Blackman Lake holds the promise of adventure for Camp-Watcha-Wanna-Do at Camp Potawatomi, just 40 miles north of Fort Wayne.
Early morning polar bear swims, evening campfires, horseback rides, and so many other activities in the natural surroundings turn about 70 children living with cancer from patients to craftsmen, swimmers, climbers, and “outdoorkids.” Some learn to dance or get dirty by crawling through mud, while others soar high above the trees in the high ropes course. While the campers canoe across the lake or follow trails through the woods, they travel far from a land of medicines and hospital beds.
Here the campers give encouragement and understanding through laughter and friendship to help comfort each other as they make their way through the camp’s daily experiences to a lifetime of happy memories. Under the guidance of the nursing staff, doctors, volunteers and counselors, campers get more then just a vacation away from home. Camp is a vital experience in their lives with and after cancer.