A Week of Joy at Camp Cedar Cliff

As parents of 4 children, my wife and I understand the power of partnering with great organizations like Camp Cedar Cliff to see our children reach their full potential.  Our 300 acres of woods right in the mountains of Asheville, NC and our amazing summer staff make for a great environment for positive, healthy impact on a camper.

Our staff is so excited about opening a new week of camp specifically focused on kids whose lives have been touched by cancer.  We plan to throw everything we have at this week and set our sights on creating an environment of JOY for these kids that they will never forget.

Tim Brady

CEO/Camp Director, Camp Cedar Cliff

Eligibility Requirements
1. Children (or siblings of children) having a cancer diagnosis who completed chemotherapy and/or radiation at least six months prior to camp start date
2. Children having a parent to die of cancer
3. Children having a parent who is currently being treated for metastatic cancer
Date + Rate

Session dates: July 30 – Aug 3, 2018

Cost: FREE – We have incredible sponsors who have funded for the first 50 campers to attend Week of Joy on scholarship!


Session: July 30 – Aug 3, 2018

Drop off: Monday, July 31, between 3-5PM

Pick up: Friday, August 4, at 9AM

Location: Camp Cedar Cliff, 5 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28805

While working in oncology, we constantly observe many youth, who are experiencing great hardships. We have searched our hearts for what we could give these youth to dampen their pain. Gracious donors in partnership with Camp Cedar Cliff  have opened their hearts to give these youth a Week of JOY. This week will allow the campers to experience many fun filled adventures, plus will also enable them to interact with others of similar backgrounds. Our prayer is for this week to give the campers a positive experience, which helps to steer their lives towards hope and joy.

Dr. Judy Phillips

Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Nursing

Packing List

Things to Bring

There are a few items your camper will need with them. Please send your camper with the following items:  

  • Pillow
  • Bed sheets
  • Light blanket
  • Fan (battery-operated preferred), to clip onto bed if desired
  • Shorts
  • Sleeping bag (for overnight campout)
  • Long pants
  • Light jacket or sweatshirt
  • Waterproof poncho
  • T-shirts
  • 2 pairs of walking shoes
  • Socks
  • Swimsuit (one piece, for girls)
  • Towels
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush/comb
  • Shampoo
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Bible
  • Pencil or pen
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Laundry bag (no garbage bags please)
  • Stationery (post cards) optional
  • Stamps, optional
  • Water bottle
  • Red shirt and blue shirt for Adventure Ball

We request campers be modest in their dress. Girls, no spaghetti strap tank tops or short shorts please. **Please label everything with your child’s name!**

Things Not to Bring  

  • Cell phones  
  • Comic books/magazines  
  • iPods, iPads, e-readers  
  • Video games  
  • Toys  
  • Knives and firearms  
  • Expensive jewelry  
  • Alcoholic beverages  
  • Tobacco  
  • Non-prescription drugs  
  • Fireworks