Camp Programs

Find Power. Peace. Purpose. at Summer Camp

 Summer camp is a time to have fun, make friends and gain new skills. But most importantly, it’s a time for pediatric patients to gain positive experiences in a safe environment tailored to their diagnosis.

In partnership with illness-based summer camps across the United States and Canada, the Heroes Circle offers therapeutic martial arts workshops to campers and staff. The program is a non-contact form of martial arts adapted for all children regardless of physical limitations. Campers learn meditation, breathing, and movement techniques to help lower their pain and response to stress. We offer a wide variety of options, either virtual or in-person, that are tailored to each unique camp schedule and program.

Camp Partnerships

Interested in signing your child up for a camp?

Below is a list of some of our partners.

  • Camp Okizu

    Northern California

  • Camp One Step


  • Camp Reach for the Sky

    San Diego

  • Gilda’s Club

    Metro Detroit

  • Camp Sunshine


  • CLIMB Camp

    Ottawa, ON
    (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery)

  • North Star Reach


  • Camp Kids are Kids


  • Crossroads4Hope

    New Jersey

  • Gilda’s Club


  • Camp Ooch

    Toronto, ON

  • OCTC Camp

    Ottawa, ON
    (Ottawa Children’s Treatment Center)

  • Camp H-Town

    Houston, TX

  • Camp Mak-a-Dream


  • Camp Catch-a-Rainbow


  • Eagle Mount Camp


  • Camp Merrywood

    London, ON

Are you a camp provider interested in Kids Kicking Cancer Heroes Circle programming?



What people are saying about the Heroes Circle

Kids Kicking Cancer was GREAT! I cannot believe how perfectly it all went…we are so thankful for what you provided. We could see the impact on their spirits…


Executive Director Camp Quality Minnesota

Our kids love their time with the Heroes Circle. We really enjoyed learning about power breathing, playing all the fun games… and just exploring different, mindful martial arts techniques each day. The parents expressed that they were super grateful for the opportunity for their kids to learn how to handle difficult & strong emotions as well.


Program Manager Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit

Because of the adaptability and adoptability of the program, there was very little that had to be done for our staff to make the activity part of our camp program. It folded right into our program naturally because of its versatility; it is one of [KKC’s] greatest strengths, allowing them to serve a wide population of oncology patients, their siblings and families.


Camp Director at Okizu, a camp in the San Francisco Bay Area for children with cancer.

Thank you again for the great summer sessions. Everyone who led sessions was awesome and those who took part loved it.


Program Director Camp Mak-a-Dream, Montana

Help more children find

Power. Peace. Purpose.

Despite the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, we are committed to empowering one million children to reduce their pain and stress with the help of our evidence-based martial arts therapy.