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Teaching life skills for reaching across differences, resolving conflicts,
and building more long-lasting, meaningful family connections.

Come learn with us in a space where everyone’s needs matter!

As we deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we understand that individuals, families and communities need meaningful connection--perhaps now more than ever. We were hopeful that we would see certainty and predictability in control of the pandemic by this time, which we are not experiencing. In acknowledging the shared needs for autonomy, safety, interdependence and ease, we have decided to cancel all camps for the 2021 summer season. If information about the pandemic changes we will reevaluate our decision in late spring with the hope that our camps and other in person activities could happen in late summer or early fall. In the meantime we are creating new programs and projects to allow our communities to stay connected.

Locations and Dates
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Wisconsin
We invite you to join our mailing list by clicking the green tab at the right of the page, to receive an announcement when registrations open.
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West Virginia
FHC of West Virginia, the longest-running camp in the FHC community, enters its eleventh year in 2020. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the painful decision not to hold our camp at Abrams Creek as planned.
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California
Out of love and care for families who come to the California Family HEART Camp, our host team has chosen to cancel camp for the summer of 2020 due to the risks associated with COVID-19.
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Ohioana
Due to safety concerns during the pandemic, FHC Ohioana has been cancelled. We look forward to co-creating community in 2021.

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We have a dream...
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...that all children everywhere are treated with unconditional love and respect.
We long for children to have a say in matters that affect them, learn to trust that their needs matter, and are spared unnecessary physical or emotional pain.
We envision a world where children grow up into empowered, caring, compassionate and kind individuals, imbued with a strong sense of purpose and equipped with skills to resolve conflicts and differences and build long-lasting meaningful connections with people around them.
...that all parents everywhere find relief from struggling with their children and have all the support they need to raise their children in accordance with their values.
We want to build a society where parents cherish and enjoy time with their children, attend to their own needs for rest, rejuvenation and self-care, and have meaningful and supportive relationships with their significant others.
We want to help parents gain the skills to inspire joyful cooperation from their children and teach them the values they hold dear, while forming strong, life-long bonds with them.
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...that Family HEART Camp is a place where children learn to cherish, honor and respect their parents, and parents learn to cherish, honor and respect their children.
We create a supportive community of like-minded people who feel like a new family by the end of the week. We envision an environment where parents and children thrive, supported by experienced staff and by their new friends.
We want to make it possible for parents and children to learn new skills together to support harmony, cooperation and peace in their families, with lots of play and fun for everyone.
...that Family HEART Camp brings together families from different backgrounds and socioeconomic status to celebrate diversity in all forms.
We long for all families who are drawn to the camp to be able to attend, regardless of their financial means.
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Does this dream speak to you?
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Now accepting 2022 registrations for camps throughout the United States!
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Why Family Heart Camp?

HEART stands for Harmony, Ease, Authenticity, Respect, and Trust, important family values that Compassionate Communication supports us in living, both at camp and in the wider world.
Testimonials
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"What can I say? Perfect week... I only have positive thoughts and memories. Inspiring experience. So many powerful meaningful moments. Thank you so much everyone who helped make it happen. Looking forward to seeing you again next year..."
Ori AlonNew York, 2017
“Family Heart Camp is a time and place where the kids are completely safe to explore, have fun, push the edge all the while of being in a loving, caring environment created by kids and adults. Wow, its that same for parents. That’s why we come back year after year.”
Renee PanettaNew York, 2016
“Our family had a very enriching experience. The selection of sessions was great and allowed for intellectual as well as kinesthetic interactions. The facilitation team was compassionate, skilled and caring. Many thanks for this experience!”
Caroline AltmannNew York, 2015
“Between camps I started paying attention to my kids and also paying attention to my needs. When I was tired and hungry I had to figure out a way to handle the situation differently. That can be hard. But I was learning how to understand their needs and wants and learn mine as well. It takes a village to raise a family, not a kid, a family. People need to know that.”
Karen Ezirim Ohio, 2018
 
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