About UsOur camp has a rich history in New Mexico.
Camp Enchantment is celebrating over 30 years in New Mexico!
About 11,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in children each year in the U.S., with childhood cancers affecting more potential patient-years of life than any other cancer except breast and lung cancer. Youth dealing with cancer want to participate in all the traditional experiences of growing up, like summer camp, but
Camp Enchantment is a camp for children from all over the state of New Mexico with cancer, ages 7-17 years. About 70-80 children on treatment for cancer or a history of cancer will descend upon Manzano Mountain Retreat for Camp Enchantment. There are also eight counselors-in-training (CITs) and another fifty-two volunteer staff including doctors, former camp attendees, counselors, artists, and many more activity coordinators. Medical staff
One hundred percent of the funds will be used to support this camp experience for children with cancer. We have no overhead. The child poverty rate in New Mexico is 28.5%, and 72% of our campers qualify for Medicaid. The camp counselors and staff and board members are all strictly volunteers. The money donated pays for the use of the camp facilities (Manzano Mountain Retreat), the food, and the special activities provided for the campers (i.e. “Teen Trek,” “Carnival,” and the annual dance).
Board of Directors
- Cameron Rodger
- Berdel Boulanger
- Linda Butros
- Kellie Nicholson
- Kyle Stepp
- Jackie Pedersen
- Austin Megli
If you’re interested in joining Camp Enchantment’s leadership team, click here to learn more.