We have made the difficult decision to cancel Heart Institute Golf Camp in 2020. This decision was made after careful consideration, exploring all the feasibility of all available solutions and options, and based on guidance provided by Cincinnati Children's, as well as current federal and local policies. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and we look forward to hosting Heart Institute Golf Camp in 2021.

The game of golf is a great option for physical activity during these uncertain times and we encourage you to check out local organizations such as The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Recreation Commission for opportunities to stay engaged in golf throughout the summer and rest of 2020. 

In partnership with The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky and the Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute patients are eligible to be considered for FREE summer golf camp that takes place in July-September 2020. Participants who are accepted into this free camp will attend a 3-day SCRATCHgolf camp followed by The First Tee program for seven weeks.

Camp Details

In partnership with The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky and the Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute patients are eligible to be considered for FREE summer golf camp. Participants who are accepted into this free camp will attend a 3-day SCRATCHgolf camp followed by The First Tee program for seven weeks.

Golf Camp is open to Congenital Heart Disease patients and Center for Better Health and Nutrition patients, ages 7-14. Consideration for admittance to camp is based upon review from our medical staff.

Participants must commit to a 3-day SCRATCHgolf camp. The 3-day camp will take place at Reeves Golf Course in the summer of 2021.  Exact dates will be announced once they are finalized.

All participants will also commit to The First Tee Program which meets once a week for seven weeks following the 3-day SCRATCH camp (First Tee dates to be confirmed). Days, times and locations vary by age. Participants may select their preferred location during registration.  

Returning participants will register the the First Tee program through The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky directly. Contact Jeanne Siegel at jeanne@thefirstteegcnky.org or 513-988-7226 Ext. 1

Incentives

All new participants will receive:

  • A full set of junior golf clubs

All participants (returning and new) will receive: 

  • A logo golf shirt
  • A logo golf hat
  • And more!

To receive the incentives, participants must be present for the length of the 3-day SCRATCHgolf camp and for at least six of the seven First Tee PLAYer classes.

Locations

Considerations

  • Consideration for admittance is based upon review from our medical staff.
  • Participants must be present for the length of the 3-day SCRATCHgolf camp and for at least six of the seven First Tee PLAYer classes to receive incentives.
  • Transportation to and from camp will not be provided.

About the Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati

The efforts of the Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati are aimed primarily on supporting clinical, translational and basic investigations intended to advance pediatric cardiovascular medicine. The SCRATCHgolf camp mission is to help congenital heart defect kids and children identified as at risk for future heart disease socially, mentally and physically through golf. The goal is to meet new friends, take a mental break from medical issues and learn some important life lessons through golf.  

About The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

The First Tee is a nationally recognized non-profit youth development program that uses golf as a platform to help teach kids important character-building life skills, core values and healthy habits which they can use throughout their lives on and off the golf course.