The name "Camp Bluebird" originated from the Telephone Pioneers of America’s project to conserve southeastern bluebirds. And on the last day of the camp, as a sign of hope, each camper has the opportunity to build a bluebird house to assist the Pioneers with this project.
The camp's website says that participants describe Camp Bluebird as a "'a wonderful experience, with upbeat people sharing their experiences with cancer and survival." Camp Bluebird is uplifting, not sad as one might think, organizers maintain--"Campers share lots of laughter, and a few tears, but the emphasis is on maintaining hope and a positive attitude." Family and close friends are invited to share the concluding luncheon.