About Camp Simba

Camp Simba was conceptualized in 2009 to address the emotional needs of children whose family members are afflicted with cancer. These children are often left to deal with the large changes within their family on their own. With their family members struggling to cope with their illnesses, these children may miss out on the simple joys of childhood. 

Camp Simba thus aims to provide a safe and conducive environment for them to have fun and enjoy themselves, while helping to build their resilience and courage. Most importantly, Camp Simba hopes to build a community for the children, one where they can draw support and strength from other children who share similar experiences, and know that they are never alone.

Since its inception in 2009, Camp Simba has been jointly organised by students from Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. This year, to mark our 10th edition, we are merging with our sister camp, Camp Rafiki, and expanding our target age group to 7-16 (from 7-12). By bringing together children of 2 different age groups, we hope to build a larger and more supportive community, where both young children and teenagers can learn from different experiences and be each other’s source of inspiration and strength as they journey together.