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About Camp Chemo

Camp Chemo Available at Booksellers everywhere and by clicking here

The book, "Camp Chemo: Postcards home from metastatic cancer" started as a blog in September 2007 with Camille's first breast cancer diagnosis.  This true story continues today. 


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Camp Chemo is now available as an e-book and softcover book, on this website, your local bookstore or Amazon.

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Camille Scheel, author of Camp Chemo is active in breast cancer education and advocacy.  

Listen to an interview with Camille about living with Breast Cancer on Minnesota Public Radio News

Upcoming Events:

If you would like to have Camille speak at an event for your organization, please inquire at

Reading and Signing Monday, February 22, 7:00, Half Price Books, 2041 Ford Parkway, St. Paul

Reading and Signing, Thursday, March 3, 6:30, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave, St. Paul


Past Events:

Book Signing, Saturday, January 16 1:00-3:00, Barnes & Noble Calhoun, 3216 West Lake St, Minneapolis

Reading, Presentation and Signing, Thursday, January 28 6:30-7:45, Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Parkway, St. Paul

Angels & Divas to benefit Angel Foundation of Minnesota, Thursday, October 1, 2015 5:30-10:00.  Camille was the keynote speaker. 

Reading and Signing,Tuesday October 6th 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church60 North Kent Street, Sai

Reading and Signing,Sunday, October 18th 2:00-3:00, Subtext Books6 West 5th street, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Breast Cancer Education Association Annual Conference, Saturday, October 10, 2015 8:00-3:30.  Camille spoke on a panel entitled “Living with Metastasis”  all proceeds benefit BCEA

Signing, Sunday October 25th, 2:00-3:00, Barnes & Noble, 2100 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN

"Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer" in the "Hope and Loss: The Art of Dying in the Christian Tradition" April 19, 2015 Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church

Breast Cancer Education Conference Saint Paul, 2014 ; 

Sunday, March 22, "Off Our Chests: Women Talk Breasts" Amsterdam Hall, St. Paul

Moth Story Slam Saint Paul, October 2014 


Young, vibrant, and very much alive, Camille Scheel shares her true tale of living with uncertainty. Through journalistic updates dubbed “Postcards from Camp Chemo,” Scheel communicates her unfiltered hopes, struggles, and successes in the face of what many people fear most. With astounding fortitude and grit, and often with a surprising sense of humor, Scheel shows us that light shines in even the darkest of hours if only we know where to look. Written with tenderness and wisdom, Camp Chemo presents insights for anyone—with or without cancer.

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Camille Scheel began writing when diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. After multiple surgeries, chemo, and radiation she came to accept that the cancer isn’t going away. An advocate for a cure for and understanding of metastatic breast cancer, she lives in Minnesota with her husband, daughter, son, cat and dog.

Recent Media

Camp Chemo is helping individuals understand the breast cancer experience through media articles and interviews. Click the links below then share these resources with your organization or friends.

Interview on Minnesota Public Radio News 

Book Review in the St. Paul Pioneer Press 

Article in Minnesota Oncology Newsletter 

Article in Conquer 

Blog Post on HealthCommU "When Pink Fades to Black"    

Blog Post on HealthCommU "Communication Related Side Effects of Metastatic Breast Cancer"

Interview for Angel Foundation Minnesota Video Interview