Join Kids at Heart for the first ever cardiac teen retreat at Historic Banning Mills! This event is open to teenage cardiac patients ages 13-20 and their parents. Participants will learn about some of the challenges of transitioning from pediatric to adult congenital heart care, while also getting a chance to meet some of the amazing Emory University adult congenital heart staff that is ready to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Educational topics will include:
- An introduction to the Emory team
- Understanding health insurance
- Making smart decisions about risky behaviors
- Discussions with young adults who have transitioned their care to Emory
Teens will also build leadership, independence and teamwork skills as they participate in outdoor group challenges, the Crazy Squirrel high ropes course, a zip line and mini golf.