What does impact really mean? At SeriousFun it means reaching far and wide to help children living with serious illnesses discover confidence and a world of possibilities.
Camp experiences for children & family members since 1988
Experiences for children & family members in 2020
Volunteers supporting children, families & camps since 1988
Real and Lasting Impact
The results of a first-of-its-kind story done by American Institutes of Research® reveal exactly why we take fun so seriously – because everything we do, the environments we create, and the communities we foster has the potential to change to lives.
The Lasting Impact of Camp Study, including responses from more than 2,200 SeriousFun camp alumni aged 17-30 from all over the world. These campers, now adults, chose to share with us how the SeriousFun experience impacted their lives years later and what elements of the experience had the most influence on those outcomes. We are so grateful and proud that they are still part of the SeriousFun camp family today!
More than 80% said camp played a major role in trying new things, appreciation of diversity, and self-identity.2021 Lasting Impact of Camp Study
More than 2/3 of respondents reported positive health-related outcomes from camp.2021 Lasting Impact of Camp Study
Campers also reported feeling accepted and not judged, feeling a sense of freedom, and feeling a sense of possibility.2021 Lasting Impact of Camp Study
“I’ve been so focused on being sick, I sometimes forget there is so much more to me.”STORIES FROM CAMP
“I am a lot more confident now. I do not fear challenges; I would even say I seek them.”STORIES FROM CAMP
“At camp, I’m not ‘that sick kid’. I’m just a kid who is amazing in my own way.”STORIES FROM CAMP