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!
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 5-18)
HealthWorks! Camps Out:
A camp for children who are overweight, focused on making good life choices regarding food and exercise. (Ages 9-13)
A camp for children treated through Cincinnati Children’s with Asthma and other respiratory conditions. (Ages 9-13)
A bereavement camp through Cincinnati Children’s Starshine Hospice that brings families together to build bonds, make memories, and have fun.
Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati:
A program for those with spina bifida to build connections, enjoy nature, and learn from one another.
This camp is designed for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and related diseases. (Ages 7-16)
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.
Camp Joyful Hearts:
Serving children with a congenital or acquired heart disease. Campers 18-21 can apply to be volunteer counselors. (Ages 8-18)
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
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.
Camp Erin Cincinnati:
Camp Erin, created and funded by The Moyer Foundation, is the largest nationwide network of free bereavement camps for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them.
Teens – July 16-21
Youth – July 23-28
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)
July 30 – August 5
Serving children with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association. (Ages 8-15)
August 6 – 12
Ohio’s only summer camp program developed specifically for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. (Ages 6-17)