North Carolina Family Programs

Cool Kids Activities

  • Children laughing and making new friends at Smile Celebrations, Drop-In Days, and Summer Programs
  • Parents enjoying a rare night off while their kids also get a break from treatment during our fun-filled, Monthly Movie Nights
  • Teens come together and form new bonds with like-minded friends at our Teen Game Nights
  • Families connect during our quarterly festivals, and kids get to be kids again
  • Kids in and out of the hospital receive Smile Boxes filled with love and joy from Cool Kids

For more information contact Family Engagement Coordinator, Carrie Johnson, [email protected]

PROGRAMS CALENDAR

“I know I said it several times in person, but I want to say it again and again – THANK YOU!  You have contributed in some way to the healing of this little girl and we are so very thankful for you.  We send our gratitude to you and to all of the volunteers who took the time to do so much good this weekend.”

– Ryan F.

Vacation Condos

We provide our Cool Kid families with a rent free vacation at one of our two vacation condos away from the stresses of cancer. Priority goes to first time users undergoing active treatment.

Click here to review eligibility and rules.

Application Process

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about available dates, contact Carrie at [email protected] 

MYRTLE BEACH CONDO GALLERY
LEWES CONDO GALLERY

“After not taking a family vacation in more than two years that trip was so special to us and one that we will remember forever.  The condo was very clean and comfortable.  That time together not having to worry about the craziness of our everyday life was just what we needed.  Besides the great time at the beach we were able to take the kids to Ripley’s aquarium.  Isabella got a mermaid makeover and got to sing her favorite song “Million Little Miracles” on the little stage in the mermaid store at Broadway at the beach.  Connor got to play miniature golf at a dinosaur themed course.  And Charlie got to see the beach and ocean for the first time ever. “

– Bobby

Tutoring

About 1/3 of children treated for cancer are held back a year at school. This is attributed to time lost from school and the effects of chemo and other treatments on the brain. Cool Kids recognized that parents had very few free options to address this challenge, so we partnered with Brain Bodega to deliver free personalized academic tutoring and mentorship to our Maryland and North Carolina Cool Kids. This service is provided to children currently undergoing treatment for cancer, and/or struggling with the latency effects of treatments. The program is focused on building students’ organizational skills and academic confidence while increasing engagement of students and parents, improving grades and test scores, and improving entire families’ relationships with learning. Our goal is to keep kids at their assigned grade level and help them see that learning can be fun instead of frustrating.

For more information contact Family Engagement Coordinator, Carrie Johnson, [email protected]

“We were needing to go school supply shopping and I was a little stressed out about it. The backpacks and school supplies were such a blessing to our family, thank you so much for all you do to help support our families.”

– Aubrey Q.

Family Support Groups

Families are strengthened during our Family Counseling sessions and parent support groups.

For more information contact Family Engagement Coordinator, Carrie Johnson, [email protected]

“Thank you so much to you and to the entire Cool Kids Crew for making Humza’s bday so special! He was surprised to see all the decor (bunkers were a huge hit) and the gifts.
Thank you thank you thank you!

– Muniza L.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Birkdale Reimagined

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fall Festival

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Halloween Bingo

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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