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    Camp Bon Coeur


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Traditional Camp
    • Sub-Categories: Physical Disability
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Accreditation: American Camp Association
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Everyone wants to feel normal. To have a sense of belonging and community. To participate in the same activities and have shared experiences with others. For the 40,000 kids born with heart conditions every year, finding others who can relate to testing, risky procedures, even open-heart surgery—sometimes more than once—can be difficult. 

    Our week-long summer camp is for kids between the ages of 7-16 with heart defects. The only camp of its kind in Louisiana, we offer a safe and fun environment for “cardiac campers” to participate in a range of activities under the supervision of our nurses.

    Kids will unplug, connect with others, and build camaraderie in this “home away from home” with opportunities for canoeing, swimming, sports, art, archery and teambuilding to help them grow their personal development skills. Lodging is bunk-style rooms with a common area, infirmary, and communal restrooms in one building. Bunk rooms (or “cabins”) are separated by age and gender, with a counselor assigned to each.

    Space is limited to 60 campers.