Child Life in the Community

The Child Life department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is involved in a variety of programs within the community.

Community Field Trips

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.

Helpful Tips and Information: 

  • Arrange your own transportation
  • Limit group size to 15 - 20 students
  • Every child should wear a name tag
  • A Child life specialist will welcome your students in the front lobby

Field Trip Goals and Objectives

  • To enhance existing curricula/thematic unit
  • To increase awareness of the hospital experience
  • To increase understanding of medical equipment and supplies
  • To increase awareness of body parts/anatomy systems
  • To increase awareness of professions, job duties, and responsibilities within a hospital setting
  • To promote the importance of team work
  • Medical Play Session
  • Specific departmental tours and orientation to role and job duties
  • Opportunities for multi-sensory educational activities
If you are interested in scheduling a field trip and wish to learn of our availability,
please contact our Child Life department at 786-624-4875.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Camps


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: Saturday, July 22, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

Camp Roaring Sun

Camp Roaring Sun is a camp exclusively for children ages 6 through 12 with diabetes who are treated at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

Ventilation Assisted Children’s Center (VACC) Camp

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. 

Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017 to Friday, April 14, 2017

Miami, FL