04/16/19 4:30pm

SHARON DONNO PHOTO
The shaving cream fight, one of Camp Adventure’s favorite annual events, on the Camp Quinipet campus.

Camp Adventure won’t be holding its August summer program at Camp Quinipet this summer, but thanks to former Shelter Island Fire Chief John D’Amato, one important event will carry forward at the organization’s new home in Roscoe, New York. (more…)

11/20/18 10:00am

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Native American drumming instructor Walter Crow will return to the KidsNeedMoRE Campsgiving event this weekend at the Ram’s Head Inn.

While Thanksgiving is a day for families and friends to unite and count their blessings, for some it’s the start of a holiday period in which they long for a respite from a life of anxiety, worry and heartbreak. (more…)

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08/20/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO In a memorial service at Camp Adventure on the Camp Quinipet campus, butterflies were released.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO In a memorial service at Camp Adventure on the Camp Quinipet campus, butterflies were released.

Cancer knows no age, gender, color, religion or body type.

But for those stricken, yet fortunate enough to become part of the Camp Adventure family sponsored by the nonprofit Kids Need More, there is an ongoing support group that rallies to patients and their families whenever needs arise or a special event happens. (more…)

08/07/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Angie passed away on November 14, but two sisters who accompanied her to Camp Adventure last summer will be back this month.

COURTESY PHOTO
Angie passed away on November 14, but two sisters who accompanied her to Camp Adventure last summer will be back this month.

Angie was 9 last summer, suffering from cancer, when thanks to volunteer pilots from Patient Airlift Services, she and two sisters, Jazmin and Analia, were flown to East Hampton airport and then transported to Shelter Island.

Here they participated in “Camp Adventure” at the Camp Quinipet campus for a respite from doctors and hospitals, spending a week just being children. (more…)

10/17/17 10:00am
Volunteers of Kids Need More

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  Island volunteers and staff of ‘Kids Need MoRE’s’ Camp Adventure (held each summer at Camp Quinipet) gathered for a ‘thank you’ party at the American Legion hall.

Holly Lanzetta’s 6-year-old son Sam has cancer. As a single parent of two young boys, the Southold mother has long struggled to care for her sons — including providing the medical care Sam has needed throughout the years. Ms. Lanzetta has also had to find a balance that allows her to pay her bills while working between her son’s treatments to maintain as normal a life as possible for her family. (more…)