Nancamp was established in 1991 in memory of Nancy Errera Bostley, who lost her battle with cancer in August of that year. Her strength and faith throughout her illness was inspiring. Her love of children and compassion for others led her family to establish Nancamp in her memory.

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Nancamp is an all-volunteer, non profit organization established to sponsor children dealing with cancer to attend summer day camps.

Our mission is to identify families dealing with cancer and to offer the children in those families a one- to two-week summer day camp experience at no cost to the family (transportation may be included).

Nancamp is NOT a separate camp program. Eligible children may attend various YMCA summer day camp programs and programs at Camp Simchah on the Hill at the Jewish Community Center. See list of programs.

Over 600 camperships from the following communities have benefitted from Nancamp:

Amesbury
Beverly
Chelsea
Concord
Danvers
Essex
Everett
Gloucester
Hamilton
Ipswich
Lynn
Lynnfield
Malden
Manchester
Marblehead
Nahant
Newburyport
North Andover
Peabody
Revere
Salem
Saugus
Swampscott
Topsfield
Wakefield
Wenham
West Newbury
Worcester


AWARD

Nancamp was the recipient of the 2001 Compass Award from the North Shore Medical Center Foundation. The citation recognized Nancamp for the “unique way it has contributed significantly to the well-being and health of others who live or work on the North Shore” and to “honor the unsung heroes in our North Shore communities for their significant contributions of time, personal dedication and resources.”


FUNDING

Nancamp has been funded in part by the North Shore Medical Center Community Health Improvement Fund.

Nancamp acknowledges an endowment in memory of Stefanie Beth Goldberg and grants from the Heritage Salem Five Foundation, the North Shore Medical Center Foundation, and the Risa S. Rosengard Foundation.

If you are interested in donating, please visit.

 

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