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  • Family Camp Weekend

    Save the Date: May 13-15, 2016

    The Heart Institute Family Camp Weekend will take place May 13-15, 2016 at Joy Outdoor Education Center in Clarksvile, 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. The cost is $50 per family.

    Registration: Registration will open in February. Thanks to our amazing donors, Family Camp Weekend is free this year!

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

    When: Family Camp Weekend is May 13-15, 2016. 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

    Registration will open in February.

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

    If you would like to receive the Family Camp Weekend information card (mailed in February), email us to get on the mailing list.

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