Camp U.O.T.S., established in 1990, is an annual weeklong, overnight camp for children with cancer and blood disorders who are treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

The camp is packed with fun activities including a pool party, go-cart racing and a three-day trip to Orlando theme parks. The children enjoy a stress-free week of fun in a medically-safe environment under the supervision of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers who serve as camp counselors. In fact, many of the volunteer staff members are former cancer survivors treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

The camp also serves as a support group for the children, many of whom are receiving or have completed cancer treatment. CAMP UOTS is sponsored primarily by the UOTS endowment at Nicklaus Children's Health Foundation. Nicklaus Children Hospital provides it’s full support along with many committed, loyal private sponsors who have helped enrich the camp with many activites and memorable experiences for the campers throughout the years.

Though we missed our 2020 for the first time in 30 years due to Covid-19, CAMP UOTS 2021 has been already been scheduled for July 2021 and planning has begun.  

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Fern Ruthfield Thomas
New York, NY

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