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  • 1.  Summer camp for heart kids

    Posted 01-22-2024 12:41

    Hi I was wondering if anyone had a list of summer camps for heart kids or any recommendations for places?

    Desire Montano
    (559) 394-2141

  • 2.  RE: Summer camp for heart kids

    Posted 01-23-2024 12:47

    Hi Desire!

    Thank you for starting a thread about summer camps for heart warriors! Our camp, Hope With Heart, is excited to be celebrating our 35th year of operation this summer! We host a week-long sleep-away camp and the best part is, our camp is FREE of charge for our families. Located in northwestern New Jersey, we welcome children ages 7 to 17 with no geographic restrictions. Our 2024 camp dates are Sunday, August 4th through Saturday, August 10th.

    Under the guidance of Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. George Kipel, along with two Cardiac Care Nurses, our campers are in excellent hands. The fun is curated by our Camp Director and Activities Coordinator.

    Prospective campers are invited to fill out our Camper Intention Form so we can anticipate their application. You can click here for the form or find it on our website: Camper Intention Form.

    Our 2024 Camp Application is on our website: Hope With Heart.

    We are also always on the lookout for Heart Counselors, aged 18 and above. Their application will be accessible on our website starting in February.

    During Covid, Camp Odayin in Minnesota initiated a virtual Camp Hearts Unite group. This platform allowed camp directors and staff to share valuable information. While there may be more camps out there, here is the list of those who joined the conversations.

    Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have questions.

    Heart Camp Directors
    Contact Email Camp Role Location
    Dan Cork"}"> Bill Neeches Heart Camp For Kids Associate Director Pennsylvania
    Keith McIntire  "}">  Bill Neeches Heart Camp For Kids Director Pennsylvania
    Joanne Cottle"}" data-sheets-hyperlink=""> Bill Neeches Heart Camp For Kids Associate Director Pennsylvania
    Bird Thompson"}"> Camp Luck Director of Operations North Carolina
    Kim Jackson"}"> Camp Luck President South Carolina
    Joe Casey"}"> Camp Luck
    Alissa Gretina"}"> Hope with Heart Director
    Sandi OReilly"}"> Hope with Heart Development New York
    June Griffin"}"> Hope with Heart Board President New York
    Brittany Ransom-Doss"}"> Center for Courageous Kids - Camp Bravehearts Camp Director Kentucky
    Patrick Smith"}"> North Star Reach Director of Camping Michigan
    Rob McDonald DIRECTOR@MERRYHEARTCHILDRENSCAMP.ORG"}">DIRECTOR@MERRYHEARTCHILDRENSCAMP.ORG Merry Heart Children's Camp Executive Director / Camp Director Oregon
    Kurt Podeszwa"}"> Camp For All - Camp Pump it Up/camp Rageous Camp Director Texas
    Melissa Cipriano"}"> Children's Heart Foundation - Camp Mend-A-Heart Executive Director Nevada
    Macie Meeks"}"> Camp Strong Heart Camp Director Georgia
    Kym Allen"}"> Camp Strong Heart Camp Director Georgia
    Christal Endler"}"> Camp Del Corazon Executive Director California
    Cathy Korkosz"}"> Nick and Kelly Heart Foundation Camp Director Arizona
    VALERIE REXIN"}"> Camp Systole Executive Director Missouri
    Sara Meslow"}"> Camp Odayin Executive Director Minnesota
    Dani Wilkinson"}"> Flying Horse Farm Camp Director Ohio
    Susan Lee"}"> Camp Boggy Creek Recruitment Officer Florida
    Susannah Craig"}"> Camp Bon Coeur Executive Director Louisiana
    Sara Feit"}" data-sheets-hyperlink=""> Follow Your Heart Camp Camp Director Rhode Island
    Jamie Harris"}"> Keeping the Beat Retreat Volunteer RN Boston
    Julie Stumpf"}"> Camp Rhythm Director Missouri
    Melissa Meyers"}"> Camp Moss Director Texas
    Cheryl Butler"}"> Camp Moss Director
    Taylor Poole"}"> Camp Moss Volunteer Coordinator
    Shannon Antinarella"}"> Camp Brave Heart
    Kati Keyes"}"> Camp Brave Heart

    Sandra OReilly
    Hope With Heart
    Waldwick NJ

  • 3.  RE: Summer camp for heart kids

    Posted 01-27-2024 10:51

    My HW goes to the Bill Neeches Heart Camp in Western PA. It's early June, sleep away camp. He has a blast every year!