Thousands of new experiences await children with oncologic and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, chronic arthritis, haemophilia or IBD, as well as their families. In the land of joy, we promise days filled with new experiences, self-confidence rebuilt by adventures, complete medical care, a stay at camp free of charge, meals six times a day, and an unforgettable social experience with our volunteers.
Trained camp volunteers, Cimboras as they are called at camp, look forward to meeting and working with the children; in one session, 70 children are looked after by at least 70 Cimboras. Our camps are free of charge for all participants.
Please note, that in order to participate, campers must speak Hungarian. The only exception is the two international summer camps where we welcome Czech Slovak and Polish children. They do not need to speak languages other than their own.
Over the course of six days, loads of laughter, adventurous programs and evening fun await seven to 18-year-old children and teenagers treated for cancer, diabetes, haemophilia, chronic arthritis or IBD, divided according to age groups and illnesses. A total of 70 campers and minimum the same number of volunteers take part in one session. Since 2008, Czech, Polish and Slovak kids can also be part of the Bátor Tábor adventures.
- Participation in the camp is free of charge, but families must arrange for the child to get to the camp and back home themselves.
- Beginning of the camp: on the date given between 1 pm and 4 pm.
- End of the camp: on the date given between 9 am and noon.
- Participation is necessary throughout the entire duration of the camp.
Our so-called “Lélekmadár Tábor” provides help to families who have lost a child due to a serious, chronic illness. Over the four-day sessions, participants can meet parents and siblings who have gone through the same tragedy. Besides adventure therapy activities, they are assisted in coping with their grief by professionals. Throughout the year, we welcome families in three consecutive sessions (autumn-spring-autumn); over this period, a supportive, coherent community is built, and a long-term relationship is established between the families.
- If you’d like to participate in the camp, contact Eszter Lencsés, camp organiser, during office hours (9 am – 5 pm) at the phone number +36 1 302 8808, via email: email@example.com, or fill in the application form at the link below.
- After completing the form, send it to the address of the Bátor Tábor Foundation (Reitter Ferenc utca 46-48, 1135 Budapest, Hungary). Your personal information will remain private in accordance with current legislation.
- We’ll get back to you with a confirmation regarding camping possibilities within six weeks. In the event of too many applications, the applying families may be temporarily placed on a waiting list. You can contact us with any additional questions via the contact details provided above at any time up to the camp’s start.
- Please note, that the language of the Bereavement camp is Hungarian.
We look forward to welcoming you if there is a child under the age of seven in your family, who is being treated for cancer, diabetes, haemophilia or chronic arthritis. You can spend four days with us free of charge at our campsite in Hatvan as part of a cheerful family weekend.
- Participation of all family members (parents and children) living in one household is compulsory (except for siblings over 18, their participation is optional).
- Participation in the camp is free, but families must make their own arrangements for travel to and from the camp.
- Beginning of the camp: on the date given, between 3 pm and 5 pm.
- End of the camp: on the date given, between 10:30 am and noon.
- Participation is compulsory throughout the entire duration of the camp for all family members.
- Please note, that the language of the Family Sessions is Hungarian.