Camper Qualifications

Cavett Kids wants to provide nothing but the safest environment for every child. Because children's chronic illnesses vary substantially, each child and their specific situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in an effort to determine eligibility. Also, there are special circumstances that allow us to make exceptions to the rules... These qualifications are in place to ensure that the camp is a GOOD FIT for campers so that they have a SAFE and POSITIVE EXPERIENCE!

CKF General Camper Criteria

  • Function independently without requiring continuous one-on-one supervision or attention.
  • Have the mental capacity to interact acceptably with others. Any behavioral disorders or psychiatric diagnoses must be approved by CKF staff prior to Camp.
  • Independently abide by their previously identified specific dietary needs.
  • Personal skills of campers should include the ability to function independently for daily personal care(i.e., eating, drinking, bathing, dressing, and using the restroom).

 

Ski Camp Qualifications

Ski Camp campers must meet all the General Camper Criteria as well as the following:

  • Diagnosis: Cancer (with priority given in the following order: sarcomas, brain tumors, physically disabled by cancer, and then all other types of cancer)
  • Age: 14 to 18 years-old and/or still attending high school (both mental and developmental age)
  • Medical Criteria: Follow their medication schedule independently or with minor assistance. 

 

Beach Camp Qualifications

Beach Campers must met all the General Camper Criteria as well as the following:

  • Diagnosis: GI related issues (Crohns/Colitis, Liver Failure or Transplant, More than 50% Nutrition received for TPN/Tube Feeds) due to location campers must fully mobile and can ambulate independently.

  • Age: 14 to 18 years-old and/or still attending high school (both mental and developmental age)
  • Medical Criteria: Follow their medication schedule independently or with minor assistance. 

 

Heart Camp Qualifications

Heart Camp campers must meet all the General Camper Criteria as well as the following:

  • Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Problem, Recipient of a Heart Transplant
  • Age: 14 to 18 years-old and/or still attending high school (both mental and developmental age)
  • Physical Abilities: The physical environment at Heart Camp consists of a mountainous, natural terrain. Therefore, the facility requires that campers are fully mobile and can ambulate independently.
  • Medical Criteria: Follow their medication schedule independently or with minor assistance.

 

Camp Cavett Qualifications

Camp Cavett campers must meet all the General Camper Criteria as well as the following:

  • Diagnosis: Any life-threatening or chronic illness
  • Age: 10 to 18 years-old and/or still attending high school. (Both mental and developmental age)
  • Physical Abilities: Crosspoint Camp facilities consist of a very rocky, natural terrain. Therefore, the facility requires that children with wheelchairs need to have the physical ability to walk for short distances. The use of any mobility device should be discussed with CKF staff prior to camp.
  • Medical Criteria: Follow their medication schedule by going to the nurse’s cabin when needed. 

 

 

Leadership Camp Qualifications

Leadership Camp campers must meet all the General Camper Criteria as well as the following:

  • Diagnosis: Any life-threatening or chronic illness
  • Age: 15 to 18 years-old and/or still attending high school. (Both mental and developmental age)
  • Medical Criteria: Follow their medication schedule independently or with minor assistance.

 

 

Kamp Courage Qualifications

Kamp Courage campers must meet all the General Camper Criteria as well as the following:

  • Diagnosis: Chronic Kidney Disease, Recipients of kidney transplants, Dialysis patients, Spina Bifida, PKU, Children with mobility challenges (Contact the CKF office with specific details), and Diabetes.
  • Age: 8 to 18 years-old and/or still attending high school (Both mental and developmental age)
  • Medical Criteria: Follow their medication schedule by going to the nurse’s cabin when needed. Personal skills of campers should include the ability to function independently or with minimal assistance for daily personal care (i.e., eating, drinking, bathing, dressing, and using the restroom)

 

 

Transitions Qualifications

Transitions Camp campers must meet all of the General Camper Criteria as well as the following:

  • Diagnosis: Any life-threatening or chronic illness
  • Age: 15 to 24 years-old (Both mental and developmental age)
  • Medical Criteria: Follow their medication schedule independently or with minor assistance