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Accepting Camper and Volunteer Applications NOW!
August 7th – 12th 2023



Camp Kids Are Kids Chicago is for children who have been diagnosed with cancer (currently in treatment or in remission) and their siblings who are between the ages of 7 to 17.

The Application Process
The 2023 Camp Kids Are Kids Chicago Camper applications are due Friday, June 2nd. You will know if your application has been accepted by late June. Applications can only be accepted if they are completed in their entirety. This application process should only take approximately 25 minutes.

Information and Items You Will Need
1. Camper Information (Details regarding your child, contact information for your child’s providers, emotional/behavioral needs, allergies and special dietary information, insurance information, photo of your child)
2. Camper Liability Waivers (consent for your child to participate in camp activities, receive needed medical treatment while at camp and your consent for photos to be taken and shared)
3. Medications (you will need to have all of your child’s medications entered into the system, including over-the-counter medications)

After the Online Application
Please pay close attention for an email with required medical forms attached to it. All of these forms must be completed and turned in for review by our medical team before we can accept any camper. We can only accept applications that have been filled out in their entirety, so it is important to get these done as soon as possible.
Your completed file will be reviewed by both medical staff and our program staff and we will be back in touch with you. If you have not heard from us by June 30th, please call (312) 912-5308.

How to make Changes or Update Your Application
1. Log onto your account
2. Click on the name you need to update
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see all of the online forms you completed, you can edit any of these as needed.
If you have questions during the application process, please call us at (773) 609-3003 for assistance.


Change a life today

Each year we seek individuals who can be a positive role model for our campers. Being a Camp Kids Are Kids Chicago volunteer can be a life changing experience not just for our campers but for the volunteers who help children touched by cancer to just be kids again for a week.
A good portion of our volunteers return to camp each year. We’re always on the lookout for more camp staff (volunteer counselors, activity leaders, doctors and nurses).

No position at Camp Kids Are Kids Chicago is guaranteed. All volunteers, new and returning, must complete their application in full by Friday, June 16th.

New applicants that meet our requirements will be contacted for a group interview that will be held on the evenings of Monday, June 12th, Tuesday, June 13th, or Wednesday, June 14th. We will notify you of your status within one week from the time of the interview.

All applicants must be available for both the Mandatory Camp Staff training from 6 pm on Saturday, August 5th to 9 pm on Sunday, August 6th.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at (312) 912-5308 or email us at We’ll be happy to answer any questions.