Specialties & Services — Community & Prevention

Kids Need More

For more than 20 years, Stony Brook Children’s, in conjunction with others, has offered Camp Adventure, now called Kids Need More (Motivational Recovery Environments, Inc.) for children with cancer and their siblings. This free, one-week residential program held on the grounds of Camp Quinipet on Shelter Island provides a needed respite for kids with cancer — allowing them to simply be kids and enjoy everything from swimming to nature walks, scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts. The medical team of Stony Brook Children’s Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology has participated in Camp Adventure since its inception in 1991. Currently, Dr. Robert Parker, the chief of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at Stony Brook Children's, is the consulting pediatric oncologist. In addition, nurse practitioners from the Stony Brook Children's hematology are on staff. For more information, visit this website.