Heart Camp
Jun
6
Jun 10

Heart Camp

  • Angelfire, New Mexico USA

If a spark from the heart gives light to the world, there’s no better place to strike than Angel Fire!

From whitewater rafting to horseback-riding, heart patients connect with one another through some crazy adventures. These adventures draw them to camp, but it’s the stories they share and hear that keep them coming back.

During small group sessions, we discover there’s more to illnesses than ash and soot – there’s fuel. With the help of medical staff and an art therapist, campers move beyond their surgical scars and the limits placed on their physical activity to develop a new self-image. That image is shaped by what they endured and what they hope to become.

Through character, coping and connection, we ignite each camper’s heart so it burns clean and bright with their full potential.

Leadership Camp
Jun
20
Jun 24

Leadership Camp

“Great leadership arises out of great conflict.” – J.M. Burns

Cavett kids are well-acquainted with hardship and the difficulties life can bring. The incredible thing is this – those same experiences are fertile ground for extraordinary leadership! This camp is formatted like training and development workshop, but with the added bonus of a pool party and cook-out here and there.

 

Leadership Camp includes a variety of activities that emphasize communication and public speaking skills. Campers not only gain confidence, they also learn to effectively share their story in meaningful ways for the purpose of leading and benefitting others. This approach to leadership is rooted in such depth it regularly transforms the lives of everyone around them.

Jul
25
12:00 pm12:00

Volunteers Arrive - Camp Cavett

Volunteers Arrive at Camp


Camp Cavett is by far our biggest camp, weighing in with 180 campers and 180 volunteers!

Every year, a variety of patients converge at Cross Point to reclaim their lives. This camp is a necessity when feeling disconnected and alone with medical problems. We breakdown walls and bring normalcy back to lives through many activities.

How we manage this is just as impressive as the camp itself! Our affiliation with the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center draws nurses and doctors to all our camps. They manage patient medical care, as well as our infamous Club Med routine. Regardless of your illness, we believe kids can have the same great life-changing experience!

Camp Cavett
Jul
26
Jul 30

Camp Cavett

  • Crosspoint Campgrounds

Camp Cavett is by far our biggest camp, weighing in with 180 campers and 180 volunteers!

Every year, a variety of patients converge at Cross Point to reclaim their lives. This camp is a necessity when feeling disconnected and alone with medical problems. We breakdown walls and bring normalcy back to lives through many activities.

How we manage this is just as impressive as the camp itself! Our affiliation with the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center draws nurses and doctors to all our camps. They manage patient medical care, as well as our infamous Club Med routine. Regardless of your illness, we believe kids can have the same great life-changing experience!

Kamp Courage
Aug
16
Aug 20

Kamp Courage

  • Dry Gulch USA

What do Spina Bifida, PKU and Kidney patients have in common? They attend Kamp Courage!

Kamp Courage takes place at Dry Gulch, U.S.A. – a site so large we effectively run three camps under one roof! The combined camps are Camp Wildfire, Camp PKU and Kamp Kidney. These programs are evidence of camper success, with the latter recognized as the oldest kidney camp in the country!

This location is an ideal setting. Its old west-theme comes with modern accessibility that handles mobility, fluid and dietary restrictions with ease. In fact, we bring dialysis machines just to ensure proper medical care does not disrupt the camp experience! Activities help bring campers with chronic diseases together as they learn character, coping and connection:


Newcastle Wrestling Dual
Jan
7
5:45 pm17:45

Newcastle Wrestling Dual

  • The Old Gym

Join us for a night of fun and festivities at the Newcastle Wrestling dual this Thursday evening! Newcastle Wrestling is hosting a special night honoring our own Cavett Kids campers at their 2015-2016 Homecoming Wrestling Dual. Campers will be given T-shirts and some special recognition during the night. Proceeds from the dual will also benefit the Cavett Kids Foundation. Come show your spirit and help spread the word about the Cavett Kids Foundation in the Tri City area!

