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COCA-I Member Camp Benefits and Services

COCA-I offers three types of memberships : Camp, Associate, and Individual. Read more below to find the one that's just right for you.

COCA-I Benefits

Benefits – Networking, Advocacy, Education

Laughter, fond memories, and friendships that's what summer camp is all about! Providing you with the resources you need to run the best possible summer camp - That's what COCA-I is all about!


Networking / Interactive Website
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Opportunity to network with peer camps on multiple aspects of pediatric oncology camping such as risk maagement, programming, training, CIT/LIT programs, board development, administration, volunteer management and fund-raising.

      • Ability to be listed on newly improved COCA-I website
      • Reduced fee for attending annual COCA-I conference
      • Opportunities to attend regional COCA-I meetings
      • Access to members-only on-line list serves and forums
      • Access to quarterly COCA-I newsletter

Opportunity to build professionalism among other pediatric oncology camp staff and to develop high-functioning camp staff teams through COCA-I resources and networking opportunities.



Advocacy on your behalf with other pediatric cancer serving populations, such as, but not limited to:

      • Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON)
      • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
      • Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW)
      • Society of International Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)

Other camp organizations:

      • American Camping Association (ACA)
      • International Camping Federation (ICF)
      • Canadian Camping Association (CCA)

Increased media awareness of pediatric oncology camping through:

      • Brochures
      • Newspaper articles
      • Internet blogs

COCA-I Award winners to recognize outstanding personnel achievement:

      • Spirit of COCA-I
      • Best of Show
      • Camp Spirit

COCA-I Start-up packet for new members or starting a new camp

Savings on services offered by COCA-I and by camp-related businesses.



Access to the only established international guidelines for pediatric oncology camping and recreational programs.

An improved ability to communicate the value of your pediatric oncology camp experience to parents, funding sources, staff, campers, siblings, volunteers and the media.

Continuing education credits (CEU’s) for certain professionals attending COCA-I conferences.

Access to resources to enhance or maintain high quality pediatric oncology programs and services.

Access to existing and ongoing studies showing the benefits of the camping experience for the children and families affected by cancer.

Learn from others about the business of operating a camp for children and siblings with cancer.


Registration Discounts for the Annual COCA-I Conference

This annual conference is an excellent opportunity to network with others offering oncology camps. It's a place to gain new ideas and participate in valuable training workshops. All representatives from member camps are entitled to special member discounts on registration fees!


Children's Oncology Camp Directory and Website Map

Your camp will be listed in a directory of all COCA-I member oncology camps throughout the world. The directory is published annually and includes pertinent information about your camp program. In addition, your camp will be listed on the COCA-I website and include a direct link to your organization's site. The directory provides you with access to other organizations that operate programs similar to yours.