There are many reasons Camp Dost is a household name in Central PA. For 30 years, Camp Dost has been serving children with cancer all across the region. Camp Dost was founded in 1983, a project of Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc.
Camp Dost’s mission is to put the emphasis on “the camper’s childhood not their illness.”
In the 30 years since its founding, Camp Dost has hosted approximately 2,600 campers. In the 19 years since Dost has been held at Camp Victory, it has hosted more than 2,000 campers, which is an average of more than 100 per year, making it one of Camp Victory’s largest camps annually and of all-time.
The Camp, like others, could not happen without volunteers. During the 2012 camping season, 67 volunteers attended camp. Many were from PA, but others were from all over the U.S. – 13 other states to be exact.