2020 Family Weekend Camps!

We have 3 Family weekend camps this Fall! Because of our amazing support, each year we have grown. 2020 is no exception, we are ready to serve more families then ever, and of course all of our programs are 100% free of charge. If you know of a family who has a child/children dealing with a serious illness, send them our way! Camper and volunteer apps are up right here on camp’s website.

Welcome to 2020!

We are working on some new fundraising events, and new programs so that we can serve even more campers! Follow us here, and on social media to keep up on everything!

Camp Weekends

We are so excited to have over 100 campers signed up between our two Family Weekend Camps! Our first camp is less then a month away.

Block Party

Our 3rd Annual Founding Friends Picnic will be happening July 27th from noon-3:00pm in Naperville, IL! Join us at the riverwalk Grand Pavilion for fun, food, and a silent auction.

Block Party

We will at the Iowa City Downtown Block Party June 22nd! Come check us out and get a S’more or cotton candy!

Please Join US!

Support Camp Bangarang at our 2nd Annual Guest bartender Night at Iowa Brewing Co. in Cedar Rapids, Thursday March 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. All tips and raffle ticket sales will go towards providing our camp programs 100% free of charge!

2019 Family Camps are up AND dates are a bit different!!!

We will be hosting two separate family camps this year, one in IA and one in IL! Our IA camp will be at the YMCA Camp Wapsie in Coggon IA September 6th – 8th. Our first ever IL camp will be at Easter Seals Timber Point Outdoor Center in Hudson, IL from October 18th – 20th. Campers can choose the location and date that works best for their family, volunteers, we would love to see you at both!
These completely free programs were made possible by the hundreds of individuals and companies that donated throughout the year!!!

What a great first family camp!!!

Camp Bangarang’s first family weekend camp went off without a hitch! Although it was a bit chilly and rainy, that didn’t stop our campers and volunteers one bit. We want to thank everyone who made camp possible- folks who donated, came to events, spread the word, volunteered AND especially the wonderful families that trusted us with their weekend. THANK YOU for making this camp dream a reality! Because of people like you, we will have many more camps to come!!! We also wanted to say a BIG thank you, to YMCA Camp Wapsie for hosting us- they did a great job, and we will be back!

Our Fall Family Weekend is just days away!!!

Taking place at YMCA Camp Wapsie, Oct 5th – 7th families will be able to have fun outdoors together, laugh together, get messy together, relax together and grow together! This is our first major program and we plan to follow it up with tons more for years to come! THNAK YOU to everyone that helped make this dream come true!

Our mailing address changed!

Camp’s new office location/mailing address is:

649 Valley Brook Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403

Currently accepting Families for our Fall Family Weekend!

This is open to all families with a child (or children) with a chronic or life threatening illness. Start the process by clicking the RED APPLY button on the WHO WE SERVE page!

July 15th Stone City General Store event!

This is a live music indoor/outdoor event with raffle and silent auction prizes. Please join us for food, drinks, music and FUN! 4:00 – 8:00 in Stone City, IA. Check out more on our Facebook Page (link below)

Check out our 2nd Annual Founding Friends Picnic in Downtown Naperville’s Grand Riverwalk Pavilion!

Saturday Aug 25th from noon – 3:00 – We will be serving food/drinks and all are welcome! This is a free event with silent auction and raffle prizes available. To RSVP or get more information email us at info@campbangarang.org

Camp Bangarang was chosen by the Downers Grove (IL) Area Newcomers as their 2017/2018 charity of the year!

We are so happy to be working with such a generous and dedicated group!


Please Join Us!!! 1/10/2018 at the Iowa Brewing Company in Cedar Rapids, IA

From 5:00 – 8:00 Iowa Brewing will be hosting a Camp Bangarang Fundraiser with raffle prizes, live music, and guest bartenders! 100% of the tips and money from the raffle tickets will go towards Camp Bangarang. The event takes place @ 708 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


We officially got our Federal non-profit approval!!

This means that any and all donations made from April 2017 on are 100% tax deductible.

This also enables us to apply for various financial grants. It is a huge step forward towards our goals.

A home and a vacation!

Bangarang can feel like home and a vacation at the same time! So there it is, we hope you get involved and find your Bangarang!!!!