The Lowell Sun: Camp Casco for those with cancer, survivors

The Lowell Sun
Updated: 06/05/2015 06:36:59 AM EDT

In the spirit of Camp Carole, which was a recreational diversion for kids fighting cancer that inspired a local high school football game before closing in 2007, a one-week camp will open this summer at the YMCA Berkshire Outdoor Center in Becket, Mass.

Camp Casco, organized by graduate students and professors from Harvard and MIT, many of whom are involved in cancer research, will run from Aug. 24-28. The camp is free to Massachusetts residents, ages 7-17, who currently have cancer or are survivors. They must receive permission from their oncologist or primary care physician.

Activities will include arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, indoor rock climbing, and photography lessons provided by Christian Pleva Images.

Complimentary transportation to the camp will be provided from Boston. Medical professionals will be on site at all times to administer regular medications and provide medical attention as needed. Any interested families can contact Erin Fletcher at campcasco@gmail.com or by calling 323-452-2726.