2020 Camp Dates: Time to Start the Countdown

2019-09-16T13:25:11-04:00September 16th, 2019|

It is time to officially turn our full attention to the 2020 season. Today, the countdown to Summer 2020 begins! The dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: June 28 – July 2
  • Session 2: July 5 – 9
  • Session 3: July 12 – 16
  • Session 4: July 19 – July […]

American Camp Association Accreditation

2019-02-08T16:27:57-04:00December 10th, 2018|

Did you know that we are the only camp specializing in the care of children with cancer in the state of New Jersey to be accredited by the American Camp Association? In fact, we are one of only 22 camps in all of the US that exclusively serve children with […]

Open-Concept Gingerbread Houses: HIC’s Holiday Party Recap

2019-02-08T16:28:26-04:00December 3rd, 2018|

On Saturday, December 1, Happiness Is Camping hosted its Second Annual Holiday Party. The party was attended by over 50 members of HIC’s community and included campers (both current and past), counselors, volunteers, and Board Members. Santa took time out of his busy schedule to take pictures and hand out […]

College Prep Camp

2019-02-02T13:03:27-04:00September 19th, 2018|

Children with cancer are up to 15 times less likely to attend college than their own siblings. Although we’ve provided our campers with cherished childhood memories for over 37 years, we want to make sure our campers are set up for success in their adult lives. Therefore, we are proud […]

Counselor and Mentorship Program

2019-02-02T13:03:27-04:00September 17th, 2018|

Researchers at The University of Illinois conducted a study in 2017 regarding the effects of pediatric cancer on adult survivors. They found that adult survivors of pediatric cancer are five times less likely to get a job than their peers without cancer, and up to FIFTEEN TIMES less likely to […]

Meet our First Counselor from Germany: Lars!

2019-02-02T13:03:27-04:00September 14th, 2018|

Camp has always been home to staff members from all over the world. Over our history, we’ve had staff from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Mexico, South Africa, Ukraine, and many other countries. HIC maintains a partnership with Camp America, an organization designed to match international students […]

2019 Camp Dates: Time to Start the Countdown

2019-02-02T13:03:27-04:00September 12th, 2018|

It has been 34 days since Summer Camp has ended. For most of the campers, that’s way too long since the last time they saw their friends. For some of our parents, that’s way too much time that their kids have spent at home (thank goodness for school starting). For […]

Second Annual Santa Fights Cancer Splash & Dash 5K

2019-02-02T13:03:27-04:00August 13th, 2018|

Our Second Annual Santa Fights Cancer Splash & Dash 5K was a great success! 136 runners registered to race and 92 people braved the elements to run in the torrential rain. Our overall winner was Gary Leaman with a time of 18:38.3. First place on the Women’s side was Laura Straub […]

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