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Jess Kuennen(left)-Morale Captain

Maria Makar(right)-Alumni

“What was your favorite part of Camp Heart Connection?”**

“My favorite part of Camp Heart Connection was late night cabin talks and good night hugs with my campers! The food wasn’t bad either.”-Maria

**”Camp Heart Connection Oncology Camp:  Oncology Camp provides children with cancer a week of typical camp activities and so much more. Campers are able to spend time with others who are going through the same emotions as they are. Returning campers who are off treatment provide hope to our new campers, and nobody has to worry about not fitting in due to scars or hair loss. Our staff is trained to be sensitive and supportive of all of the campers.

Each summer an average of 135 children from around the state of Iowa, as well as western Illinois, southern Minnesota, southeastern South Dakota, and eastern Nebraska attend camp. It is a week of typical camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, and field games. The only difference is that all of these children have experienced a life threatening disease.”

(http://www.childrenscancerconnection.org/camp-heart-connection/)

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