There’s a beautiful place in the heart of Idaho and it is called Camp Rainbow Gold. It’s a celebration of life! It’s a place where cancer does not rule, but being a child does. It’s a place where children have an inner light, an incredible viewpoint of life and wisdom beyond their years. It’s an oncology camp, a sibling camp and a family camp. It’s a teen support group, a fall retreat and a college scholarship program. It’s a place where campers become counselors, counselors become camp directors, camp directors become volunteers, and volunteers become lifelong supporters. It’s a partnership with more than 400 volunteers who help run our year-round programs. It’s a partnership with our Idaho community.
Camp Rainbow Gold provides emotionally empowering experiences to Idaho's children diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Camp Rainbow Gold’s roots were planted back in the 1980’s when one child expressed to his oncology doctor how sad he was that he could not find a summer camp equipped to handle his medical needs in a remote location. The notion of campfires, art projects and silly skits with new friends, a commonplace experience in the lives of countless children, wasn’t something he thought could materialize. But one doctor made it happen and Camp Rainbow Gold was born. Starting as one week of camp, and growing throughout the years with the tremendous support of the American Cancer Society, Camp Rainbow Gold has grown to three weeks of children’s camps, two family camps, a Survivors Supporting Survivors monthly teen support group, a college scholarship program and additional family events that bring them together for more than just one week of camp each summer.