The Joy Experience
- Gain interpersonal and personal skills, increase self-confidence and social skills.
- Experience healthy challenges from living in cabins to tackling high ropes courses.
- Developing lasting relationships as role models.
- And most importantly have LOTS of FUN!
Camp Joyful Hearts:
Serving children and their families with a congenital or acquired heart disease. (Ages 8-18)
Dates: May 17-19, 2019
A bereavement camp through Cincinnati Children’s Starshine Hospice that brings families together to build bonds, make memories, and have fun.
Dates: May 31-June 2, 2019
Cancer Family Care’s Camp Courage:
A day-long program for children impacted by a cancer diagnosis in the family or by a loss due to cancer. Camp Courage is also open to childhood cancer survivors. (Ages 5-14)
Dates: June 1, 2019
HealthWorks! Camps Out:
A camp for children who are overweight focused on making good life choices regarding food and exercise. (Ages 9-13)
Dates: June 2-7, 2019 (Family Camp June 7-9)
Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati:
A program for those with spina bifida to build connections, enjoy nature, and learn from one another.
Dates: June 7-9, 2019, 2018
A camp for children, treated through Cincinnati Children’s, with Asthma and other respiratory conditions. (Ages 8-14)
Dates: June 14-16, 2019
This camp is designed for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and related diseases. (Ages 7-16)
Dates: June 16-21, 2019
A special summer group-counseling program for children ages 7-17 is also available. Camp Pathways is an overnight weekend camp experience held at Camp Joy.
Dates: June 21-23, 2019
Camp Joyful Hearts:
Serving children with a congenital or acquired heart disease. (Ages 8-18)
Dates: June 23-28, 2019
Amputee Coalition-Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp:
Camp provides youth with limb loss and limb differences educational outings, team-building exercises, sports, and opportunities to learn from peers and adult amputee mentors.(Ages 10-17) Check out a video about Amputee Camp
Dates: July 6-13, 2019
Tuberous Sclerosis Camp:
A camp for children with Tuberous Sclerosis, designed to educate youth, create opportunities for success and a way to meet other children in similar situations.
Dates: July 10-13, 2019
Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children Summer Camp, Teen Retreat & Adult Retreat:
Camp and Retreat experiences for children, teens and adults grieving the death of a family member or close friend.
Teen Retreat- April 6-7, 2019
Youth (ages 7-12)- July 19-21, 2019
Adult Retreat- TBD
A summer camp experience for children with cancer, blood diseases, and immune disorders. Designed to educate campers, form lasting friendships, and build self-esteem. Campers 16 and up can enroll in the teen component and be junior counselors. (Ages 7-18)
Teen week- July 14-19, 2019
Youth week- July 21-26, 2019
Serving children with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association. (Ages 8-15)
Dates: July 27-August 3, 2019
Perlman Center Cerebral Palsy Camp:
This camp partners with the Aaron W. Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s to help children with CP and other physical challenges to live life as fully as possible.
Dates: August 3-4, 2019
Intro Camp Experience (ages 5-8)
This residential camp is designed specifically for younger campers who want to try out a shorter camp week. The program includes crafts, swimming, campfires, and much more.
Dates: August 4-6, 2019