Wear your favorite Cavett Kids gear and feel free to bring some fan-fare, pom-pom’s and signs to cheer the team on to victory!

  • Cost: This event is FREE - just say you are with Cavett Kids!
  • Time: Homecoming festivities begin at 5:45 p.m., JV Dual starts at 6:00 p.m. and the Varsity match begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Seating: There will be an area specifically for Cavett Kids.
  • Location: the "Old Gym"
  • Address: 101 N. Main Street in Newcastle, OK
$2,500 for 25 years in 25 days campaign
Jan
6
Jan 31

$2,500 for 25 years in 25 days campaign

Hello! My name is Magan Williams, some of you may remember me as Magan Link and some of you may not know me at all, but this is my $2,500 for 25 years in 25 days campaign.


“I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” 

I became involved in the Cavett Kids Foundation a little over 2 years ago when I attended the Cavett Kids Got Talent Fundraiser. I instantly fell in love with this foundation and could not wait to get involved and find out more! Here I am two years later, an active volunteer and a member of the Cavett Advocacy Board. Cavett Kids has transformed not only my perspective but my life since I became involved. Danny Cavett, the founder of Cavett Kids, is one of the most genuine, upstanding people I have ever had the opportunity to know. When I am with my Cavett Family, I am surrounded by the most incredible kids, phenomenal staff, and wonderful volunteers and donors that I have ever met! I never leave an event with my heart untouched. On January 30, 2016 I will turn 25 years old. A few months ago I began thinking about my birthday and what I wanted to do to make birthday number 25 a memorable one. After quite a bit of praying, God laid the $2,500 for 25 in 25 campaign idea on my heart. What does that mean exactly? Well, from January 5, 2016 until January 30, 2016 (25 days) I want to push to raise $2,500 for the Cavett Kids Foundation. The $2,500 I hope to raise would help children with chronic and life threatening illnesses go to summer camp and have THE MOST FUN, EVER! Trust me, I know, I have been and it’s a BLAST! The camps and programs offered by the Cavett Kids Foundation are at no cost to the camper or their family, so we rely on AWESOME donors like YOU to help send our kids to a place where illness does not define the child. I am asking my family and friends that in lieu of a birthday present, to make a donation to this campaign. Even if you don’t know me, I am asking you to make a donation to this campaign. Before I go, I want to share one of my very favorite Cavett Kids memories.

One of the first Cavett Kids I had the opportunity to meet was Melanie. In 2005, at 12 years old, Melanie was diagnosed with medulloblastoma brain cancer. For nearly 10 years, Melanie fought a hard, but good fight with cancer. Unfortunately, in December 2014, Melanie lost her battle with cancer but she won the war as she was welcomed into the arms of Jesus. I met Melanie in the spring of 2014 at a golf tournament. She swooned over the professional long driver who was working one of the holes at the tournament and I began to get to know Melanie. I saw Melanie again in August at Kamp Courage, my first camp experience. The entire time I knew Melanie, her mobility was limited to a wheelchair; however, that did not keep a smile off of her face. I will never forget walking down to the horse stables to watch the kids ride horses. Melanie wanted to ride a horse so badly but wasn’t sure if she would be capable because of the wheelchair. So, what did we do? We got Melanie on that horse. She was lifted by volunteers onto the horse and guided around the riding area. I can still hear her laugh and see her smile. For the 5-10 minutes she was on that horse; Melanie forgot about her cancer and she forgot about the wheelchair. She was just a girl having the time of her life on a horse. That’s what Cavett Kids is all about, giving these kids a chance to do things they normally wouldn’t be able to do. Cavett Kids helps these kids cope with their illnesses, connect with their fellow campers through their illnesses, and to build character despite their illnesses. Cavett Kids aren’t survivors, we are thrivers. It is my birthday wish that you will make a donation that will go toward enhancing a child’s life. Thank you, so much in advance and God bless.

 

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” Hebrews 13:2