Letter to Self Part 1

Jay Campers

Many think cancer disappears when treatment is over and there is no evidence of disease, but for so many, the side effects last forever. Thank you to one courageous Epic Experience camper for sharing what cancer has taken away from them.  This is why Epic Experience was founded: to provide a supportive community of people who understand what it’s like …

Meet Chris Chinn, the Newest Staff Member of Epic Experience

Jay Staff

Greetings, Epic Experience community! I’m Chris Chinn, a.k.a. “Burpee.” As Epic Experience’s newest staff member, I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a bit more about the journey that led me to this point. Most of you knew my father Louis “Stud” Chinn. If you didn’t, you missed out on a whole bunch of Dad jokes that left you …

Epic Experience in the Colorado Rockies

Jay Campers

By Cathy Pipcho This past July ‘21 I was given the opportunity to attend Epic Experience, a week-long adventure camp held in the Colorado Rockies, to “experience life beyond cancer”.  I had applied in ‘19 and was accepted after submitting an application, medical records and clearance from my doctor. After Epic’s own medical review I was notified I’d be at …

New Jersey Regional Day

Jay Campers, Volunteers

Such an amazing day zip-lining, climbing through the trees, and hanging out with friends old and new!  As a cancer survivor, former camper, and now volunteer with Epic Experience, I know firsthand how incredibly life-changing this community is and how lucky I am to be part of the Epic Experience family.  The best part of the day was watching how …

WHY I FOUNDED ‘MAN UP TO CANCER’

Jay Campers, Guests, Partners

By Trevor Maxwell I’ve been living with stage IV colon cancer since March of 2018. Before that time, I was cruising along as a husband, father, and independent business owner. I was 41 years old and never imagined cancer would knock on the door. Then, in what seemed like an instant, I found myself in a new world of scans, …

A Gen Z Cancer Experience

Jay Campers, Volunteers

Cancer has affected my life both negatively and positively. It was the darkest and scariest year of my life but also one of the most important.  I was diagnosed right before my sophomore year of college. I had just made a really great group of friends and was excited to be in college. The world was my oyster, as they …

Beyond Cancer Series

Jay Campers, Guests, Volunteers

The Beyond Cancer Series started in October 2018 as the Epic Experience Education Series. The goal was to maintain a sense of community among Epic Experience alumni, family, caregivers, and friends, while also providing information and resources surrounding a variety of topics related to living beyond cancer, everything from professional development to mental health. The series was also launched as …