Camp Rise Above is a strengths-based organization dedicated to providing a true camp experience to children with special medical needs and other life-threatening conditions. We offer many programs throughout the year to children around the state. Visit our “About Us” page to learn more!
Children with special medical needs and life-threatening situations rarely if ever get to be normal kids. Their conditions set them apart from others in ways that constantly remind them that they’re not like other children. With Camp Rise Above, these children enjoy a true camp experience with others just like them. With individual attention from trained camp counselors and on-site medical teams, they can enjoy being a normal kid at camp. We believe all children deserve to experience the magic of camp, regardless of their medical condition.

Founded in Mt. Pleasant, SC, CRA offers camps at hospitals around the state throughout the year, and our summer camp programs are currently held at James Island County Park. We hope to acquire land in the coming months in the Charleston area on which to build a permanently accessible overnight camp that will serve thousands of children each year.

We have also partnered with Camp Cole located in Eastover, SC to offer overnight camp programming to our campers. We are thrilled at the opportunity to provide this new programming since Summer of 2021.

Volunteer! We always need volunteers for our hospital and summer camp programs. Visit our volunteer page to learn more.

Support us! You can support our programs with financial donations, donated items, or by helping us spread the news about who we are and what we do.

Community Partners

Resources for CRA Families

We are proud to work with incredible partner organizations, and are happy to help families find the resources they need. Please reach out to us if we can help in any way!

Contact Jess

For information about volunteering or programming

Contact Allison

For information about fundraising or making a donation

Contact Erin

To reach our Executive Director