Our Mission

The mission of Happiness Is Camping is to provide children with cancer and their siblings a traditional residential camp experience together with sophisticated medical care for campers both on and off treatment. These special children come to this unique camp free of charge, where they can put aside their illness and do what kids like to do… have fun!

About Us

The camp was founded in 1982 by a group of concerned individuals who recognized a need for a very special type of camp; for children with cancer and catastrophic blood diseases. Located in beautiful Hardwick New Jersey, the camp sits on 150 pristine acres of woodland, fields, streams, and ponds. Supported by donations and volunteer staff members, the camp is free to campers ages 6-15 and their siblings.

Upcoming Events

Aug 09

50/50 Raffle

August 9 @ 1:00 pm
Aug 11

5k Dash and Splash

August 11
Sep 01

Labor Day Weekend Family Camp

September 1 @ 10:00 am
Sep 25


September 25 @ 6:00 pm

What's New

Online Registration for the 2018 Dash and Splash is Now Open!

Online registration for the 2018 Happiness Is Camping 5K Dash and Splash - Santa Fights Cancer is now open! Want to run but you aren't free on August 11th? We've added a Virtual Runner category...
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Join our 2018 TCS NYC Marathon Team!

Are you looking for the accomplishment of a lifetime? Compete in one of the World Major Marathons while supporting children with cancer! Runners on Happiness Is Camping's team are required to raise a minimum of...
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