All children like having fun. That’s why Cincinnati Children’s has created a week-long virtual camp for our patients with cancer, blood diseases and immune disorders.
Virtual Camp is an opportunity for kids ages 7-18 to develop new skills, form lasting friendships and build self-esteem. Perhaps the greatest benefit of virtual camp 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 12-18 or Kids Week if you are 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 12 months, or the 5+ Survivorship Clinic once in the past 12 months.
Patients are eligible if they fall under the following diagnosis group:
- Neuro Oncology
- Sickle Cell
- Solid Tumor
- Type 2B VWD, Type 3 VWD
What Is Virtual Camp?
Virtual camp activities offer a wide variety of online entertainment to keep kids busy, learning, and having fun while practicing safe social distancing.
NjoyItAll Camp 2021 Dates
- Teen Week Age 12-18: Monday, July 19-Friday, July 23
- Kid Week Age 7-12: Monday, July, 26-Friday, July 30
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Register?
The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute’s NjoyItAll Virtual Camp is by invitation only. Patients will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with information about registration. Follow the instructions to obtain information on registration. Registration will be open for two weeks.
When Will I Hear Something?
Once your registration is completed for each child, 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 2021, all spots will be secured. You will receive an e-mail after registration to discuss next steps.
Siblings: Patients may include siblings of similar age for virtual activities. Sibling information will be included during the registration process.
It is offered for one sibling to attend virtual 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 virtual 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 12-18.)
Is There a Cost for Virtual 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 virtual camp.