Camp Rise Above

Camp Rise Above is a unique non-profit organization that provides fun, life changing camp experiences to children with serious illnesses, life challenges, and disabilities. We believe all children deserve to experience the magic of childhood, regardless of their medical status.

The phrase we live by says it best: “Giving children strength for the journey.”

We currently offer many programs for our campers and families throughout the year. All of our programs are provided free of charge so we don’t add to the financial hardship many families already face.

Camp Rise Above at Hospitals

Since 2011, we have been transforming playrooms and hallways into day camp environments at children’s hospitals around South Carolina. With games, arts and crafts, volunteers, music, and more, we provide a fun break from the mundane routine children and siblings face during hospital stays. The camp keeps their minds off their treatments for that moment in time, giving them a lasting cherished memory. Since the beginning of our program we have served over 1,000 children with a wide variety of illnesses through our hospital camp programs.

Summer Day Camps

Each summer we partner with Charleston County Parks and Recreation to provide 2-day camp sessions for children with serious medical illnesses and life challenges.  Since 2013 we have provided multiple camp sessions each year, serving children with heart and kidney diseases, craniofacial differences, sickle cell anemia, brain tumors, epilepsy, Tourette’s, traumatic brain injuries, asthma, cerebral palsy, and those facing life challenges such as living in group homes. We served more than 170 children in the summer of 2017, many of whom traveled from around the state.