Adult cancer patients and survivors are invited to participate in Camp Bluebird each April at the Fellowship Christian Retreat at Crows Neck in Tishomingo County. Camp Bluebird is open to any adult, age 18 or older, who has been diagnosed with cancer. It does not matter if the cancer is in remission or newly diagnosed. Camp Bluebird offers a unique experience for adult cancer patients. The three-day, two-night camp is medically supervised and is a time of rest, relaxation, listening and more.
Each camp is filled with fun and excitement. Whether campers are fishing,
making crafts, building birdhouses or just enjoying the scenery, the relaxed atmosphere will fit anyone’s expectations of camp.
The natural setting provides a nice backdrop for camp, which offers daily devotionals, an evening campfire and ongoing entertainment. Each camper is paired with a counselor, who has attended special training provided by NMMC staff.
The staff includes nurses, a social worker, physical and occupational therapists, a pastoral care associate and other volunteers. The staff will provide snacks and meals for participants.
What is the cost of Camp Bluebird?
The registration fee is $55 for each camper.
When and where is the camp held?
The camp is held annually at the Fellowship Christian Retreat at Crows Neck in Tishomingo County.
What do I need to bring with me to Camp Bluebird?
Campers should bring toiletry items, linens, comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Where do campers sleep?
Camp accommodations are dormitory-style facilities with bunk beds.
What is the purpose of Camp Bluebird?
One of the main goals of camp is to give cancer patients time away to establish their own independence for living. Camp Bluebird offers an opportunity to rebuild your self-esteem, visit with others and have a good time
What if I can't afford to attend Camp Bluebird?
We do not turn down anyone who wishes to come to Camp Bluebird. Any donations to Camp Bluebird are used for scholarships for campers who otherwise would not be able to attend.
Can I make a donation to Camp Bluebird?
Any donations to Camp Bluebird are used for scholarships for campers who would otherwise not be able to attend. To make a donation, please contact Cheri Harbour at (662) 377-6621 or donate directly to The Health Care Foundation.