Second Annual Santa Fights Cancer Splash & Dash 5K

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 with a time of 21:08.4. Laura is also running the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon on behalf of HIC this November. To donate to her cause, please visit her Crowdrise page at Congratulations to all of our runners and thank you so much to everyone that donated and attended!


50/50 Raffle Winner!

Happiness Is Camping would like to congratulate a local Blairstown resident for winning our First Annual 50/50 Raffle! A total of 267 tickets were sold, meaning the winner took home $13,350. Thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket. HIC received a total of $13,350 from the fundraiser, enough to sponsor 6 kids for a free week of camp. Thank you all for your participation!!!


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 this year. Register as a virtual runner, run from whatever location you choose and we will mail you a race shirt. You say you do not run unless a zombie is chasing you? We’ve also added a Couch Potato category that is perfect for you. Register as a couch potato runner and support Happiness Is Camping while happily doing no form of exercise at all on race day. We have something for everyone so please register today and help put a smile on the face of a child with cancer!
The registration link is:

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 $2,500. These funds will be used to provide camp for a child with cancer. Imagine allowing a child with cancer to leave their hospital room to shoot archery or play in the pool with other children who have gone through similar experiences. 

Runners on our team will receive guaranteed entry into the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon and a Happiness Is Camping running shirt.

For more information or to join our team, please contact Lisa Benzaia by email at lisa@happinessiscamping or by phone at (908) 362-6733.


Sign Up For Camp!

It is now time to register for camp!!!

To sign up, simply go to

We expect a waiting list again this summer, so please sign up as soon as possible. The process is a lot easier this year for the health exam form. Simply download the form, have your medical professional complete it, and then either upload the form to your CampDoc account or email it to Rich at Once you are registered you will receive an email confirmation from Rich. 16 year old campers can register for session 1 only.

Summer camp 2018 here we come!!


2018 Camp Dates

We are excited to announce our 2018 summer camp dates! The following sessions are available for campers and siblings ages 6-15*.

  • Session 1: Sunday, July 8 – Thursday, July 12*
  • Session 2: Sunday, July 15 – Thursday, July 19
  • Session 3: Sunday, July 22 – Thursday, July 26
  • Session 4: Sunday, July 29 – Thursday, August 2
  • Session 5: Sunday, August 5 – Thursday, August 9

*Please not that 16-year-old campers can attend Session 1 only. 

Online registrations are available through CampDoc beginning on October 30. Don’t be placed on the waiting list, register early!