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  • Family Camp Weekend

    May 13-15, 2016

    The Heart Institute Family Camp Weekend will take place May 13-15 at Joy Outdoor Education Center in Clarksville, Ohio. 

    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. Thanks to our amazing donors, Family Camp Weekend is free this year! Please note that space is limited.

    Registration

    Heart Institute Family Camp is currently full. To register for the waitlist, please click here and follow these steps:

    1. Select “WAITLIST” for EACH family member (cardiac child, parent/guardian, sibling, etc.) you would like to place on the waitlist.
    2. Once you have selected "WAITLIST" for EACH family member, click “CONTINUE.”
    3. Answer registration questions for EACH family member to be placed on the waitlist.
    4. After you submit the completed forms for EACH family member, you will be placed on the waitlist for Family Camp and notified if spots become available.

    Please contact Ali Barnes at 513-803-1841 or heartcamp@cchmc.org with questions.

    Who

    Families of children ages 0-21 affected by congenital or acquired heart disease. Camper eligibility will be determined by our medical board.

    When

    Family Camp Weekend is May 13-15. Registration and check-in will begin at 6 pm (no arrivals after 9 pm unless prearranged) 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

    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

    The Heart Institute Family Camp Weekend is currently full.

    To register for the waitlist, please click the green button above and follow the steps under the Registration section on this page.

    Please contact Ali Barnes at 513-803-1841 or heartcamp@cchmc.org with questions.

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