This idea was implemented by the Ladies Philoptochos Society, a Greek Orthodox women’ philanthropic group whose is mission is to serve people in need with love and support. The Ladies of the Philoptochos Society worked together to fundraise for “Kids n Cancer” and developed the foundation for the first Camp Agape in Dunlap, California in 1989. The name Agape was chosen because it means unconditional love.
Camp Agape has expanded and now includes Dunlap, CA, 1989; Portland, OR, 1995; Gig Harbor, WA 1997; San Diego, CA, 2005; Prescott AZ, 2007; with plans to further expand.
Camp Agape NW is sponsored and supported by four Puget Sound area Philoptochos Societies St. Nicholas, Assumption, St. Demetrios and Holy Apostles. From the beginning, Camp Agape NW has collaborated to create a unique camp filled with love and support for children with cancer and their families.