What is Happiness Is Camping for Kids with Cancer?

  • waking up to the chattering of birds...
  • gliding across a still lake in rowboat...
  • singing the camp song before digging into three hearty meals each day...
  • splashing in a cool pool on a hot day with noisy friends...
  • laughing 'til your sides hurt at the weekly talent competition...
  • holding hands and singing at day's end...
  • falling asleep to the sound of crickets...
WE'D LIKE TO WELCOME YOUR CHILD TO A WEEK IN THE COUNTRY - WHERE ILLNESSES ARE FORGOTTEN AND HAVING FUN IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

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It's all these things and more. Happiness Is Camping is a very special family of children who share an illness. Because this serious bonds exists, there is a deep understanding among the campers. No child will be stared at here because of a missing limb or lack of hair. All the campers have survived similar experiences and are eager to assist one another, to ease any visible discomfort with ready friendship and supportive smiles.

Our staff of counselors and doctors, nurses and volunteers are a part of this special family, and the health and welfare of each child is paramount to them. You can be sure, however, that your child won't be treated as a sick kid - he or she will be treated like a kid. And that's what makes this camp so wonderful; it's just that - a camp for kids.

The camp is located on 145 scenic acres of woodland in Hardwick, New Jersey near Blairstown. Comfortable camping facilities include spacious cabins, each complete with modern showers and toilet facilities and bunk beds; a modern, fully equipped dining hall; a recreation building for rainy day activities and dances (with computer center, library and video center for movies, TV and stereo); an arts and crafts workshop; a full size swimming pool; a climbing tower, adventure and ropes course is located on the south corner. The east end of camp boasts a complex for tennis and basketball. At camps' center is a sparkling lake, home to elusive fish and families of ducks, swans, and turtles, as well as our fleet of paddle and row boats, canoe's and kayak's.