For ages 12-18 years old

Teen Camp

Don’t miss out on this year’s annual summer day camp! Past activities have included: yoga, hip-hop, art, cooking demos, Second City and Lasertron at Whirlyball.

Camp registration closes when the 40th camper submits their completed paperwork. This is first come, first served.  Due to capacity limitations we will not be able to make exceptions for more than 40 campers this year.

To register, please contact Allison Brown at or 312-464-9900

Special Outings & Workshops

Designed for teens who have cancer themselves or who have a loved one or friend living with cancer or have lost a loved one to cancer.  The ability to network and share cancer-related experiences with each other is encouraged through participation in age-appropriate activities based on teen interests.  

For more information on upcoming events and to RSVP, please contact Allison Brown at or 312-464-9900


Our annual Halloween party for children, teens and their families includes Halloween-themed activities, crafts and food.  Come in costume! RSVP REQUIRED

Holiday Party for Kids

Our annual multi-cultural holiday party for children, teens and their families includes activities, crafts, and food. RSVP REQUIRED

GCC @ School

A school-based cancer education and support program for children and adolescents with cancer or cancer in their family.
Click here for more information about GCC@School!


If you are looking to earn community service hours for school, consider becoming a volunteer. We have a number of ways you can help, including serving assisting with special Noogieland program events.

For more information, please contact Samantha Rowland at or 312-464-9900


To help us plan ahead, please make a reservation for any program at least 24 hours in advance by calling 312-464-9900.

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Teen Essay Contest

A writing contest for high school students to share their experiences about living with cancer themselves, a family member or friend living with cancer or those who have lost a loved one to cancer. For information about the 9th Annual Teen Essay Contest, contact Allison Brown at 312-464-9900 or by email.

8th Annual Teen Essay Contest winners:

Category: Teens who are living with a cancer diagnosis 

In 1st Place from Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dajon Blumenberg “I Lived Through it to Tell About it”

In 2nd Place from Lyons Township High School, Kate Palermo “Leukemia 2.0”

In 3rd Place from Lincoln Park High School, Sharon Alvarado “The Fight”

Category: Teens with a Family Member or Friend who is Living with a Cancer Diagnosis or have lost a Loved One to Cancer 

In 1st Place from Hinsdale Central High School, Reagan Brownell “A Letter For My Brother/2008”

In 2nd Place from – Oak Lawn Community High School, Rachel Cartolano “Mosaics”

In 3rd Place from Northside College Prep, Kara Beigh “Thought from the Sister of a Cancer Survivor”

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