Kids with cancer given urban camp experience at Camp H-Town

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A sleep away camp for children with cancer includes a dance party for the brave kids. (KTRK)

Heading into this week's start of Camp H-Town, the young campers have had to face their own battles against cancer.

But on Wednesday, the kids got to do something that they aren't afforded too many times - a chance for fun and to get down on the dance floor.

A dinner and dance party took place at the House of Blues in downtown, where the kids got to be able to forget about their diagnosis just for a moment.

Camp H-Town is a five-day camp situated at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston in partnership with M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital. Kids between the ages of 8 and 14 years old who are living with cancer get a true urban camp experience, according to organizers.

Aside from the dance, campers are scheduled to visit the Houston Zoo, tour Minute Maid Park, and spend a day at the Downtown Aquarium.

The Four Seasons raised nearly $30,000 as part of the concept, in addition to other fundraisers and endowments. The hotel's entire ninth floor was converted into an urban campground with bunkbeds, camping gear, and a music room. The Four Seasons is also housing counselors and medical rooms for doctors, nurses, and staff.

It is touted as Houston's first urban oncology camp.
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