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All children like having
fun. That’s why, at Cincinnati Children’s, we’ve created a week-long overnight
summer camp experience for all our patients with cancer, blood diseases and
immune disorders. It’s an opportunity for kids ages 7-18 to develop new skills,
form lasting friendships and build their self-esteem, all while having a great
time. Perhaps the greatest benefit of camp is the opportunity for children to
connect with others who are facing similar challenges.
Save the Date: 2014 Camp Dates
Week: July 6 – 11
Week: July 13 – 18
Registration links coming
“NjoyItAll Camp” is held
at Camp Joy, 10117 Old 3-C Highway, in
Clarksville, OH, approximately 50 minutes from Cincinnati and 75 minutes from
Columbus. Easily reached by interstate and state routes, the camp occupies 315
acres of trees, trails, fields and meadows overlooking a river valley. Three
handicap-accessible cabins with indoor bathrooms and hot showers will house
campers near the air-conditioned dining hall.
**The staff works closely
with the Cincinnati Children’s medical team to create a safe, supportive
environment for children, no matter what their abilities.
The camp provides:
Activities are designed so that all
children can participate, and rehabilitation therapists are on hand to modify
specific activities as needed. Campers are invited to bring along a sibling.
You may attend Teen week if you are an adolescent
patient, ranging in ages from 13-18, who has been seen in the Cancer and Blood
Diseases Institute, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the
past 18 months. The patient and one sibling* will then be eligible to attend the
same week of summer camp together.
CBDI Adolescents and
young adults aged 17 and over who have been a previous camper may apply to be
Jr. Counselors. If interested in being a Jr. Counselor please contact the camp
director. Jr. Counselors will be needed the week of July 13th – 18th to assist with Kid’s Week.
You may attend Kids week if you are a child, ranging
in ages from 7-12, who has been seen in the Cancer and Blood Diseases
Institute, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the past 18
months. The patient and one sibling* will then be eligible to attend the same
week of summer camp together.
In order to safeguard the privacy of all
campers and to foster camper independence, visitors and phone calls are not
permitted during the camp session.
If a camper MUST be contacted in an
emergency situation, the parent or guardian should contact the NjoyItAll camp administrator
at 513-636-6569 or 800-344-2462, ext. 6-6569.
She will then reach the director on
site. In an emergency, you can reach Camp Joy’s on-call phone at 937-725-4036.
This is strictly an emergency line.
The camp staff includes a full time
camp director, program specialists, summer cabin counselors, and auxiliary
staff. The counselors are selected from
experienced college-age and other individuals with a special interest in
working with children who have medical disorders. A medical team including
physicians from the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital will be onsite 24 hours a day. Medical staff and a hospital pharmacist will
meet with the campers’ parents on the first day of camp to review medical
orders. Camp personnel will adhere to all medical orders and activity
recommendations sent by the camper’s physician.
Through the generous
support of the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, the Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation,
and other donors, there is no cost to attend camp.
Learn about giving opportunities
will be listed in your acceptance letter.
Check-in: Sunday July 6
Check-out: Friday, July 11
Check-in: Sunday, July 13
Check-out: Friday, July 18
will end each week on a Friday with a picnic for campers and their families
from 5–6 pm.
No. NjoyItAll is staffed by Camp Joy and CBDI staff,
therefore we have no volunteer opportunities for individuals outside of
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
To register, a parent or guardian must call
or email to request a packet, and they must do so prior
to April 1st. When they call they
need to let us know how they would like to receive the packet.
Once you have a registration packet, it must
be completed and returned no later than May 5th. The application and the
required medical release forms must ALL be complete.
Patients must have been seen in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute within the past 18 months to be considered a current patient and do not need a
physical form turned in with the packet.
Please be sure to have a physical form
filled out for the sibling / guest who will be attending. Use the physical form in the packet, one from
our website or one that you already have filled out from a sport or activity as
long as it has been within the past 12-18 months.
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