Camp One Step

We empower kids who have cancer

Our Story

Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services is a leader in providing empowering, supportive, educational and fun experiences for children who have been diagnosed with cancer. We are the only local organization to offer 11 different programs throughout the year serving children and families who live in Illinois, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. Thanks to our 350 annual volunteers, including medical professionals, children who are in different stages of treatment have the ability to attend our One Step Programs. Over the last 40 years our organization has served more than 15,000 campers.

We exist to heal scars that no one can see such as fear, isolation, depression, lack of support and no longer fitting in. Through community, support and shared experiences with peers, we deliver happy, pain free medicine called “camp."


Camp One Step by Children's Oncology Services believes that cancer should not prevent a child from enjoying the simple joys of childhood. When kids are diagnosed with cancer, childhood can swept away by appointments, treatments, and hospital visits. Camp One Step gives childhood back through programs with volunteer medical professionals who can care for the unique medical needs of children so they can enjoy fishing, arts and crafts, games that promote inclusion, and peers who understand.

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Contact Information

Camp One Step
Camp One Step
213 West Institute Place, Suite 306, Chicago, IL, 60610