DONATE NOW

About The Valerie Fund

The Valerie Fund News

Happy Birthday Camp Happy Times

Camp Happy Times is celebrating its 30th season this coming summer with a huge birthday bash! "Happy 30th Birthday" will be the theme for the week, culminating in one extravagant birthday party on Saturday, August 18 when former counselors and campers, donors and sponsors will be invited to visit and join in the festivities. In 1983 when camp first started at Lane Robbins Camp in Sussex County, NJ, there were 53 campers from two Valerie Fund Centers. Today, Camp Happy Times attracts over 200 campers from eight Valerie Fund Centers and numerous other hospitals around New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. For the last 21 years camp has been held at Tyler Hill Camp in Tyler Hill, Pennsylvania. New activities such as a cupcake decorating contest, chili/wings cook-off, a game show, waterslide, and finally a Birthday Carnival Extravaganza will delight campers during the week along with all of our old camp favorites. The fishing contest where the girls compete against the boys to see who can catch the most fish always gets the adrenaline pumping. Many campers wakeup extra early to drop their poles in the water, eager to reel in a fish and shout "BOY FISH or GIRL FISH!" Other activities that are always big hits include makeovers by Chanel for the big dance, the camp-wide baseball game, fireworks, barbecue, and graduating the upcoming Leaders-In-Training and Senior Classes. Planning for camp begins the moment the staff returns from the previous year, starting with choosing the theme. Camp Happy Times is a remarkable experience for all who attend or visit from the very first minute they step off the bus. This will be one birthday party no one will ever forget!

Latest News View Archives

  • The Valerie Fund Names New Board Member

    [Maplewood, NJ, March 27, 2017) The Valerie Fund, a nonprofit that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders is proud to announce Harriet Greenholtz will serve another term on the organization's Board...
    read more »
  • The Valerie Fund Names New Board Member

    [Maplewood, NJ, March 23, 2017) The Valerie Fund is proud to announce the addition of their new board member JC Uva to serve the nonprofit organization that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and...
    read more »
  • The Valerie Fund Named 4- Star Charity by Charity Navigator

    [Maplewood, NJ, March 8, 2017) The Valerie Fund is proud to announce it has again been awarded the highest rating by Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent charity evaluator (www.charitynavigator.org). The non-profit organization treats children with cancer and blood...
    read more »
  • The Fourth Annual Rook Run (and walk)

    October 8, 2017Great Lawn Amphitheatre10 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJrookrun.com Long Branch, N.J. (March 1, 2017) – Rook Coffee has proudly partnered again with The Valerie Fund to announce The Fourth Annual Rook Run (and walk) presented by World...
    read more »
  • The Valerie Fund Announces 2017 Walk/5K- June 10th in Essex County’s Verona Park

    Ready to Raise More than $1,000,000 for the 6th Consecutive YearOver 4,000 walkers and runners will meet at Verona Park on June 10, 2017 to support children with cancer and blood disorders [Maplewood, NJ]- Planning is underway for the...
    read more »

Upcoming Events

May
8
Calabria Golf REGISTER NOW
Aug
7
American Express Charity Golf Tournament REGISTER NOW
Oct
8
Rook Run (and walk) REGISTER NOW

To Donate Today:
973-761-0422

DONATE NOW