Friday, May 18- Sunday, May 20
Camp Joy

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Heart Institute 2018 Family Camp 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.


Families of children ages 0-21 affected by congenital or acquired heart disease, as well as adult congenital heart disease patients and their families. Camper eligibility will be determined by our medical board.


Check back for Family Camp Weekend 2019 dates.


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.


Charming, rustic cabins with bunk beds and modern shower and bath facilities. Two to three families per cabin. All meals will be provided.


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

Families registered for Family Camp needing to cancel their reserved spots will need to do so in advance. Check back for the 2019 deadline. 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 the deadline, you will not be able to register for Family Camp 2020 without permission from the Camp Leadership Team.

For questions regarding this policy, please contact