While the five-day journey to Walt Disney World® will always be at our core, we have evolved into an organization that focuses on togetherness, not escape. Therefore, we created more programs so that the families could further the bonds that are created on the trip! Our programs include the following:

The Trip Program

Each year, Bert’s Big Adventure provides a five-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.

From the limo rides and chartered flight, to the character-filled parties and princess makeovers, the trip is nothing short of magical. Throughout the trip, each family is accompanied by a Bert’s Big Adventure liaison, allowing them to get the most out of their once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Reunion Adventure Program

Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure strives to further strengthen its established community and friendships by hosting Reunion Adventures. Also known as family reunions, the exclusive and unique events provide the families with year-round opportunities to enjoy more VIP experiences and intimate family time away from doctor visits and hospital stays.

The Fairy Godparent Volunteer Program

The Bert’s Big Adventure Fairy Godparent volunteer program supports the organization’s families when a Bert’s Big Adventure child is admitted to a partner hospital. The Fairy Godparent volunteers visit the children daily and provide magical moments during a trying time.

So far, Bert’s Big Adventure has established the Fairy Godparent volunteer program in Atlanta, Nashville and Washington, D.C. with many more cities to come!

Other Charitable Services

Bert’s Big Adventure recognizes that managing a funeral after an unexpected death can mean additional stress for a family already coping with grief. Bert’s Big Adventure strives to pay the funeral costs for any Bert’s Big Adventure child that passes away so that the family can focus on healing.

A family can face copious, unforeseen financial struggles when a child is diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness. In some cases, this program is utilized to help families in need to fill that financial gap during trying times.