The Camp for Super Important Brothers & Sisters
Held at Camp Manitowa Cedar Pointe, Makanda, IL
Siblings of children diagnosed with cancer also experience a strong emotional and social impact. Oftentimes, siblings feel overlooked as the parents and other family members turn their attention to treatment and other considerations that coincide with a cancer diagnosis. Just as the child with cancer needs support, attention and care, so do their strongest supporters — their brothers and sisters.
Camp Rainbow SIBS Camp is a one-week overnight camp for children ages 7 to 17 years old who have had or are currently dealing with a sibling's diagnosis of cancer or other blood-related disorders. Held at Camp Manitowa, SIBS camp is a treasured week for approximately 100 siblings. The Camp Rainbow team is composed of college-age guides and adult staff, many of whom are SIBS themselves!
Like our overnight summer camp, daily camp activities include archery, arts and crafts, drama, a low ropes challenge course, fishing, music, nature, sports, and swimming. Afternoons are filled with exciting choice activities such as photography, cooking, magic, pottery, or jewelry making.
During this one magical week each summer, SIBS Camp strives to create an environment where the campers are empowered to deal with all of life’s challenges, all while having fun and “just being a kid”.