Welcome to Camp Simba
Camp Simba is a joint project between NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School first conceptualised in 2009. It aims to address the emotional needs of children whose family members are afflicted with cancer. With their family members struggling to cope with the illness, these children may miss out on the simple joys of childhood as they are left to deal with these large changes on their own.
Camp Simba therefore aims to provide a safe and conducive environment for them to have fun and enjoy themselves, while imparting key values such as resilience and courage. Most importantly, we aim to build a community for the children such that they can draw support and strength from one another, and know that they are never alone.
We hold an annual 3 days 2 nights camp for our participants ranging from 7-16 years old during the June holidays. Campers are paired with facilitators from either Duke NUS Medical School, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine or NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and undergo an exciting themed camp.
We also hold three one-day reunion sessions during the subsequent school holidays to allow the campers opportunities to catch up with their previous facilitators and fellow campers.