2018 ACHD Camp: Date TBA!

Registration for the 2018 ACHD Camp will open in March. Stay tuned for more information!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2017 ACHD Camp! Adult campers enjoyed meeting other CHD survivors, especially those from out of town, in addition to the educational programming and camp activities.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

It’s time for adults with congenital heart disease to have a day of their own! Adult survivors of CHD, please join us at Camp Joy on Saturday, August 26th for a day of activities, learning and education sessions with staff at Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute. This event is FREE. 


Registration is limited to 40 campers. Campers will receive a welcome letter shortly after completing registration. 

In addition to online registration, camp leadership is also requesting campers provide their most recent clinic letter or appointment summary from their cardiologist. Personal medical information will be kept confidential and will only be used by our onsite medical team in case of any health concerns or emergency situations.

For more information and to submit clinic letters, please email achdcamp@chaoc.org.

About ACHD Camp

Patients ages 18 and up are encouraged to join us for a day away from the real world to meet other patients, try something new and just have fun! This event will encompass the Adult CHD Survivors’ motto — Encourage, Educate, and Empower — by giving the ACHD patient population a day of their own to celebrate life. This is a can-do event, where patients of all abilities can come together to socialize, share their story and learn from each other.

The Adult CHD Survivors of Cincinnati is a peer-based support and educational program made up of adult CHD patients and dedicated medical staff. The program motto is “Encourage, Educate and Empower.” Through a partnership with the Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati, this group is hosting the second annual Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Day at Camp Joy.


  • 7:30am - Sign-in opens
  • 8:00am - Camp begins
  • 4:00pm - Camp ends


Camp Joy
10117 Old 3-C Highway
Clarksville, OH 45113

What to Expect

  • Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati, Adult CHD Camp is FREE!
  • Opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including a ropes course, rock wall climbing, hiking, archery, canoeing, and much more!
  • Educational breakout sessions with Cincinnati Children's staff
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Water and snacks available throughout the day
  • Onsite medical staff and first aid equipment
  • Swag bag