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New Dates Set for 2024 Summer Camps

The dates for 2024 Camp Heart Connection summer camps will be:

The shift of Sibling Camp from mid-August to earlier in the summer comes following years of staffing challenges for the highly attended camp and an expectation of even more growth. As many volunteer camp staff members are also college students and are moving into their residences and/or unavailable, it has become increasingly difficult to recruit sufficient volunteer numbers in August. This was the case even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As CCC leadership expects camper numbers to grow in 2024 and beyond, organization leaders made this decision in an effort to make the Camp Heart Connection experience as safe and enjoyable as possible for both campers and volunteers. Family and volunteer survey feedback supported this date shift. The June 30-July 6 camp week is the only alternative week currently available at the Des Moines Y Camp.

Camp volunteer applications will open on Nov. 1. And, campers can begin registering for Oncology and Sibling Camp in February.

Questions? Please email the Camp Team. Thank you!

Post expires at 10:38am on Thursday March 7th, 2024