Cancer creates an instant crisis in a family. Fear and anxiety are the first emotions young people may feel after learning of their illness and what they are about to face. Kids with cancer are still normal kids! Our program's focus is guided by the direct feedback we receive from affected families and advice from the Cool Kids Advisory Committees.
Cool Kids Clubhouse Social and Academic Programs
Our Cool Kids Clubhouse is a unique facility located in Towson, Maryland that allows all pediatric cancer patients, their siblings and parents/caregivers a place to just be themselves while learning and socializing with other pediatric cancer families. We offer a wide variety of programs in our Clubhouse that include tutoring, Mommy & Me, Team Sibs, Teen Club, Mommy Drop Off, and Movie Nights among other constantly changing and improving services.
Cool Kids Camp
This annual weekend sleepaway camp is the only one in the Baltimore area that invites both patient and siblings to attend together. Our fun filled weekend encourages strong relationships among siblings and peers while allowing the parents and caregivers a much needed weekend on their own to tend to themselves.
Myrtle Beach Vacations
Our Myrtle Beach condo allows our Cool Kids families a full week vacation in a rent free condo away from the stresses of cancer. All families in current treatment are qualified to apply for this vacation throughout the year.
Charlotte Care Condo
Our Care Condo in Charlotte, North Carolina will be a home away from home for kids going through bone marrow transplants and other procedures that require them to stay within a few miles of their hospitals.
Cool Kids Care Packages
As one of our original programs, we have sent thousands of care packages across the country to children who are newly diagnosed with cancer. We now focus on the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas for this program that offers custom packed boxes of fun to brighten the day of our new Cool Kids and their siblings. Click here to see our wishlist.
Cool Kids Connection
We have been publishing this quarterly newspaper since 2007 and delivering it free of charge to pediatric oncology hospitals across the country. We gather stories and experiences from the families so they can share their thoughts with others.
You Are Not Alone
Our first book has compiled the thoughts and wisdom of 22 pediatric oncology survivors, parents and grandparents into one place so that all newly diagnosed families can benefit and know that they are not alone in the crazy scary cancer journey.
Cancer Fears Me
Our trademarked slogan is a rally cry for the strong Cool Kid! Our full line of merchandise is available to anyone going through cancer treatments. Our most popular item, chemo caps, are made through a partnership with Under Armour utilizing their leftover apparel material in the ultimate recycle upcycle move.
The Stories Between
The Stories Between is free tribute website born partially from our experiences with the Cool Kids families we have worked with over the years. The Stories Between allows anyone to create a page to gather and share stories and photos of loved ones. These pages continue the celebration of their life while creating an archive for future generations.