Camp Heart Connection

Camp Heart Connection encompasses all of CCC’s free camp programs. Camp offers a magical home away from home. It is a safe place at which attendees can bond with other campers who understand what they’re going through, regardless of where they are in their journeys. Once a camper comes to camp, no matter which session, they will forever be part of the Camp Heart Connection family. CCC’s camp programs include:

Camp Heart Connection logo

Camp Heart Connection’s mission is to provide campers affected by childhood cancer and their families a secure environment to connect, grow and create lifelong memories.

2023 Camps

images of camp heart connection cabin with fireworks, trees and the saying of welcome home

CCC’s Oncology Camp and Sibling Camp will both return to their pre-pandemic structures next year! The theme for 2023 is “Welcome Home,” as it’s the first time the normal weeklong schedule for children only has been possible since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its lingering effects. Oncology Camp was held June 11-17, and Sibling Camp is scheduled for Aug. 13-19

Volunteer applications have reopened for Sibling Camp applicants – Director’s Team, Volunteer Staff (Counselors) and LITs.
Apply on CampBrain by July 28!

Day and Medical Volunteers,
sign up through CCC’s volunteer portal!

Most camp volunteer positions are for those 18+. Teen cabin staff members must be 21+. Some day volunteer opportunities for volunteers 16+.

Sibling Camper registration is now open through July 21.

Wondering all about camps? Check out our FAQs.

COCA logo
coca gold ribbon seal

Children’s Cancer Connection is an affiliate of Children’s Oncology Camping Association (COCA). COCA is a non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, advocacy and education.

Camp Heart Connection is a COCA Gold Ribbon Accredited Camp. Camp Heart Connection leaders completed the Gold Ribbon education program which helps organizations to identify policies and practices, specific to setting and population, that are documented and delivered in the course of providing a medically and emotionally safe pediatric oncology camp experience.

Camp Heart Connection Camps are graciously supported by Care Camps.

Learn about Camp Heart Connection’s insurance coverage for medical volunteers.

Thank You to Our 2023 Camp Supporters!

ui dance marathon logo with dancing icon
2023 Lead Camp Supporter
Team Lexi
Camp Activities Supporter
Blank Children's Hospital UnityPoint Health logo
Health Lodge Supporter