The Child Life department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is involved in a variety of programs within the community.
Community Field Trips are pre-arranged tours conducted by the child life department for students in kindergarten through the sixth grade. This community service is designed to normalize and increase awareness of the hospital environment.
The Sibling Workshop, formerly Sibshops, is a peer support group for siblings of children with developmental or medical needs. Siblings often find it difficult to express their feelings about their brother or sister with developmental or medical needs to others.
Camp Funrise is a weeklong, sleep away camp for children ages 8 through 12 with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints that is characterized by swelling, heat and pain) and their families.
Camp Roaring Sun is a camp exclusively for children ages 6 through 12 with diabetes who are treated at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Camp U.O.T.S. is an annual weeklong, overnight camp for children with cancer and blood disorders who are treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
VACC Camp is a week-long sleep-away camp for children requiring ventilator assistance (tracheostomy ventilator, C-PAP, BiPAP, or oxygen to support breathing) and their families.