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Camp at Home: Pediatric Pancreatitis Family Day

Saturday, February 4, 2023 (9 AM – 11 AM PST/ 12 PM – 2 PM EST)

From the comfort and safety of your own home, we invite all campers and families to participate in a virtual Camp at Home Family Day. NPF and The Painted Turtle will provide you with a Camp Activity Box delivered to your door to prepare you for a weekend full of fun and friendship with other Camp families.

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Must be between the ages of 6-18
  • Minimum developmental age of 5 years
    Camper Application Deadline: January 25th, 2023


The NPF and Rebecca’s Wish created Camp Hope, so children and youth suffering from pancreatitis, or post-TPIAT, can experience all the joys of camp without limitations and enjoy being a kid.

You can send a child to camp for $1,000

 Free Pancreatitis Camp

  • A time to bond and make friendships
  • Medical supervision by pancreatitis doctors and RNs
  • Fun activities
  • Financial assistance provided

Would Your Child Like to Attend Camp Hope?

Camp Hope is Being Held July 30 – August 4, 2023

Camp Hope is a place where they can meet to bond/build friendships in a fun and safe setting that includes camp activities such as swimming, archery, horseback riding, ziplining, crafts, indoor basketball/tennis, photography, and more.

Our second in-person Camp Hope event will be held July 30 – August 4, 2023, at Morgan’s Wonderland Camp in San Antonio, Texas! This is for campers who are 8 – 18 years old. Camp is free for campers and travel stipends are available for those who need financial assistance.

Volunteer opportunities (medical volunteer, activity volunteer, camp counselor) are available. Volunteers must be at least 19-years-old. Please fill out this form.

Full application to be available in January 2023. To be notified please fill out the interest form.



Ezra's story on pediatric pancreatitis: For other parents and caregivers please find a good medical team that will support you and listen to you. A good medical team can help you get a "medical and school plan" so tht you can focus on caring for your child during flare ups." - Ezra's family

Ezra attended Camp Hope in 2022 to help him understand his condition better and be able to share his story with other children that can understand his pain.

After picking up our son from Camp Hope, he declared it to be the “BEST CAMP EVER!” He shares his camp experience below:

“It meant a lot to me, to getting to know other kids with my condition, and that I could relate to. I wished it would have lasted longer. My favorite thing to do at the camp was archery. During the scavenger hunt, everyone came together to help each other complete the challenges. The food was amazing! The staff was so kind and friendly. My counselors were the best! I definitely want to go back again.” – Ezra


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