Day Camp

Day Camp is for both the child diagnosed with cancer and siblings ages 5-12. Days are filled with summer fun and spending time with friends at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Home for Hope in Johnston and throughout the Des Moines Metro. Kids enjoy a healthy mix of activities at CCC as well as field trips to places such as the Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center of Iowa and more. CCC staff packs in all sorts of fun without the overnight stay!

2024 Day Camp details will come in the spring. Please email the Programs Team with questions.

Day Camp volunteers must be 16+.

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Camp Heart

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.

What to expect

Some information about what to expect from the Camp experience.

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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 2024 Lead Day Camp Supporter: