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.



UKANDU Corps is an 8-week program for 12 to 16-year-olds to come together and create meaningful service initiatives to better their shared community. At bi-monthly meetings, August – October, participants meet to hear from guest speakers, learn about service opportunities, collaborate, and ultimately perform a service initiative of their own. Learn More 2021 Corps Get…

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UKANDU Family Camp

UKANDU Family Camp 2022 during the July 17 – 23 time frame. We are incredibly excited to offer two 3-day sessions ( July 17 – 20 & July 20 – 23) to accommodate families who would prefer a shorter camp experience as well as the full week (July 17 – 23) for families who would…

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2022 Camp UKANDU will be June 19 – 25! Apply Today! Camp UKANDU is the largest and longest-running provider of medically supervised camp available to children battling childhood and adolescent cancer in Oregon and, like all UKANDU programming, it’s 100% free of charge.  Each summer, 132 children who have experienced a childhood cancer diagnosis and…

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Volunteer with UKANDU UKANDU is, first and foremost, a volunteer-driven organization. We’re so grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to providing families impacted by childhood and adolescent cancer hope, joy, and connection. 25% of UKANDU volunteers are former participants. 33% of UKANDU volunteers have volunteered for more than 15…

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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.