Since 2006, the Fundación Aladinahas worked closely with the Serious Fun Children’s Network, a network of camps for children with serious illnesses founded by Paul Newman.
The donations we get make it possible for more than 200 Spanish children and teens with cancer to enjoy a magical week at a especial summer camp, Barretstown (Ireland) and Dynamo Camp (Italy).
Every year, thanks to Aladina 200 Spanish children and teens with cancer enjoy a magical week at a very especial summer camp, Barretstown (Ireland) and Dynamo Camp (Italy), completely free of charge.
The camps provide children living with serious illnesses with a spectacular camp experience and high-quality medical care, all in the safest and most supportive environment. And for the kids, it’s high-flying, friendship-building, memory-making fun.
Nestled in the Irish hills, in beautiful natural surroundings, Barretstown is a magical castle donated by the Irish Government.
Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.
Children from all over Europe come to Barretstown for a week of life-changing experiences.
For over 10 years, Aladina has had a close relationship with Barretstown, making it possible for more than 200 Spanish children and teens with cancer to visit each summer and enjoy an unforgettable vacation.
Horseback riding, canoeing, climbing, archery, art and crafts, dancing, and plays are just some of the fun activities our children enjoy. But most importantly they get to have fun, make new friends, forget about their illness and just be kids.
The camp’s facilities include the Aladina-funded “Aladina Center” (2013), an extensive play area in one of the buildings, in addition to a modern film studio (2021) for the use and enjoyment of children and adolescents.
This wonderful camp is located near Florence in Italy’s Tuscan region. It welcomes children with cancer and other serious illnesses from Italy, Spain and the middle East.
Since 2017, more than 50 Spanish kids with cancer have enjoyed an incredible week of summer camp in Dynamo, completely free of charge , thanks to a financial contribution from the Fundación Aladina.
The camp’s program of recreational therapy, sports, and outdoor activities (including pet therapies), helps children and teens regain self-confidence, make friends and go back home full of energy and will to live.