Camp Ed Bear

Previously called Camp CHOPS, this annual camp is for children ages 6-16 with cancer and blood disorders. Provides chance to meet other children with similar diagnoses for fun and support.

The camp is now completely supported by Project Ed Bear which originated in 1994 when 11-year-old Ede Bittle broke his leg playing football and discovered he had bone tumors. Although the tumors were benign, the experience inspired Ede to help others and he proceeded to distribute teddy bears to each newly diagnosed cancer patient at Akron Children’s. The name of the camp was changed to honor Project Ed Bear.

Camp Carl has a heated pool, an indoor basketball court, a ropes course, a pool and foosball table, a disc golf course, a climbing wall, zip line and a horse barn.


First or second weekend in June


Camp Carl
8054 Calvin Road
Ravenna, OH

For More Information

Doug Palmer: 330-543-3108
Sharon Beach: 330-543-3278

Related to conditions: ALL, AML, Astrocytoma, Bone Cancer, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, Cachexic Disorder, Cancer, Craniopharyngiomas, Ependymoma, Ewing Sarcoma, Germ Cell Tumors, Glioma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Kidney Tumors, Leukemia, Liver Tumors, Lymphoma, Medulloblastoma, Melanoma, Neuroblastoma, Neutropenia, Oligodendrogliomas, Osteosarcoma, Pineoblastomas, Retinoblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Thyroid Masses, Tumor, Aplastic Anemia, Bleeding Disorder, Blood Disorders, Bone Cancer, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell Anemia.

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