Camp is always a team production and virtual camp was no exception. Please join us in extending special thanks to the following people who helped make Summer 2020 a huge success!
“This camp is so much fun. It has always been so much fun. I wish we could be at camp doing these things in person. I really like the boys vs. girls activities. The girls were so awesome and we crushed the boys. I can’t wait until the next thing […]
Henry had never attended Happiness Is Camping and was super excited to attend Family Camp this year with his three siblings and parents. We developed Family Camp when several parents told us how scary and stressful it was to send their child with cancer to summer camp for the first time.
Our creative sessions were loaded with educational and fun activities designed to keep our campers entertained and engaged. Color Wars, Quidditch, Casino Night, a Professional Magic Show, and even Prom.
Every summer has a story. The Happiness Is Camping story for Summer 2020 was magic: the magic of camp, social engagement, and peer-to-peer interaction. We speak often about how special Happiness Is Camping is. Time passes differently at camp. You are away for eleven months, but when you go back, it’s like you never left. You can leave camp, but the magic of camp never leaves you. This summer showed us that camp magic can transcend physical location and a global healthcare crisis.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]