Gilda’s Club children’s program, Noogieland, is especially designed
to meet the needs of children touched by cancer. Its name is a humorous reference
to a famous bit by Gilda Radner, and is just silly enough to make perfect
to children whether they know Gilda or not. It is a unique art and activity
based program where children can talk about their feelings as they participate
members, children are full and equal members of the Gilda's Club community.
Children who have a loved one living with cancer and children who have cancer
themselves deserve a program that addresses their specific needs.
fun, loud, noisy and totally unlike any other child cancer program. Kids have
the opportunity to be surrounded by other kids in similar circumstances. Noogieland
even has a special category of activities for teens whomconsider themselves
too mature for Noogieland, but do not qualify as adult Gilda's Club members.
Tween/Teen Lock-in Sleepover
Club's Second Annual Tween/Teen Lock-in Sleepover will
be held at the clubhouse Friday, February 28, 2014 from 7:30pm
until pick-up at 8am. This special all-nighter will be for tweens and teens
ages 11 and up! Click here for all the details. Make sure
you come hungry, and are ready for crafts, games, movies, laughs and much,
much more! Don’t forget to bring a friend! Please RSVP at 585-423-9700
ext. 315 or email Jennifer
Johnson at the clubhouse.
must have a completed permission slip at drop-off. Please print the permission
slip (click here)
and bring it on February 28.
Looking to help
spread the word about the event? Click here for our Lock-in Sleepover flyer.
Open Arms takes place every July and it is a two-week day camp for any child
touched by cancer or a blood related disease, including sickle cell anemia.
Children living with cancer (or blood related disease) or any child who has
a family member living with the disease are welcome to attend. Camp Open
also welcomes children who have lost a loved one. The camp's main purpose is
to provide campers, including those undergoing treatment, with the opportunity
for a normal camping experience, and the chance to spend time with their
in a fun, interactive way.
Get ready for
fun! Applications are due by June 7.
For campers: Camper
application packet + Gymnastics
waiver + Rock Venture
For counselors: Counselor
Mary Casselman by email or
at 585.423.9700 with any questions.