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Click here for the 2016 Camp Fantastic Application Cover Letter and the 2016 CF Application(They will download to your computer in MS Word format – if not, right-click the link and choose “Save Link As”)


Camp Fantastic started in 1983 and is Special Love’s hallmark program, offering a week-long adventure to children ages 7-17 who have received cancer-specific treatment within the past three years.Camp Fantastic provides young cancer patients with an opportunity to step back from the seriousness of their disease and enjoy normal childhood activities and the bonds of friendship with other children who share similar experiences.Camp Fantastic provides classes, recreation, themed adventures, campfires, and other exciting activities and a full staff of medical caregivers make it possible for children to attend in virtually any stage of treatment.



See the links below for media coverage of Camp Fantastic 2015!


Camp Fantastic 2015 in the News!
Camp Fantastic 2015 is a wonderful memory, but the news coverage is still available:


WJLA (Washington, DC)

Winchester Star Article (PDF version)

WHSV (Harrisonburg) 2 videos

Culpeper Times (Farm Day)

Culpeper Star-Exponent (Farm Day)


NEW for 2015: Our campers did their own “newscasts” – check them out!

Day 1     Day 2     Day 3     Day 4


Past Coverage:


NBC4 (WRC) TV – Danella Sealock

WHAG-TV (Hagerstown) – Hayley Mason

Skydive Orange – get a first-person perspective of skydiving into Farm Day!


30th Anniversary edition of Camp Fantastic in 2012:


The Washington Post (front page of the Metro Section – and reposted in the Monterey (CA) Herald!)


WJLA Channel 7 (DC) - Mike Coneen


NPR “Participation Nation” Blog (shout-out to Nurse Tammy)


Check out our Facebook page for links to music videos and other fun stuff!


From The Fantastic Times

  • The “University of Camp Fantastic” was an amazing week – if you missed any of the action, check out the highlights on our Facebook page or by visiting the media links on

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    As we head off to our week-long BRASS Camp and Camp Fantastic, you can join us!  By “showing your camp spirit,” you’ll attend camp virtually from the comfort of home

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    When I think of someone that has been a huge inspiration to me I cannot help but think of about one hundred kids, all under the age of seventeen, who

  • It is not that “at Camp Fantastic, the checkups just happen to be bookended by canoe rides, archery lessons, dance classes and a carnival,” but that, “at Camp Fantastic canoe rides, archery lessons, dance classes, and carnivals just happen to be bookended by medline.”