Pediatric Heart Center
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Follow Your Heart Camp

Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Follow Your Heart Camp is a free sleepaway camp for children ages 8 to 15 with congenital heart disease, including those who have had cardiac surgery.

The annual program provides kids a fun and exciting camp experience while considering their unique health care needs.

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A Safe Summer Respite

Campers can enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as swimming, archery, canoeing and campfires, while also learning skills to help them navigate the challenges of living with a cardiac condition.

Together, campers will gain the skills and confidence to manage their cardiac conditions and live life to the fullest.

Follow Your Heart Camp Mission

The mission of Follow Your Heart Camp is to provide a safe environment where children and young adults with heart disease can have fun while learning life skills and developing self-confidence to help them navigate the challenges of living with a cardiac condition.

Through participation in programs with other young people with cardiac disease, campers will learn they are not alone in facing these issues. Our goal is to have campers become informed and active participants in managing their condition throughout their lifetime, and affirm that their cardiac condition does not define them, but is only one aspect of who they are.

In short, we hope that camp will help prepare kids to “follow their heart” as they each follow a unique path to realize their individual potential.

Contact the Pediatric Heart Center at 401-444-4612.

Children playing soccer at Follow Your Heart Camp
Follow Your Heart Camp is run under the supervision of pediatric heart doctors, pediatric nurses, and other volunteer staff from the Pediatric Heart Center and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.