In partnership with The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky and the Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute is currently recruiting participants to be considered for summer golf camp to take place in August 2018. Participants who are accepted into this camp will attend a 3-day SCRATCHgolf camp followed by The First Tee PLAYer program for seven weeks.

At the same time, participants may take part in a research project to investigate the health benefits of participating in this golf camp.

2018 Camp Dates and Details

Golf Camp is open to Congenital Heart Disease patients and Center for Better Health and Nutrition patients, ages 8-14. 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 on Thursday, August 9, Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11. The Saturday class will include a light lunch.

Participants must also commit to The First Tee PLAYer Program which meets once a week for seven weeks (September 10 through October 27). Days, times and locations vary by age as shown below. Participants may select their preferred location during registration.

SCRATCHgolf for New Participants

Reeves Golf Course

  • Thursday, August 9th
    10:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, August 10th
    9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, August 11th
    10:00am-12:00pm
    Lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm

SCRATCHgolf for Returning Participants

Reeves Golf Course

  • Thursday, August 9th
    1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Friday, August 10th
    12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Saturday, August 11th
    1:00pm-3:00pm
    Lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm

First Tee PLAYer Program

Ages 7 and older: Participants 7 years and older may register for any PLAYer7+ classes.

Reeves Golf Course (Monday)
·  Monday, September 10: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, September 17: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, September 24: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, October 1: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, October 8: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, October 15: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, October 22: 4:30pm-6pm

The Golf Courses of Kenton County 
·  Tuesday, September 11: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, September 18: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, September 25: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 2: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 9: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 16: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 23: 4:30pm-6pm

Meadow Links & Golf Academy (Tuesday OR Thursday) 
·  Tuesday, September 11: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, September 18: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, September 25: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 2: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 9: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 16: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 23: 4:30pm-6pm
-OR-
·  Thursday, September 13: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, September 20: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, September 27: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, October 4: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, October 11: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, October 18: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, October 25: 4:30pm-6pm

Neumann Golf Course 
·  Tuesday, September 11: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, September 18: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, September 25: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 2: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 9: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 16: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Tuesday, October 23: 4:30pm-6pm

Legendary Run 
·  Monday, September 10: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, September 17: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, September 24: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, October 1: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, October 8: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, October 15: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Monday, October 22: 4:30pm-6pm
 
Ages 10-14: Participants 10 yers or older are invited to register for our PLAYer10+ class, offered only at Reeves.

Reeves Golf Course
·  Thursday, September 13: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, September 20: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, September 27: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, October 4: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, October 11: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, October 18: 4:30pm-6pm
·  Thursday, October 25: 4:30pm-6pm
 
If a participant qualifies for The First Tee's Par Program, these dates and times will be different. We will reach out to these participants individually.

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 incentive, 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.