What We Do
We believe that children suffering from congenital heart disease should go to camp too – just like their friends! That’s why each year we pay tuition and travel expenses for Arizona children to attend the Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Camp located in Prescott, AZ.
The Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Fund has sponsored over 1800 camper experiences for the last 25 years.
As one of the few camps with medically trained staff on hand to care for these special-needs children ages 7-17, Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Camp provides families peace of mind while offering kids the full camping experience – from sleeping in a cabin, nature walks, water sports and recreation to arts and crafts. It also provides a setting that is supportive and inspires self-esteem building and socialization for children who suffer from congenital heart disease.
We were fortunate enough to celebrate our 25th Heart Camp anniversary in July 2019. With donations and grants from so many, we are able to continue making camp possible for Arizona heart kids.
If you don't think your child is ready to spend 5 days at camp, we do have a program to visit camp. Come join us for a visit and we will take you on a tour of camp and show you what a day looks like up in the pines. Future campers will experience the fun at heart camp, participate in a camp activity, and your party can join us for lunch! For more information on Future Camper day, please email email@example.com.
Counselor and Infirmary Staff applications are closed.
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great disappointment that the 2021 Nick and Kelly Children's Heart Camp has been cancelled. however, we had a great time with the campers who attended virtual heart camp!
The Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Fund assists with medical expenses directly related to the child's heart condition that are often not paid for by many insurance policies. These expenses may include ambulance service, air evacuation, some prescription medications and travel and lodging for the family during heart surgeries that are not performed locally. Arizona families seeking assistance are referred to the Nick & Kelly Children’s Heart Fund by their cardiologist, social worker or other medical professional.
ADULT CONGENITAL HEART WALK
Each year in November, we have a booth at the Adult Congenital Heart Walk. We would love to see you at the next walk! The Adult Congenital Heart Association Annual Walk takes place in November at Diablo Stadium, 2200 W Alameda Drive, Tempe AZ 85282.