Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17, 2020
Camp Joy

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT CAMP REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 12:00AM EST ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29th.  The registration link will appear on this page at that time.

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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.


Family Camp Weekend 2020 will be held Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17.  Registration will open at 12:00AM EST on 2/29/20.  Please follow our facebook page for updates


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; however, 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.

This process has been updated for the 2020 camp session.
Please take a moment to review!

Due to increased interest in Family Camp, our registration process has been updated.  When registration opens, we will release a limited number of spaces.  Once those spaces are full, we will move to a waitlist.  Families on the waitlist will be placed in a lottery and names will be drawn at random on a specified date in late March (date to be announced).  If your name is drawn, you will be contacted about availability to attend Family Camp.  

Cancellation Policy

Families registered for Family Camp needing to cancel their reserved spots will need to do so by Monday, May 11. This advance notice is necessary to allow families on the wait list to have the opportunity to attend with 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