A smiling Eleanor shows off her new locks at ASK Summer Enrichment Camp
Fun and friendship ruled at this year's ASK Summer Enrichment Camps. Over the course of three weeks, 73 kids, including 15 new smiling faces, enjoyed a week of hands-on activities, playing games, and just being silly.
Many of our returning campers were happy to see their ASK friends and to catch up on recent happenings -- like having hair again! You know, that new, super-soft hair that everyone wants to touch.
Your support of ASK provided campers with the chance to enjoy tie-dying t-shirts, painting, yoga, performing with hand bells, and even a few impromptu dance parties.
"What makes camp so special to me is helping children with cancer focus on just being a kid," shared Alma Morgan, ASK educational coordinator and camp leader. "Whether it's a 16-year-old diagnosed a decade ago or a 6-year-old undergoing chemotherapy, our kids come to camp and feel like they're a normal kid because during other times in their life, they are the kid with cancer."
In asking the kids what they would like for next year's camp, there was a resounding request for more bingo, art projects, robotics - and, adding another week of camp!