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About Us | The Friend Ship

A kid's store for newborns to age 8. Every purchase at The Friend Ship helps us send medically complex or economically challenged kids to overnight camp. 

Our Mission

Each purchase at The Friend Ship helps serve a cause near and dear to our hearts, to send economically challenged or medically complex kids to overnight summer camp. Overnight camp is where kids can trade their daily routine for new adventures, time in nature, and of course, friendship.

Thanks for helping us make this possible! Let us know if we can sponsor a child you know!

Check out the camps where The Friend Ship currently provides tuition scholarships:

CAMP SWEENEY:

A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes changes the life of a child forever. Days filled with school, sports, and activities are quickly replaced by blood tests, insulin injections, and carbohydrate calculations. Every step required to manage their diabetes is a step away from what children see as “normal.” But at Camp Sweeney, Type 1 diabetes is normal. And when diabetes disappears, every camper can show what makes them special, not what makes them different.

CAMP JOHN MARC:

Dedicated to serving campers living with chronic medical and physical challenges. The dignity of each camper is nurtured at Camp John Marc as well as in the community through its outreach programs.

NEW HOPE OKLAHOMA:

This is a sleep-away camp experience, where participants will stay with New Hope staff for the duration of the camp time. The purpose of New Hope’s camps are to provide children of prisoners the opportunity to have an exciting summer camp experience.

CAMP WAPI YAPI:

We believe that the whole family deserves a chance to heal and find happiness, because a cancer diagnosis affects everyone, not just the patient. We bring patients and siblings together at the same time, giving them an equal summer camp experience, because we know that when the whole family is supported something truly magical happens. Camp Wapi Yapi supports children with a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

CAMP QUEST:

Camp Quest provides an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends, and freethought - featuring science, natural wonder, and humanist values. We provide an inclusive camp experience celebrating diversity where campers discover the natural world around them and forge lasting friendships in a supportive community.