Alpha Tau-University of Utah

The Alpha Tau Pikes are proud sponsors of Camp Hobe. The chapter adopted Camp Hobe as their official philanthropy in 1988.

Camp Hobé is a summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to participate in camp activities that they would otherwise not have. Camp Hobé gives participants the chance – sometimes their only chance – to “just be kids” and to escape the grown-up realities they face everyday.

Camp Hobé serves children from the Intermountain area (Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada) or those being treated for cancer at Primary Childrens Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Children (or teens) who have been diagnosed with cancer may attend Camp Hob© while being treated with immunosuppressive therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunosuppressants) and for three camp seasons after their final immunosuppressive treatment. The cancer patients brothers and sisters may also attend Camp Hob© during this time period. Because we do not wish to turn any cancer patients away, no more than four children may attend from any one family, including the cancer patient (that is, one patient and up to three siblings).

Throughout their time at camp, Camp Hobé kids grow in spirit, strength, and understanding. They are allowed to play outside with other children, to discover the joy and freedom of being away from the confines of the hospital, and to temporarily displace the fears that the future holds. This is their chance”, sometimes their only chance, ”to œjust be kids and to escape the grown-up realities they face everyday.

Camp Hob© Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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To Sponsor Pi Kappa Alpha’s annual Gameball Run use the following link. All money goes directly to Camp Hobé.

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