Our Impact
Our Impact
What We Do
What We Do

Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering; all in a medically-safe environment at no cost to the camper or their family.

The magic of Camp also happens beyond our gates through REACH, Victory Junction’s pediatric patient outreach program. The REACH team works with hospitals and other community partener sites to enhance and support existing patient and family-centered care with specialized camp-style programming year-round in North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia.

Who We Serve

Camp is available to children ages 6 to 16. Our campers have come from all 50 states and around the world. The Victory Junction experience is a welcome break for children who spend a lot of time receiving medical treatments or attending countless hospital visits. Since opening our gates in 2004, we have provided more than 115,00 experiences for campers and their family members during summer and family weekend camps, day programs, and through our REACH program.

Some medical conditions served:

-Bleeding Disorders
-Burn Survivors
-Cerebral Palsy
-Craniofacial Anomalies
-Gastrointestinal Disorders
-Genetic Disorders
-Heart Disease

-Immunologic Disorders
-Kidney Disease
-Lung Disease
-Neurological Disorders
-Rheumatologic Disorders
-Sickle Cell Anemia
-Skin Disease
-Spina Bifida
-Physical Disabilities

The Benefits of Camp

Creating permanent, measurable, life-changing impact is precisely our goal at Victory Junction. Children and adolescents living with serious medical conditions (our campers) experience challenges related to illness and treatment that can lead to serious stress and psychosocial difficulties.

When kids come to Victory Junction, they laugh, make friends, and have lots of fun, but the benefits of their experience extend well beyond great memories of a week at camp.

Real Results

Over the last five years the Yale Child Study Center has partnered with SeriousFun Children’s Network (the affiliation group of 9 camps including Victory Junction) to study long term impacts of the residential camp experience on children who attend. Results from both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 surveys revealed that after attending a SeriousFun camp, parents and caregivers reported changes in a number of positive attributes in their children, including confidence, independence, self-esteem, and increased interest in social activities. The recently completely 2014-2015 survey of campers and their families saw 66% of parents reporting their child demonstrated an increased interest in social activities following camp, 79% reported noticing increased confidence levels, 77% reported increased self-esteem, and 64% reported an increased sense of belonging.

Our Values