Heart Institute Family Camp
About Heart Institute Family Camp
Heart Institute Family Camp is designed specifically for children and teens with congenital or acquired heart disease ages 0-18, along with their siblings and parents/guardians. Heart Institute Family camp allows for heart disease patients between the ages of 0-18 to experience camp with their loved ones and hopefully feel comfortable enough to attend Camp Joyful Hearts. Family camp is also a great way for families affected by congenital or acquired heart disease to interact, share experiences, and learn from one another. The weekend is full of fun family activities and educational sessions for parents, patients, and siblings.
Who is Eligible?
Children and teens with congenital or acquired heart disease ages 0-18, along with their siblings and parents/guardians are eligible to attend. Patients must be between the ages of 0-18 to qualify for Heart Institute Family Camp. Camper eligibility will be reviewed and determined by our medical board.
When Does Heart Institute Family Camp Take Place?
Heart Institute Family Camp is scheduled to take place Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19, 2024.
Where Does Heart Institute Family Camp Take Place?
Heart Institute Family Camp takes place at Joy Outdoor Education Center in Clarksville, Ohio. Camp Joy is 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.
What are the Accommodations?
Traditionally, families attending camp sleep in shared cabins. Typically, two to three families share a cabin. Camp Joy cabins are charming and rustic with bunk beds, and modern shower and bath facilities.
For those that register for Saturday/Sunday-only, hotels are located in nearby Wilmington and Mason, OH.
All meals will be provided by Camp Joy. Camp Joy will do their best to accommodate special dietary requirements. Food and beverages are not allowed in cabins.
How Does Registration Work?
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Those registered for Heart Institute Family Camp needing to cancel or modify their reserved spot will need to do so by Friday, May 3, 2024. If you do not cancel or modify your camp registration by this deadline, you will not be eligible to register or attend Heart Institute Family Camp in 2025.
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