All children like having fun. That’s why Cincinnati Children’s has created a week-long camp for our patients with cancer, blood diseases and immune disorders.

NjoyItAll Camp is an opportunity for kids ages 7-17 to develop new skills, form lasting friendships and build self-esteem. Perhaps the greatest benefit is the opportunity for children to connect with others who are facing similar challenges.

You may attend Teen Week if you are a patient, age 12-17, or Kids Week if you are a child, age 7-12. You must be a patient who has been seen in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s two or more times within the past 24 months, or the 5+ Survivorship Clinic once in the past 24 months.

Patients are eligible if they fall under the following diagnosis group:

  • BMT
  • Hematology
  • Hemophilia
  • Leukemia / Lymphoma
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Sickle Cell
  • Solid Tumor
  • Type 2B VWD, Type 3 VWD
  • Vascular

NjoyItAll Camp 2023 Dates

  • Teen Week (Age 12-17): Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21
  • Kid Week (Age 7-12): Sunday, July 23 - Friday, July 28

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is camp located?

Camp Joy: 10117 Old 3c HWY Clarksville, OH 45113

Campers will stay overnight from Sunday-Friday at Camp Joy. Our medical team will be present at camp to assure each patient’s medical needs are getting met while away from home.

What activities will my child participate in while at camp?

Campers participate in many fun activities such as; swimming, fishing, canoeing, yard games, ropes courses, group campfires, cooking activities, musical activities, nature walks / hiking, exploring animals, and various arts and crafts projects! All activities offered can be modified for your child if needed. Your child will get the full experience of being tech-free while camping.

Is there a cost for NJoyItAll camp?

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.

How can I sign my child up to attend?

The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute’s NjoyItAll Camp is by invitation only. Patients will receive an email from cbdi.camp@cchmc.org with information about registration in February. Follow the instructions to obtain information about registration. Registration will be open for one month.

When Will I Hear Something?

Once your registration is complete, all information will be reviewed by the camp medical team. Reservations will be held based on the date in which registration was submitted. A limited number of spots are available, and once full, applications will no longer be accepted. As of May, 2023, all spots will be secured. You will receive an e-mail after registration is complete confirming your application was received. The camp director will be in contact by e-mail to discuss the next steps.

Siblings: patients can choose to bring a sibling of similar age to camp with them. Sibling information will be included during the registration process.

It is offered for one sibling to attend camp for the week along with the patient. This gives them a chance to spend time with their brother or sister and share in the experience together. When including a sibling for camp, he or she has to be in the same age group as the patient. (For example, if a patient is 14 and the sibling is 11, the sibling would not be able to attend because the age groups are 7-12 and 12-17.)

Additional Questions?

Reach out to cbdi.camp@cchmc.org with questions about NjoyItAll camp.