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  • Family Camp

    The 2015 Heart Institute Family Camp Weekend took place May 15-17. Family Camp Weekend is designed specifically for families of children affected with heart disease.

    The weekend is full of fun family activities, informational sessions for parents and sharing with other families who have had similar experiences. Activities are planned throughout the day for all ages. The cost is $50 per family.

    Registration: Stay tuned for registration information and dates for the 2016 Family Camp Weekend.

    Who: Families of children ages 0-21 affected by congenital or acquired heart disease.

    When: 2016 dates are TBA. Registration and check-in will begin at 6 pm (no arrivals after 9 pm unless pre-arranged) on Friday with a pizza party, barn dance and games to kick off the evening. Our weekend will conclude on Sunday with an all-camp marshmallow war!

    Where: Joy Outdoor Education Center in Clarksville, Ohio, located about 50 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati on 315 acres of beautiful countryside. Hiking trails, a fishing pond, high ropes courses and an indoor climbing wall are just a few of the amenities that Camp Joy has to offer.

    Accommodations: Charming, rustic cabins with bunk beds and modern shower and bath facilities. Two to three families per cabin. All meals will be provided.

    Minicamp option: Children and adolescents ages 8 and up may stay in a cabin without their parents, although parents must be present at the camp. Camp Joy counselors will be supervising children enjoying the minicamp option. Space in the minicamp is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Registration Information

    Stay tuned for details for the 2016 Family Camp Weekend.

    Risk & Release Forms:

    • After completing registration above, you will need to fill out a set of Risk & Release forms for each family member attending.
    • For instructions on how to fill out the Risk & Release forms, please click here.

    How to Reach Us:
    Visit our Facebook page
    Email: heartcamp@cchmc.org
    Phone: 513-803-1841

  • Camp Joyful Hearts

    If your child is between the ages of 8-18, consider signing him/her up for Camp Joyful Hearts. Click here to learn more about Camp Joyful Hearts, including directions, facilities information, camp activities and camp staff.