About Children's Camps

COVID-19 Camp Cancellations

Considering the current data and recommendation that physical distancing and precautions remain in place for the foreseeable future, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our patients, families, volunteers, and staff to cancel in-person programming for all Children’s camps for Summer 2020. As a result, Camp Braveheart, Courage, Carpe Diem, You B You, Strong4Life, Independence, Krazy Legs, and No Limb-itations have cancelled all in-person programming. At this time, a decision has not been made about family camps or teen retreats scheduled for this fall. Our teams will continue to monitor the situation and plan accordingly. To learn more and see up to date information about the virus, please visit choa.org/covid19. For more information about an individual camp, please contact the camp director listed on the camp’s page using the links below.

Every child deserves to feel special, which is why we collaborate with regional organizations to offer children and their families the experience of camp. Our camps give children the opportunity to have fun, meet others with similar conditions and build confidence.

Other Children's camps include:

  • Camp Braveheart - A camp for children with congenital or acquired heart defects.
  • Camp Carpe Diem - An overnight summer camp for children and teens with seizure disorders.
  • Camp Courage - An overnight summer camp for children and teens with craniofacial anomalies.
  • Camp Independence - An overnight camp for children and teens with kidney disease and solid organ transplant.
  • Camp Krazy Legs - An overnight summer camp for children and teens with spina bifida.
  • Camp No Limb-itations - An overnight summer camp for children and teens with amputation or limb deficiency.
  • Second Chance Family Camp - A weekend camp for families of child who have received an organ transplant.
  • Second Chance Teen Retreat - A weekend camp for teen transplant recipients and candidates.
  • Camp Strong4Life - An overnight summer camp for kids 8-12 who are above a healthy weight (BMI greater than the 85th percentile).
  • Camp You Be You - An overnight summer camp for children with autism and autism related disorders.

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