A heartfelt thanks to the families who joined us for the 2016 Heart Institute Family Camp Weekend. View photos on the Cincinnati Children's Heart Camps Facebook page. We'll see you next year!

About Family Camp Weekend

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.

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 held in May. 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.