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A New Place Like Home

Camp Rainbow Gold allows children affected by cancer and their families to do so much — to relax instead of worrying about what’s next, to trade the glaring lights of treatment rooms for abundant sunshine, to swap the unrelenting noise of hospitals for the sound of kids playing. 

But for more than three decades, we haven’t had the resources to do enough. Camp Rainbow Gold came to life every year, only to have volunteers pack it all away and store it until the following summer. And every year, we had to turn away children who desperately need our special brand of magic.

After years of searching, it was time to put down roots. Hidden Paradise in Fairfield, Idaho, was the perfect fit.

A welcoming, safe space like ours simply doesn’t exist in Idaho. We’ve made Camp Rainbow Gold as secure as possible for our campers and their families, but until now we haven’t been able to create a true, fully functioning medical camp. With top-notch, permanent medical facilities, we can help kids and their families do the important healing work of play and relaxation.

There are also many other nonprofit organizations serving children, families and adults who are facing a variety of medical and physical challenges. We’re not the only Idaho organization that needs a secure, purpose-built medical camp designed to be accessible and safe for everyone.

Hidden Paradise will help countless people experience the fun and bonding of summer camp and other outdoor adventures.