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.
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 kids with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammation of the joints that is characterized by swelling, heat and pain.
Date: 06/19/2016 to 06/24/2016
Camp Roaring Sun is a camp exclusively for children with diabetes who are treated at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Date: 07/18/2016 to 07/22/2016
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.
Date: 07/30/2016 to 08/06/2016
VACC Camp is a week-long sleep-away camp that creates unprecedented recreational and fellowship opportunities for children requiring ventilator assistance and their families.
Date: 03/19/2016 to 03/25/2016