who we support

We are here for everyone

Camp Simcha exists to make a difference to all Jewish children and their families across the spectrum of Jewish observance

Seriously ill children

Sadly, people often tell us that they didn’t refer a child to our services as they thought we were only here for children with cancer. We currently support children with over 50 different conditions as well babies born very prematurely.

In January 2020 we also launched a pilot to support children with serious mental health conditions. After nine months of consultation and advice from experts in the field, the project’s pilot will support a number of families who have a child with a serious mental health condition, one which has led to an extended period of school absence or hospitalisation.

When a child has a serious illness, the lives of their whole family will be turned upside down. We are here to try and bring back some normality to all of their lives through our practical emotional and therapeutic support services, as well as our parties, outings and events – designed to  bring some light at the darkest times.

Parents

When a child is sick, siblings are often the forgotten sufferers. Their Camp Simcha Big Brother & Sister volunteers can give them extra attention that can go a long way to easing some of those feelings, ensuring that every child in the family feels special. Find out how we support parents here

Siblings

When a child is sick, siblings can often suffer in silence which is why we are there for the whole family.  Find out how we support siblings here

 

If we have had a significant stay at hospital and exhaustion has kicked in, our FLO will organise some food, making our first evening home more bearable. Although this appears a small gesture on paper, it means so much to us as a family, that Camp Simcha is able to provide that little bit of respite at the end of a difficult few days. It’s just a relief when someone else takes the pressure off or does the practical stuff for you.

Camp Simcha parent