For one week each summer, about 60 campers join us in Esopus, New York.  These children are recommended by the Division of Pediatric Oncology and the Division of Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center.


About 100 staff are on site throughout the week of camp.  These teenagers and adults volunteer their time and energy to make Sister Pat's Camp a success.  Staff come to us through several different avenues, including the parish of Saint Helen's, Columbia University Medical Center, friends or family of volunteers as well as former patients who may return as camp counselors.

Counselor Suggested Packing List for Camp

  • Bed roll or sheet and blanket - - Bring your own pillow!

  • Towels for BATH and POOL

  • 2 bathing suits – no 2-piece suits! – and flip-flops

  • PJs, underwear, socks, sneakers

  • Shorts, T-shirts, one pair of long pants, sweatshirt (please be sure all T-shirt logos are “kid”-appropriate)

  • Something to wear for the dance Friday night

  • Toiletries – soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hair dryer, bug spray, sun lotion

  • ALARM CLOCK, flashlight, book, camera

Special Considerations for Kitchen Crew Members

  • Plenty of t-shirts that can get dirty, sweaty, etc. (one for each meal)

  • Closed toe shoes to wear in the kitchen (i.e. sneakers)