We are a free camp for children with cancer and their siblings, ages 6-17. HIC’s summer camp operates for five weeklong sessions each summer, and campers are eligible to attend any and all sessions depending on their doctor’s approval. Our main goal is to simply lets kids with cancer be kids again. Therefore, our program is designed like any traditional camp. Campers climb the high ropes, shoot archery, swim in the pool, play sports, make crafts, and compete in our annual Color Wars competition. Campers come from over 14 area hospitals throughout the Tri-State area.
Our fully-equipped health center allows us to welcome even the sickest children on active treatment. Our dedicated staff includes a pediatric oncologist and two or more hematology/oncology nurses. They reside in our health center and provide 24-hour medical supervision. The center is equipped to handle on-going care, thus enabling us to welcome children who require oral and/or IVP chemotherapy, children at serious risk of bleeding and infections, and children with significant physical disabilities. In addition to administering to campers’ health needs, our medical team also enjoys participating in all camp activities. This offers our campers the opportunity to socialize with their physicians and nurses and view these care givers in a warm, non-clinical light.