Hearts in the Valley brings children (ages 7-16) with heart disease, and those who are post-heart transplant, to Frost Valley YMCA where they join the wider community for the joys of summer camp. Growing out of our 30-year partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore, and modeled after our successful Kidney Camp, Hearts in the Valley offers these campers the care of expert pediatric cardiologists, cardiac nurses, and nurse practitioners in our Guenther Family Wellness Center.
Special attention is given to the individual medical, social, and developmental needs of each child. Back-up medical facilities are provided locally by area hospitals in the Catskills region, and by the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore, in coordination with the campers’ home facilities. The serenity of the environment, the support and friendship of campers of all abilities, and the consistent care of dedicated staff all make summer what it’s supposed to be: fun and carefree!