANCH

2017 Dates: September 24th - September 30th
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Family Camp

2017 Dates: October 7th - October 9th
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Winter Camp

2017 Dates: December 27th - December 31st

Utah Ski Program

2018 Dates: February 3rd- February 10th
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Chicago Day Camp

Spring 2018 - Dates TBD

Washington D.C. Program

Spring 2019 - Dates TBD

BRAIN TUMOR FAMILY CAMP

May 2018 - Dates TBD
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Sibling Camp

June 2018 - Dates TBD