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Cancer treatment and survivorship can feel very isolating for everyone in the family. Social connection with others who understand the unique challenges along the cancer journey is helpful for the whole family. Our goal is to build opportunities for community and connection among ASK kids, siblings, parents and caregivers.

Keep scrolling to learn about our most popular opportunities for community & connection, or visit the Program Events page to learn about all the different types of events we offer throughout the year!

Summer Camp

Every summer we host camp in Richmond and Fredericksburg.  ASK’s Summer Camp is a day camp experience for ASK kids and their siblings. We understand and accommodate the range of emotional, physical, and developmental challenges that can follow cancer treatment.


We do crafts, play games, tell stories, and we talk openly and confidently about our cancer experience. We also welcome guests from around our community for interactive activities and learning opportunities.


Younger kids can meet older kids who are survivors, too. Best of all, they make friends.


ASK holds retreats throughout the year; two for middle school and high school survivors and one for young adult cancer survivors (YACS).


Held at local camps and conference centers, the retreats include team-building activities, games, wellness topics and connection with peers.