Camp Bluebird is an adult Cancer Survivor Camp. We are hosted by Sacred Heart Health System. The camp is a three day two night retreat where adults get to sit back be pampered and become kids again without any worries. We operate camp twice a year once in the spring and once in the fall. The camp is staffed completely by volunteers, including several nurses (so that we can handle almost all situations) that give of their time freely to make the most amazing experience happen for our campers. During camp we have small group meetings, Doc-in-the-Box, arts and crafts, self help sessions, pampering sessions (massages, facials, Happy shots), lots of free time, and best of all is our Thursday night Theme night.
Below are posters of some the past themes for camp. The next camp will be Carnival Camp!
Camp Director Letter
Welcome to Camp Bluebird of Pensacola, Florida
Camp Bluebird of Pensacola is in its 14th year of operation. Each spring and fall we offer a unique 3 day, 2 night experience for adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. It is a chance for them to share comfort, knowledge and support with other people who are on the same journey.
Our camp is held at Sacred Heart Health System's Miracle Camp, a beautiful 40 acre nature preserve that offers 20 acres of woods, a pecan orchard, a pond and a meditation labyrinth. It is a peaceful setting that gives our campers an opportunity to relax, refresh and renew; to spend a few days without any worries.
Staffed completely by volunteers, activities during camp include: Doc-in-the-Box (Local doctors who conduct a group question and answer session), arts and crafts, self help sessions, and pampering sessions that include massages, facials and glamour shots. The highlight of camp is our Thursday night theme night which includes activities related to the theme of the camp.
Camp Bluebird is a special project of Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola Florida. Our sponsors work together to make the experience affordable to all cancer survivors. Campers pay only a nominal fee (currently $40), so financial and in-kind support is imperative to cover the costs of the event. Sacred Heart's Foundation gives major support to Camp Bluebird each year through Sacred Heart's annual Employee Campaign. Other groups in our community aid in the support of our camp as well.
Please enjoy your tour of our site - as you look at pictures of past camps, take a moment to ask yourself "Why Not Me?" I can guarantee that our camp will change your life forever. Don't you deserve to do something special to renew your spirit?
Camp Bluebird Director
Camp Director Letter