Recent Programs & Events

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2019 Aspen Summer adventure

We had a magical week in Aspen this summer at the 2019 Aspen Summer Adventure from July 8-13!

The Stars had enjoyed pool parties, rafted the Colorado river, crafted master works of art, rode horses in the shadows of the Maroon Bells, learned to cook a 5-course meal at a five-star resort, and, in the week’s final challenge, ascended cliffs of over 50 ft on Independence Pass.

The kids gained confidence in themselves, lasting friendships with each other, and hope for their futures, a truly priceless gift.

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2019 Grand County Family adventure

We hosted nearly 200 people from 10 different states at the Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA for 5 days of high alpine adventure! The week included whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, boating, climbing, summer tubing, and so much more!

Most importantly, our families got the chance to connect with other families who knew exactly what they were going through. These connections are so important for families faced with the biggest battles of their lives- cancer.

As one family put it, “ We love being surrounded by people who ”get” us. No sad faces, or awkward stares or silences- we all share the same story.”

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Outreach programs

In addition to the week-long camps that we provide here at Shining Stars, we also provide nearly 70 outings throughout the year to give families a chance to re-connect and re-charge for their cancer battle ahead.

This summer, we offered families opportunities to attend Rockies baseball games, monster truck races, a “Come Out and Play Day,” co-sponsored by Adaptive Adventures, dragon boat races and more! Click on the photos below to view additional photos from each event.