Our History

Our History 2017-04-12T14:11:49+00:00

Camp No Worries is one of the few camps in the region where the child facing the diagnosis of cancer can attend along with siblings and bereaved siblings –  all at no cost to the family.

 

1995
Camp No Worries established with 14 campers participating in the first year with camp being held at YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc. in Medford, NJ.

Camp No Worries joins Children’s Oncology Camping Association-International (COCA-I).

1996
Siblings are allowed to attend camp for the first time.

1997
Bereaved siblings are allowed to attend camp for the first time.

The offical logo was established which was created by drawings submitted by campers Eric Berry and Tara Lynch.

2001
Camp No Worries moves its camp location to Camp Inawendiwin in Tabernacle, NJ.

2003
First Teen Night Out is held.

2004
10th anniversary of Camp No Worries

Lake at Camp Inawendiwin wiped out after “once in a thousand years” storm ravages dams (2 weeks after completion of 10-year anniversary of camp).

2005
Pool was built at Camp Inawendiwin in the spring, for use in 2005 season.

2007
Counselor in Training (CIT) program launched designed for former campers who will be 18 years of age at the time of camp.

2009
Camp No Worries starts the Annual Supporter/Survivor lunch

2010
Record number of campers in attendance during any one year of Camp No Worries with 95 children.

2013
Leader in Training (LIT) program launched, designed for campers who will be 17 years old at the time of camp.

2014
20th anniversary of Camp No Worries with gala held at Aloft Mount Laurel in Mount Laurel, NJ on Friday, October 3, 2014.
Lake at Camp Inawendiwin “refilled” and returned after “once in a thousand years” storm broke the dams.

2015
On the third day of Camp No Worries, campers and staff weathered the “storm to end all storms” on Tuesday, June 23 causing power outages, lose of water, etc. Thanks to the generosity from the community, generators and supplies were donated to keep the camp operational and children would continue their week of  “no worries.”

Record number of graduating campers in any one year of Camp No Worries with 13 graduates.

2016
The official logo was trademarked.