Until there's a cure ... there's UKANDU

Our Mission

The mission of UKANDU is to bring joy, hope, and connection to communities impacted by childhood and adolescent cancer.

We recognize that cancer impacts the entire family and we aim to provide parents and caregivers a respite from the physical, emotional and financial toll childhood cancer poses to families.


2021 UKANDU Virtual Camp

We’re excited to announce a week of outrageous (virtual) fun from June 27 – July 2! You won’t want to miss this week of joy and connection with our one-of-a-kind UKANDU family.  Register for Virtual Camp UKANDU now: http://app.campdoc.com/register/ukandu  This event is for any family who has been impacted by childhood or adolescent cancer who…

UKANDU Cooking & Baking Series 2/20, 3/20 & 4/17

Join UKANDU for a Cooking & Baking Series on the third Saturday of the month at 4 pm in February, March, and April. Let’s get together to cook or bake together, followed by small group breakout rooms to connect with one another. This event is for our UKANDU families and any family who has been…


AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support UKANDU every time they shop with Amazon. Shoppers who start at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to UKANDU. Signing up is easy! Here’s how to sign…

Virtual programming

We had so much fun and learned a ton in our first two virtual program offerings in 2020. We want to thank all of those who participated in Virtual Camp 2020 and in our Halloween Weekend Retreat.  Our staff and volunteers are busy crafting new opportunities for our community to connect in 2021. We are…

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Want to Get Involved?

You are invited to help support this wonderful organization in its third decade of bringing “normal” childhood experiences to children and families who may have missed them due to their medical circumstances. Even though lives may be cut short, we believe campfires, camaraderie, horseback riding and rock walls are gifts of childhood that need not be lost to our campers.

UKANDU programming is 100% free to all campers and families. We rely on donations and a volunteer staff to support this youthful rite of passage that may otherwise be impossible for these kids without UKANDU. Just one week of programming costs approximately $1500 per participant.