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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's Oncology Camp is a true summer camp experience, with activities including rock wall climbing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, and more. A week of summer camp is something every child should be able to experience. Oncology Camp allows for children who are on or off treatment to attend a week full of typical summer camp activities and so much more. Worried that your child won’t fit in? Campers who have attended before demonstrate that all campers understand the childhood cancer journey. In fact, survivors are often inspiration for kids who are newly diagnosed. Our staff is trained to be sensitive and supportive to all campers, and medical professionals are on site 24/7 to meet medical needs. Best of all, Oncology Camp is free to attend. 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.



Thank you to our 2022 Lead Camp Supporter University of Iowa Dance Marathon, and our Camp Activities Supporter, Lexi Stiles Memorial Golf Tournament and our Health Lodge Supporter, Blank Children's Hospital.



Camp Heart Connection Camps are graciously supported by Care Camps.