In 1982, COCA, Children’s Oncology Camps of America was founded by a dozen pioneer oncology camps and has since added camps world wide and become COCA-I (International). The mission of COCA-I is strengthening the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, education, and advocacy. COCA-I member camps proudly served the needs of over 35,500 campers in 2014.
Kamp KACE has is a Children’s Oncology Camping Association-International (COCA-I) Gold Ribbon Camp. The Gold Ribbon Camp designation is awarded to camps that demonstrate a high level of commitment to serving children with cancer and their families by meeting or exceeded the suggested guidelines approved by the COCA-I community. Not all COCA-I members are given the COCA-I designation and it must be renewed every 3 years.