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New Mexico, United States
Camp Enchantment, or Camp E, is a week long camp for children who have or had cancer. Camp is what all of the counselors, staff and campers dream about all year long. For the campers it is a place where they can be who they really are. They can be kids. Our staff is made of predominantly volunteers from all over the United States.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Enchanted Ball

The dance is what all of our campers, counselors and staff look forward to ALL week! The fabulous crew from Alchemy Hair Studios in Albuquerque come up ready to pamper, curl, paint and spray! They are armed with curling irons, colored hair sprays, temporary tattoos, makeup and nail polish ready to give the kiddos their fairytale style! They even dressed up in some great costumes this year! There were some amazing transformations and the kids loved being able to do something different than what they normally get to do.
Kendra's hair transformed from her usual beautiful curls to sleek and shiny!
Corrie getting braided and then later spray painted blue

Gabby getting her nails painted
Nina at the make up table

Time to paint some nails! Corrie took over as nail stylist and painting Counselor Jon's nails
Aria with her Little Mermaid hair!

Beautiful Ana, Nina and Mariah all ready to get in their costumes!
CIT Chris getting all of his Tin Man makeup on

The Camp Enchantment Dance is the most fun dance that most kids will ever attend! There is no judgement for the crazy, goofy dancing, just a fantastic time with the fabulous friends that were made this week! There was also a XBOX Kinect set up, Playdoh and bracelets at the craft tables and a delicious selection of apple nachos and a chocolate fountain. In addition, the Kona Ice truck came up and everyone was able to make their own snow cone creations.

Jay and his daughter Jane, I mean The big bad wolf (Grandma style) and  Little Red Riding Hood

The Wizard of Oz group!

Alice in Wonderland crew!

Gabi and Eva

Arielle, Kristin and Tara with a photo bomb from Counselor Kyle or Schmee!

Counselor Meghan making her snow cone!

Friday, May 31, 2013


Because the dance deserves its own post...We are posting pictures from Friday day now and will hopefully get the Friday night photos up by tonight if not by the morning!
Today the campers had their classes. The teens had the option of doing the Flying Squirrel, which is another high ropes element! After lunch we gave the groups plenty of time to relax, nap and pack up their stuff. Many of the kids went swimming again this afternoon and some of the kids are already getting ready for the dance. Alchemy Hair Studios in Albuquerque sends fabulous volunteers up to do hair, makeup, temporary tattoos, nails etc. EVERYONE has a blast getting ready!


HAPPY THURSDAY! Can't believe how quick the week is going by, all of us are starting to wish that Camp Enchantment was not just a week but SEVERAL weeks! We can dream big!
Thursday was filled with rock climbing with the juniors and kayaking! The teens were recovering from their Teen Trek. In the afternoon we had a foam party. There is an inflatable pool that gets filled with foam. The campers and counselors get to run around inside the pit and have a grand time! There was s slight issue with the fact that it was soooooo windy! The foam would get filled up in the pool, a giant gust of wind would come and the foam would be flying through the air!
Last night was the talent show! We already know that we have the most amazing campers at our camp, what we did not know was how many talented kiddos we do have! We were serenaded with so many beautiful voices and laughed until our stomachs hurt with all of the comedians! Such an incredible opportunity to watch these kids blossom throughout the week and inspiring to watch them do things they would not normally have the courage to do!

Gabi and Ashley posing for the camera! Gabi rocking the tutu in honor of her friend Baillie on her birthday!

Gabi, Kait, Jazzy, Morgan, Jay, Deyla, Arielle and Katie wearing tutu's for Baillie!

CIT Stephanie getting some pre-performance makeup on Corrie!

Musketeer Moustache

The cutest rainforest song ever, performed by Abigail and Danica

Pretty butterfly Serenity

The Wrestlers!

One of the jars that was created for the memorial circle that was held on Thursday evening. It was such a beautiful event. It made for a super late night, which is why it took us some time to get this post up.