To provide a week-long summer camp experience for campers with Sickle Cell Disease treated at Children's Health Dallas/Plano and Cooks Children's Fort Worth; at no cost to the campers.
Camp Jubilee builds a child’s confidence, increases self-worth and self-esteem, and allows campers to meet other campers with Sickle Cell Disease. We also provide the parents "time-off" from the stress of caring for a child with a chronic illness.
By donating to support the efforts of Camp Jubilee. We are a Public Charity Under Sections 509(A) (1) and 170 (B)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Camp Jubilee was first held in 1991 with 34 campers and 17 volunteers, funded by a grant from the Junior League of Dallas. In 2013 we hosted 140 campers and 74 volunteers who served as cabin counselors, program staff, and medical care team members. With the present financial support of Camp John Marc, Children's Medical Center, Cook Children's Medical Center, grants, and corporate, group, and individual donations, Camp Jubilee continues to be offered every summer. The camp is held annually at Camp John Marc, located in Meridian, Texas. Camp John Marc was designed solely and especially for children with chronic illnesses and has touched the lives of countless special children. Camp Jubilee is provided at no cost to any child. Campers gain a sense of accomplishment and build friendships with other children who have the same disorder. The camper feels safe and secure in this environment. Campers are encouraged and recognized as unique individuals. Their ability to cope with their disease is heightened by being with their peers as they teach each other what it means to live with sickle cell disease.