Camp Heart Connection's Mission
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.
Camp Heart Connection is a home away from home. It is a magical week where children affected by cancer have the opportunity to connect, grow, and create lifelong memories. Camp Heart Connection is a true summer camp experience, with activities including rock wall climbing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, and more. Beyond that, it is a safe place where everyone is given the opportunity to meet other campers who understand what you’re going through, regardless of where you are in your journey. Camp builds confidence and sense of belonging in campers through trust, community, and empowering experiences. Once a camper comes to camp, whether for one week or their entire childhood, they will forever be part of the Camp Heart Connection family.
“I’m old enough to have been able to watch my first group of campers grow up together and impact each other’s lives in a huge way. I’ve gotten to foster relationships with these kids and they’re just as much a part of my family as they are part of each other’s. Family is the reason we all continue to come back.” – Matt Dutton, Camp Counselor
***Due to health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oncology Camp 2020 has been postponed. Our new goal is to have Oncology and Sibling Camp in August. Registration is still open and we encourage you to register your campers as soon as you can.***
Camp Heart Connection's Core Values
Belonging - Camp is a family where you can connect with others who understand what you're going through.
Empower - Camp provides opportunities to build confidence and experience everything that camp has to offer.
Security - Camp has a culture of safety, respect, and emotional well-being.
Trust - Camp expects everyone to do the right thing and to take care of each other.