Noogieland is our program offering ongoing support for children who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a loved one living with cancer, or grieving the loss of a loved one to cancer. Noogieland consists of children support groups, educational and interactive workshops and Camp Sparkle.
For our tiny members, we offer reserved Noogieland time, just for toddlers under the age of 5. These ‘Tiny-Tot’ Play Dates are set up during various adult programming, so parents can rest assure their little one is playing in a safe, supervised area.
This very special program is a 5-week summer day camp (2 days during the week) that provides fun themes, specialized workshops and lots of laughter during summer vacation. Snacks are provided. There is no fee for Sparkle Time but registration is required as there is limited space. Children ages 5-12 are invited to attend – Older children may be able to serve as Sparkle Time volunteers! For more information contact the main Clubhouse at 248-577-0800.
Outside of a traditional support group, we also offer a variety of kids workshops. These workshops allow the kids to explore various avenues of expression, while building a community with the other children living with a cancer diagnosis in the family.
These support groups are for teens who have been touched by cancer in any way. They provide an opportunity for discussion, socialization, and various specialized workshops. Teens are encouraged to share their experiences with cancer in these monthly groups that are facilitated by a licensed clinician.
Club Red is a volunteer opportunity open to all teens looking to make a difference. Their mission is to promote awareness of Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit in the community, assist with events and initiatives, and provide volunteer service. Community service hours can be earned by providing volunteer service in Club Red. Learn how to join Club Red here.
Social Activities are offered throughout the year for children and their families, such as Family Fun Days which usually includes an activity and food, Noogiefest (our annual Halloween event), and our holiday party.