What does impact really mean? At SeriousFun it means reaching far and wide to help children living with serious illnesses discover confidence and a world of possibilities.
Camp experiences for children & family members since 1988
Experiences for children & family members in 2017
Volunteers supporting children & families since 1988
Power in Numbers
The results of an Outcomes Evaluation done by our brainy friends at Yale, confirm what all the smiles, laughs and stories have been telling us for years — that SeriousFun makes a difference!
Over the past several years, we’ve been working with the Yale University Child Study Center to research exactly what “SeriousFun” is doing for the kids. Parents of campers were surveyed before camp with questions relating to their children’s attitudes and behaviors. Parents were surveyed again one month after camp.
78% of parents reported an increase in their child’s confidence2014-2015 Outcomes Evaluations Yale University Child Study Center
76% of parents reported an increase in independence2014-2015 Outcomes Evaluations Yale University Child Study Center
79% of parents reported an openness to try new things2014-2015 Outcomes Evaluations Yale University Child Study Center
“I’ve been so focused on being sick, I sometimes forget there is so much more to me.”STORIES FROM CAMP
“I am a lot more confident now. I do not fear challenges; I would even say I seek them.”STORIES FROM CAMP
“At camp, I’m not ‘that sick kid’. I’m just a kid who is amazing in my own way.”STORIES FROM CAMP