Oncology Camp

Camp Heart Connection’s Oncology Camp is a true summer camp experience for CCC youth ages 5 through graduating high school seniors. Activities including rock wall climbing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, Wish Night 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 exciting summer camp activities, bond with those on similar journeys and make lifelong friends!

2024 Oncology Camp will take place June 9-15 at the Des Moines Y Camp in Boone. Camp registration will open in February.

Most camp volunteer positions are for those 18+. Teen cabin staff members must be 21+. Some day volunteer opportunities for volunteers 16+. 

Wondering all about Oncology Camp? Check out our FAQs.

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.

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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 Our 2024 Camp Supporters!

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