About Joshua's Camp
When a family has a child being treated for cancer, it quickly becomes a daily struggle just to hold everything that matters together. For families under such constant stress, Joshua's Camp is a very special retreat with a life-renewing mission. We offer a safe haven where everyone in the family is given the opportunity to step back, relax and experience a feeling of solid ground. Joshua's Camp is available to qualifying registered families free of charge.
The magic that takes place at Joshua's Camp unfolds at the Metropolis Resort and Hotel…the home of Action City and Chaos Water Park, one of the leading entertainment centers in the Midwest, located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Metropolis Resort was designed with families in mind where everyone will be treated to fun-filled activities, including both indoor and outdoor adventures.
You also might want to think about bringing a western outfit to camp (no spurs please) because we will be heading to Trinity Equestrian to do some "Horsing Around."
Mom and Dad won't have to worry about meals while at Joshua's Camp…it's all included.
"We Celebrate Your Courage"
JOSHUA'S CAMP SONG "I JUST WANT TO BE A KID AGAIN"
Dedicated to the courageous children that must do battle with their cancer everyday. The song was composed and sung by Matt Wahl with lyrics inspired by John Finney.
Joshua’s Camp Executive Advisory Board:
Dave Krause – Forward Financial Bank
Bill Bertrand – Morrie’s Chippewa Valley Mazda
Benny Anderson – Metropolis Resort
Amanda Conley – Metropolis Resort
Wade Asher – Chippewa Valley Music Festivals
Jill Brenner – Chippewa Valley Music Festivals
Robert DeFatta – DeFatta ENT
Rima DeFatta – DeFatta ENT
Ann Kaiser – Sacred Heart Hospital
Joey Forster Vance – WEAU
Scott Trinrud – M3 Insurance
Greg Burzynski – Stanley Boyd Schools
Shawn Kloss – Aerco Collision Center
Cathy Finney – Joshua’s Camp Director
Wendy Carey – Joshua’s Camp Assistant Director
Joshua's Camp Professional Advisory Board
Our Medical Advisory Board is supported by the Marshfield Clinic Oncology Department in Marshfield and Eau Claire who volunteer their professional time and talent. Families are selected and referred to Camp by the Pediatric Oncology Centers at Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Gunderson-Lutheran Hospital.
The Healing Place-Sacred Heart Hospital conducts the Parent Discussion Groups at Camp. Trinity Equestrian opens their Riding Center for our families and volunteers to enjoy. There are Professional Entertainers who volunteer their talents in so many ways to highlight and emphasize the "Brighter Side Of Life." There are so many incredibly kind, generous individuals and businesses that provide the financial backing and logistic support necessary to make Joshua's Camp possible.
OUR SPECIAL PROGRAM PARTNERS: Metropolis Resort-Eau Claire, Trinity Equestrian-Eau Claire, Marshfield Clinic-Marshfield and Marshfield Clinic-EauClaire, Mayo Clinic-Rochester, Morries Mazda, FROG4Life, The Healing Place-Sacred Heart Hospital-Eau Claire, Gunderson Lutheran Pediatric Oncology Center-LaCrosse, Mayo Clinic-Eau Claire, Balanced Wellness.
VOLUNTEERS: If you or someone you know would be interested in offering your time, talent or energy to help us with our efforts, please contact us by e-mail or phone.