Local Organization BASE Camp

Local Organization BASE Camp

BASE Camp has been proudly serving our Central Florida families impacted by ontological and hematological illnesses since 1982. Offering a variety of support services to offer respite for our families through our nourishment and encouragement programs.

Local Organization BASE Camp, What Does BASE Camp Mean?

  1. Believe Every Child Deserves a Childhood.
  2. Achieve the Impossible Every Day.
  3. Support Patients & Families.
  4. Educate So That You Can Help Us.

Local Organization BASE Camp


Local Organization BASE Camp. In 1982, BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation was established in Orlando, Florida. Unlike other cancer foundations, BASE Camp Focuses on providing a year-round series of programs to help children and their families along their journey of cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses. Over the years, Base camp has given their services and have expanded with 23 programs including “second wishes”, “Christmas in July”, “Milestone Parties” and so many more. Learn more about our services and programs.

Terri Jones

President & Founder

Terri is currently one of only a few staff members of BASE Camp. She is happily married to a Designer at a Civil-Engineering Firm in Oviedo and is the proud mother of a son and a daughter. Terri’s motto is “Life is Full!” and her philosophy is, “What goes around comes around, so always be nice!”

Cindy Whitaker

Parent & Program Director

Cindy joined the BASE Camp Team in 2005 knowing firsthand what it means to be on the cancer journey. Her son, Danny, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. Cindy got to know Terri and BASE Camp at the hospital and, knowing the value of the programs, continued on to join the staff after her son went into remission. Cindy serves as BASE Camp’s Program Director and you will find her out at the hospitals and overnight camps, delivering the programs she loves to the families we love.

Rachel Perez

Director of Operations

Rachel joined the BASE Camp team in 2009. If she’s not leading karaoke with the kids, you will find her in the back office working on volunteer coordination, marketing, accounting, development, and special event production.

Local Organization BASE Camp

Dennis Rivera

Nautical Department – Project Director

Dennis is an Army veteran and a father of five children. His son Caleb, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer) at a young age of six years. After his son’s recovery. Dennis joined Base camp to help provide a different type of support for our kids. Dennis overseas Base camp Nautical Department.

Rebecca Golden

Program Coordinator/Intern

Rebecca joined the BASE camp team in 2022. She is a student at the University of Central Florida studying Child Life. When Rebecca is not at BASE Camp helping Rachel with marketing and administration, she is delivering meals to our patients and families at Advent Health Hospital for Children. She also spends time in the Child Life department at Nemours Children’s Health.

BASE Camp has been proudly serving our Central Florida families impacted by ontological and hematological illnesses since 1982. We offer a variety of support services to offer respite for our families through our nourishment and encouragement programs.


Parent Support Group

BASE Camp coordinates parent support groups in the hospitals, clinics, and local restaurants to help parents cope through treatment and with the loss of a child.

Milestone Parties

One of our most loved programs is our series of Milestone Parties. These parties celebrate various milestones for children and their families, such as celebrating the end of chemo, post-surgery, a patient’s birthday, their sibling’s birthday, and more while the patient is in the hospital.

Hospital Meals

BASE Camp delivers meals every weekday to one of the two local hospitals, or one of the three outpatient clinics serving pediatric cancer patients.

Donate Today

BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation charity is supported solely by your individual and corporate donations. To continue our many programs, BASE Camp depends on tax-deductible cash contributions

Halloween Charity Event: “A Nightmare on Church Street”

Orlando’s Halloween Costume Extravaganza Returns After 20 Years!

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, Cheyenne Saloon Time: 8pm to 1am

A party for A cause! Tour purchase will help benefit BASE Camp Children’s Foundation. A Nightmare on Church Street has returned for an incredibly fun and unique get together. Several hundred people of all ages and professions from all over Central Florida and beyond for eating, drinking, dancing, mingling, socializing, networking, photos, entertainment, and so much more in a very upscale indoor event.  Click Here to Learn More!

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