Public Interest Incorporated Association Solaputi Kids' Camp (Solaputi Kids' Camp) has received official notification from SeriousFun Children's Network (SeriousFun), that it has been approved as a provisional member in the Network. SeriousFun Children’s Network, which was founded by famous actor Paul Newman, is a worldwide network of camps and programs for children with serious illnesses and their families. Solaputi Kids' Camp is the newest full residential camp and first in East Asia to become part of SeriousFun.
What is SeriousFun Children’s Network?
The mission of SeriousFun is "to create opportunities for children and their families to reach beyond serious illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities, always free of charge."
SeriousFun began in 1988, when Paul Newman was inspired to create a place where children could experience life-changing adventures and meaningful friendships all while escaping the fear, pain and isolation of their medical condition. Paul’s vision became reality when The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp opened in Connecticut, offering kids facing serious illnesses opportunities to have fun and just be kids. The camp provided all of the necessary medical support needed to make sure children could be safe and take part in all of the camp activities. The experience helped to improve the quality of life for the children and their families.
Many people heard about camp and were inspired to bring the same experience to other parts of the world. Similar camps were soon established in the states of New York and Florida and overseas in Ireland and France. In 2001, the camps linked together, forming an association designed to help each other strengthen the services offered and expand the number of camps. This is SeriousFun Children’s Network.
This network of camps has grown to 30 camps and programs around the world, including in the United States, Europe and Israel, as well as in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. SeriousFun camps now serve 75,000 children and families each year and has served more than 518,000 since it began.