Andrew W.K. writes about time at camp for young people with cancer in Vice

Party rocker Andrew W.K. spent some time at Camp One Step, a summer camp for young people with cancer, in Wisconsin earlier this year and recently wrote about the experience for Vice.

“I assumed I was being brought in as an entertainer to help cheer up these young patients—some as young as 5 years old—and offer them some sort of boost,” Andrew W.K. writes. “Little did I know, these brave young people were going to teach me more than I ever dreamed.”

This, it turns out, was by design as the camp each year brings in special guest to be students instead of teachers. “Instead, I’d learn about strength and resilience through these courageous cancer patients, experience their power and incredible energy,” he writes.

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Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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