The Tri-Delta organization is our largest sponsor. Without their help we could not do half of what we do. Once a year they get local artists to join our kids in making some of the most amazing art you will ever see. Get your tickets online right here: Tickets:
In cooperation with the Oklahoma Children’s Cancer Association (OCCA), Camp Cavett sponsors OCCA Ski Camp for kids disabled by cancer, either through amputation or by involvement of muscle tissue. Each April, they receive special instruction and equipment for four days in Winter Park, Colorado, one of the world’s largest programs for disabled skiers. The children learn from one another and are challenged to overcome their disabilities.
Camp Cavett provides, through a camp experience, a fantastic and unbelievable learning experience for chronically ill children. Any child between the ages of 9 and 18 who has been a patient at The Children’s Hospital OU Medical Center is eligible to participate in this free 5-day camp held every July at Lake Texoma.
The founder, Danny Cavett, is a stem cell transplant recipient and Director of Pastoral Care at OU Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Danny saw a need for children who were experiencing or experienced a life-threatening illness to have a camp where they could feel normal themselves.
Danny Cavett saw that chronically ill children live a rigid schedule of doctor appointments and medical procedures. He believed that in this beautiful lake retreat setting, children could choose the activities they want to do each day. Eight years later campers don't want to go home at the end of camp. Campers are encouraged to participate in swimming, ropes challenge course, sports, arts and crafts and fishing trips with local fisherman. Camp Cavett offers a spiritual setting where campers share their feelings, discover their inner strengths and make friendships that last a lifetime. Campers come back to volunteer as Junior/Adult counselors to share and offer support to new campers.
This special weekend originated as the first OCCA summer camp over 20 years ago, but has since gone on to become its own separate event thanks to the city of Watonga. Each September the weekend is held at Roman Nose State park and hosted by the Watonga Fire Department and the town of Watonga. Families can come for the entire weekend or a day for tons of fun, food and activities: a parade downtown, paddle boats, miniature golf, motorcycle rides, water slide, night bingo and teen activities. It’s always lots of fun for all.