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Hundreds of Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada are preparing for the 6th Annual “Come Kamp and Care With Us” weekend event on May 8-9.
Campers who make reservations at participating KOA Kampgrounds pay for only Friday and camp for free on Saturday at nearly 400 participating KOA Kampgrounds in North America.
“We look forward to this weekend in May, when we begin the camping season with an affordable event that brings families and friends together in safe, healthy, outdoor settings,” said KOA President and COO Shane Ott. “It allows all of us to contribute to a program that means so much for these deserving kids who are facing the fight of their lives.”
Ott is also on the board of directors of Camp Mak-A-Dream, a KOA Care Camp in Missoula, Mont.
KOA Care Camps are a network of 41 independent, specialized camps for children under treatment or in recovery from cancer, and their siblings.
“Helping kids experience the camaraderie and fun of the outdoors with other cancer patients is in complete alignment with the mission of KOA, the goals of our KOA Owners Association, and is the very nature of what we do,” said Ott.