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Dreams from the Heart Camp

About us     Dreams from the Heart Camp  was created in 1994 for children with severe congenital heart disease many of whom are limited and unable to participate in  camps designed for "healthy" children. Our camp allows these children to enjoy a total camping experience under the watchful eyes of cardiologists and nurses.  Several of our original campers have now become staff members and continue to come to camp, giving others the continued support that is needed.  The children enjoy the pleasures of swimming, canoeing, going to an amusement part, fishing on a pontoon boat, and so much more.  They may participate in games and arts and crafts. The camp also offers a unique opportunity to discuss health concerns with peers and with cardiologists through the "Ask the Doctor" meetings.

Each summer, children from all over Western New York who have had surgical intervention have the opportunity to enjoy this relaxed, medically supervised setting for four days at absolutely no cost to their families.


Mission Statement

Dreams from the Heart Camp provides a structured and supervised recreational outlet for children with complex heart disease. Many of these children are unable to attend other camps due to the complexity of their physical and medical needs. Dreams from the Heart Camp provides an environment that allows these children to build self-confidence. The camp also provides an unencumbered forum for these children to ask questions of the medical team that might otherwise not surface in an intimidating medical office.
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Pediatric Cardiology Associates of WNY LLC  *   936 Delaware Avenue *   Buffalo NY  14209  *  (716) 885-KIDS
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