A unique camp designed especially for families grieving the loss of a child.

The goal of Cincinnati Children’s StarShine Camp LionHeart is to provide a safe environment for families to meet other families who have also experienced child loss and to learn to thrive in a world without that special person.

  • Dates: June 18 – 20 (2 overnights)
  • Times: Registration is from 5-6 pm, Friday, and checkout will be immediately after breakfast on Sunday morning
  • Location: Camp Joy campgrounds, 10117 Old 3 C, Clarksville, OH 45113
  • Camp is funded by community support at no cost to families.
    Deposit required — refundable upon attendance.

Join other families for an enjoyable, relaxing weekend at Camp LionHeart. Some of the goals for the weekend include:

Family Unity

Provides families with an opportunity to create memories together in a fun setting.


Provides an opportunity for parents/children/individuals to learn and connect with other families who have lost a child.


Opportunity to honor your child and to also incorporate your loss into a new family “normal”.


Provides wholesome outdoor recreation, creative arts, and adventure activities in a supportive environment.