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Camp Crescent offers a place where children who have sickle cell disease can meet other campers, join in many fun activities, and feel more confident about living with sickle cell disease.

Camp Crescent Mission is to provide each camper a comfortable environment to enjoy activities with other campers who share the same chronic illness, by doing so, it will enhance:

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-worth
  • Develop social skills

Medical professionals are present the entire day to meet the special needs of campers who are being treated for sickle cell disease.

Listen to the song "Sickle Cell Warriors" created by the 2015 Camp Crescent campers.

Activities: Outdoor day activities, indoor adventure park and water park visits

Where: St. Louis, MO 

When: July 22, 29 and August 6 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Campers can attend one, two or all days. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

Cost: Camp Crescent is offered free of charge thanks to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation and our generous supporters.

Who Can Come: Campers: 8-12 years of age who have sickle cell disease. If interested in attending camp, please email May Thomas at [email protected].  

Counselor Volunteers: at least 18 years of age who has background training in providing care to special needs children and/or in the medical field pursuing career in caring for pediatric patients. Counselors attend training sessions in the area of leadership, behavior management, and sickle cell education prior to camp. 

General Volunteers: Camp Crescent welcomes all volunteers ages 18 and older along with medical staff who would like to participate in caring for campers along with having a fun time at Camp Crescent. 

If you have questions about serving as a counselor volunteer or general volunteer, please email May Thomas at [email protected]

To make a donation to Camp Crescent, please click here and type "Camp Crescent" in the box labeled "Please use my donation in the following hospital department."