Thanks to all the heart families who came out for Family Camp Weekend - we had a blast with you!


Check our Facebook page for fun photos from the weekend.


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

2017 Family Camp Weekend will take place May 19-21. Onsite 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.

Cancellation Policy

Due to a large number of no-shows in 2016, a new cancellation policy has been implemented for 2017. We believe that this is a necessary step to provide the families and campers on our wait lists every opportunity to join the fun when space becomes available.

Families registered for Family Camp needing to cancel their reserved spots will need to do so by Monday, May 12 at 11:59pm EST. This action will allow families on the wait list to have the opportunity to attend with at least one week’s notice. If you do not cancel your camp registration by May 12, you will not be able to register for Family Camp 2018 without permission from the Camp Leadership Team.

For questions regarding this policy, please contact heartcamp@cchmc.org.