Camp Hobé offers psychosocial support programs for children being treated for cancer and similarly-treated disorders & their families, serving Utah and the surrounding Intermountain area. Through summer camp programs and family outings, we provide a place for everyone to be “kids,” heal, and have fun.
Update 12/12/23: Applications for 2024 are HERE for both camp season and year-round volunteer positions.
Volunteering at Camp Hobé will be one of the best experiences of your life! There is so much to learn from our inspirational campers and their families. We never run out of fun! Summer Camp and Year-Round Volunteer Positions
At Camp Hobé programs, participants have the opportunity to rediscover self-confidence and build meaningful friendships. Participants of all ages make lifelong friends that understand the devastating effects of a frightening disease. Programs Camp Hobé currently offers four summer camp programs during the summer and at least 2 family outings during the off-season…
What Parents need to know
Parents have many questions about Camp Hobé. We’ve created this section to provide answers to the things parents need and want to know.
Camp Hobé has saved my life
Hobé has saved my life. Before I found camp, I didn’t think I belonged anywhere. But now I not only have a home, but a family too. There is nowhere I feel more at home. All the friends we have are forever, even if you don’t see them again. My counselors are like big sisters to me and I love them so much! Thank you for giving me a family!
Camp Hobé is something my siblings and I can share.
Camp Hobé is something my siblings and I can share. We can talk about Hobé when we think of cancer and not hospital stays or steroid-rages. Hobé has been a light in dark times. This is something that I’ll cherish forever, and I can’t wait to come back.
Camp helped me realize we are all the same
Camp Hobé made me realize that even though we are all different, deep down we are all the same, working to belong and wanting to have fun.
This year, Camp Hobé was very special to me
I’ve been here for six years, but this year in particular was very special to me. I lost my sister not too long ago, but coming here makes me understand that I am not alone. I love everyone here. The fact that people run this Camp just to help kids truly is incredible. Many people think this world is a cruel place, but there are so many good people out there. Please keep impacting lives for the better inside and outside of Camp Hobé.
Everyone is accepted or appreciated here
At Camp Hobé, it doesn’t matter whether or not you look different, sound different, or even behave a little different. Everyone is accepted or appreciated in their own way.
Camp Hobé has always been special to me
Camp Hobé has always been special to me, and it’s even more so now. I’ve been going through some hard times. Being at Hobé, being with people who care around me, and having distracting things around, helps me a lot. I have one friend at home, and I’m terrified to make new friends. Camp has helped with that.
I will treasure the Hobé Forever program
I will treasure the Hobé Forever program. It was so inspiring to see those who have been through things way more difficult than I have join together and be a strength and a beacon of light to each other.
I love coming to Camp Hobé!
I love coming to Camp! Camp is so fun and the people and counselors here are so good at making everyone feel included and making sure everyone is having a good time. This camp is something you will never forget.
There’s a real power that emanates from Camp Hobé
There’s a real power that emanates from Camp Hobé. Everyone feels it. You can see it on people’s faces. Here, friendships are built, but built stronger. Hope and courage are the goal; and each staff, activity, and camper lay the foundation for me. Camp Hobé is powerful.
Camp Hobé has become a huge part of my life
Camp Hobé has become a huge part of my life. I am so grateful that I was able to be a camper here. This camp makes me feel at peace with everything that is going on in my life and has taught me so much about myself along the way. I am so lucky that I got the chance to do this.
It is so fun being with these people who enjoy life (campers and staff). Seeing campers enjoy things they didn’t think they would, or accomplishing something they didn’t think they could. These are the best parts.
Camp Hobé has been such a cool experience
Camp Hobé has been such a cool experience. This is my 3rd year, and every year I made new friends in and outside of my cabin. It’s so easy to have friendships and make cool memories with friends here. It’s a totally judgment-free place where you can just enjoy yourself and others.
I loved doing the string art
I loved doing the string art, it was super fun. This week has really helped me get away from real life, all of the friend problems, all of the problems with friends having boyfriends; it was just nice to get away.
The Best Part of My Summer
Camp is the best part of my summer. Every year I get to spend time singing, playing, and growing with the most amazing teens I’ve ever known. The very real conversations I overhear them having with each other cause me to reflect deeply. The resiliency and vulnerability with which they deal with these life-altering trials is sobering and inspiring. If everyone could spend time at Camp Hobé, the world would be a little better. By the end of camp, people are more kind, and everyone feels closer.
I can speak openly about my sister’s cancer
I love that Hobé is a place I can speak openly about my sister’s cancer. Everyone is so welcoming and they make me feel like family. I love everyone here and they always make me happy. We do the best crafts, activities, and we always have the best food! Love you lots!
I connected with a girl who has the same kind of cancer I had. We talked as we walked together and we strengthened each other. We talked about how there’s always something to be grateful for, even in the worst circumstances. Her positive and hopeful outlook on her situation inspired me.
Camp Hobé helps me every year to remember
Camp Hobé helps me every year to remember those before me and to recognize how amazing it is to have medicine that works. I realize that not everyone survives, and my heart hurts for their families. I love the activities and people here.
I Love This Camp
I love Camp Hobé. These kids are selfless and great examples to me. It’s awesome to see them grow up and go out of their comfort zone! All the campers are really fun to be around and put a smile on my face. I look forward to this camp each year because I get to make new friends with the campers and get to know them better.
Camp has helped me to get away from the world
Camp has helped me to get away from the world and feel loved. Everyone at this camp, including staff and counselors are so kind and non-judgmental. It helps me realize that I am not alone and that my trials do not define or lower me as a person. Thank you to everyone here who was able to help me and others. I love you guys and I love Camp Hobé!