The Story of Camp Phoenix

When Does the Fun Begin?

Camp Phoenix - VA is a yearly weekend retreat for adult cancer patients and their caregivers that was envisioned and organized by the members of the Richmond Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society in 1996.  Camp Phoenix was founded by oncology nurses who recognized the need for respite in their patients.  Our own Pam Miller is one of the founders who remains on the current planning committee.


At Camp Phoenix, cancer survivors can share their triumphs and challenges, have fun, and just relax together in a supportive environment while enjoying health and wellness lectures, canoeing, peddle boating, dancing, cooking lessons, crafts, games, karaoke, campfires, nature walks, live music and expert presentations by oncology professionals on issues facing cancer survivors.  The food is all homemade and mostly organic not to mention DELICIOUS!.

Camp Phoenix is held on the last full weekend in September.  Check out our home page for this year’s dates. You can see what’s on tap for this year by clicking on the camp agenda button on our homepage.  Don't forget to check out "what to bring to camp" for a list of common items that you will need. We keep the cost to a minimum for the campers by raising funds all year long.  The fee is $45.00 per person.  Please tell your friends and family members about Camp Phoenix!  If you have any questions you can contact us by e mail or by phone.  Just visit our “Contact Us” page.