Camp Casey

Camp Casey spreads the healing power of horses one neigh at a time!

February 7, 2019

 We are forever grateful for what the Chive Charity grant did for us. We served over 1600 participants in 2018! 

Camp Casey envisions a way for every family affected by childhood disease to experience the joy of horses, their particapants could not be happier with their programs, here is what they are saying: 

“Camp Casey is the best! We had the best day ever! The staff was so kind and really enjoyed what they do. They have fun with the kids and do an awesome job. I didn’t want our horsey house call to end! Thank you for giving us this memory!”

– Cherie of Warren, MI, mother to 8-year-old, Andrew, diagnosed with desmoplastic small round cell tumor

“From the first phone call to the final farewell, everyone at Camp Casey was extremely kind and helpful. The event was so organized and seamless, and the volunteers and workers were all amazing and great with the kids! We are so thankful to have had this experience for our fighter, friends and family. This is a day none of us will forget!”

– Julianne of Macomb, MI, mother to 3-year old, Ellie being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

“The water park was really fun! Our whole family had a great time and tried to spend every minute that we could there. We loved the riding, too, but the water park was a really nice surprise. Our son, Rio had just learned to swim the week before in a crash swimming course (a little

later than most kids due to his illness). He had such a great time playing in the current of the ‘river’ and practicing floating. He gained a huge amount of confidence in the water so the timing was perfect! He loved the water slides and had never experienced a ride like that before.”

– Diana of Ann Arbor, MI, mother to 8-year old,

“My favorite part of the trip was the kids playing with each other while the adults gathered around the campfire and talked and laughed. Several families joined together, including mine, and played cards. It was a mental break, fun filled, relaxing, and we all made new friends.”

– La Cracha of Flint, MI, mother to 13-year old,Tavares, diagnosed with osteosarcoma

“Horsey Call was an amazing experience for our son, friends and family. Ian went through a lot for last almost two years and seeing him happy was such a joy for us. Seeing a horse being his special guest at the party left Ian speechless. He was so happy that he had a chance to get a ride and interact with horse. It made him very happy that he could share this special moment with his friends. During treatment Ian was isolated from other kids to keep him safe and not cause delays that could lower his chances of survival. Being with his friends, playing games, doing craft and learning about horse was just so fun for Ian. We appreciate that Camp Casey organized it so well for us. They set up everything so quickly, entertained kids and brought food and drinks. It was hassle free experience for us parents. We could enjoy this day and this precious moment. Thank you Camp Casey! You are doing amazing job! ”

– Anna of Farmington Hills, MI, mother to 6-year old, Ian, diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma