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Mission Statement

We change lives. We provide life-changing experiences, strength and tools to live and to recover for seriously ill children and their families. All of these are free. We believe that the sun always shines above the clouds.

Our camp is not a summer camp in the classical meaning of the term. We place children outside of their comfort zones through special experiences. By overcoming their fears, they recognise their readiness to confront not only the challenges involved in their adventures, but also their illness. We put smiles on their faces; we give them power for their struggle.

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Therapeutic Recreation

Bátor Tábor returns cancer-afflicted and chronically ill children to their carefree childhoods. Our camp is not a summer camp in the classical meaning of the term. We place children outside of their comfort zones through special experiences. By overcoming their fears, they can recognise that they are ready to confront not only the challenges involved in their adventures, but also their illness. We put smiles on their faces; we give them power for their struggle. We change lives.

We started long time ago

Paul Newman, the world-famous actor believed that after difficult treatment in a hospital, children could be rehabilitated the most successfully with smile, amusement and adventures. Paul Newman established a camp in the American state of Connecticut in 1988, and it became the basis for the SeriousFun Children’s Network, which we have been members of since 2007. With the method we use today children are recovering from 40 illness groups in 32 countries. While the professional background of our work comes from the United States, the free camping for children is funded by corporate and individual donations.

Our History

1997

  • the first group of Hungarian children visited a therapeutic recreation camp in Ireland

2001

  • based on the foreign model Bátor Tábor was created for the healing of children with cancer

2002

  • the camp moves to the former pioneer camp in nearby the town of Hatvan, Hungary. It became our own campsite in 2005.
  • the camp was opened to children with diabetes

2006

  • the camp accepted children with chronic childhood arthritis as well
  • Paul Newman visited Bátor Tábor

2007

  • the first phase of the renovation of the camp in Hatvan began, when the children’s accomodations, the medical building and the main building were built
  • we became a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network which brings together therapeutic recreation camps

2008

  • we organised our first international session for Czech, Slovak and Polish children suffering from cancer

2009

  • we first held Sibling Camps where sick children can attend with their siblings

2010

  • the second phase of the camp’s reconstruction and accomodation for volunteers are completed

2011

  • for the first time we planned two Sibling Camps for children with diabetes and cancer

2013

  • a new kind of camp was established, the Lélekmadár Tábor (Bereavement Camp) which offers a helping hand to families which lost a child due to severe illness

2014

  • the work of the Bátor Tábor Foundation is recognised with the Astellas Prize by the national healthcare profession
  • the new bridge and roads around the lake are completed
  • our buildings become air-conditioned
  • we reached our dream target: we accepted more tha 1,000 campers a year

2015

  • the first English language international session launched with foreign volunteers
  • the indoor horse-riding arena was completed, so that we can hold horse-riding sessions even in bad weather

 

Contact Us

Bátor Tábor Foundation

Public Benefit Certification: Recognized of Public Utility

Residence
HU-1135 Budapest, 46-48 Reitter Ferenc utca
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Telephone/Fax
00 36 1/302-8808

E-mail
batortabor@batortabor.hu

Tax ID Number
18107913-1-41

Bank Account Number
10918001-00000015-88740016 (HUF)

Further Information about Bank Account
SWIFT code: BACX HUHB

IBAN-number
HU32 10918001-00000015-88740016 (HUF)
HU 42 1091 8001 0000 0015 8874 0030 (EUR)

Bátor Tábor Foundation – Campsite in Hatvan

Address of Campsite
HU-3000 Hatvan, Delelő út Hrsz. 220/1

GPS coordinates
n47’39,004   e019’42173
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taborhely-hatvan

 

Foreign offices:

Fundacja Bator Tabor Polska

Krucza 24/26, 00-526 Warszawa, Polska

Tel: + 48 732 651 620

e-mail:info@batortabor.pl

KRS: 0000342855

NIP: 5252469905

Bank account number:

PLN Account:

Bank Zachodni WBK 02 1090 1056 0000 0001 1347 5847

Swift: WBKPPLPP

IBAN: PL02109010560000000113475847

EUR Account:

Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. 85109010560000000120693772

Swift: WBKPPLPP

IBAN: PL8510901056000000012069 3772

 

Nadační fond Nadace Bátor Tábor
Česká republika

Plaská 622/3, Prague 5, 150 00,  Česká republika

e-mail: info@batortabor.cz

IČ: 28996542

Bank account number:

Komercni Banka

43-6195580267/0100 CZK

SWIFT (BIC) KOMBCZPPXXX

IBAN: CZ6201000000436195580267

Nadácia Bátor Tábor Slovakia

Sturova 4, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
e-mail: info@batortabor.sk
IČO: 42 174 643
Číslo bankového účtu:

Fio banka, a.s.
SWIFT: FIOZSKBAXXX
IBAN: SK6983300000002401042470