Category: Network Updates

Study Reveals Improved Sense of Purpose in Medical Volunteers
NORWALK, CT (November 9, 2023) SeriousFun Children’s Network (SeriousFun), the leading network of medical specialty camps in the world, has released a new report offering unique insight into the potential of medical…
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SeriousFun welcomes Dr. Laura Blaisdell
We are pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network family, Dr. Laura Blaisdell. Dr. Laura (as we like to call her) will be serving in the…
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Research On The Impact and Benefits of SeriousFun Camps and Programs
Participating in a SeriousFun camp or program, even for just one week, can profoundly change the life and future of a child living with a serious medical condition. As members of the…
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Safety Above All: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Just a few short months into 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic flipped the world upside down. In-person gatherings—whether work or personal—halted overnight. In-person camp programming shut down, too. But SeriousFun Children’s Network recognized…
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Excellence in Action: COVID-19 Operations Guide for SERIOUSFUN CAMPS
One of the positive impacts of SeriousFun Children’s Network’s response to COVID-19, and the intentional and streamlined collaboration and knowledge sharing that took place, was the development of the COVID-19 Operations Guide…
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NEW OUTCOMES STUDY: The Lasting Impact of SeriousFun Camps
Ever since the first SeriousFun camp opened in 1988, camps and programs have had lasting and positive impacts on the children and families who participate in them.
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Honoring Chaim Topol, Champion for Children
Honoring the Founder and President of Jordan River Village and Israel Prize laureate, late actor Chaim Topol z”l. Topol first learned about the idea of the Jordan River Village from his friend, the late actor Paul Newman, founder of the Seriousfun Network of camps in the US. Together with Murray and Marilyn Grant (z”l), Topol helped bring the dream of a place for sick children and their families to life.
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Highlights, Lessons and Hopes: Some Favorite Moments from 2022
For all of us at SeriousFun Children’s Network, 2022 offered no shortage of inspiration. As I reflect on 2022, I thought I’d share just a few of my SeriousFun highlights.
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The Promise of Camp
For children with HIV/AIDS, the free camp experience offered through SeriousFun fosters adherence to medications, promotes hope, resilience and confidence.
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SeriousFun and Rite Aid Healthy Futures Expand Partnership
A new $3 million grant from Rite Aid Healthy Futures will fund health-related, DEI initiatives across SeriousFun Children's Network.
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