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Camp for children with cancer underway

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

A summer camp specialized for children living with cancer is underway.

Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do is the home for children living with cancer. The camp provides children living with cancer the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the outdoors. It offers children the chance to canoe, rock climb and hike to name a few.

The week-long camp hosts 109 children and over 50 volunteers, nurses and counselors. Victoria Valentine, a 15-year-old living with cancer, says it's incredible to make friends who understand what it's like to go through cancer.

"It's more than you would think that happen to children, and you know these guys just try to take that pressure away from you," Valentine said. "And you guys you're just, you're all connected by cancer and it's amazing."

Camp Whatcha-Wanna-Do's motto is, "until there is a cure, there is a camp." Fundraising allows food, housing and activities to be free of charge for all children. For information on how to donate to next year's camp, you can visit the Camp Whatca-Wanna-Do website.

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