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Camp Rhythm Overnight for Youth With Heart Defects in Eureka, Mo.


Tuesday, July 30, 2024    
All Day


Camp Wyman
600 Kiwanis Drive, Eureka, MO, 63025

Event Type

An overnight camping experience for area youth ages 8 to 17 with congenital or acquired heart defects

Join St. Louis Children’s Hospital for Camp Rhythm from July 30 to Aug. 3.

Camp Rhythm is a safe environment where campers with congenital or acquired heart defects can make make new friends and memories.

The camp aims to help campers:

  • Know they are not alone in living with heart disease
  • Create an environment where it is “normal” to be sick, tired, have scars and take medication
  • Feel accepted and build confidence

Campers will have a chance to bond with others while participating in a wide range of activities, including:

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Sports and games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Archery
  • DJ Dance Night
  • Campfire cookouts and more

Medical staff includes a minimum of a nurse and a pediatric cardiologist who are available at all times. Camp staff also includes a certified child life specialist, pediatric social worker, cardiac nurses and St. Louis Children’s Hospital volunteers.

All volunteers are 18 years old or older and go through training and screenings at St. Louis Children’s Hospital before camp.  Camp counselors are adults familiar with heart defects, including some former pediatric cardiac patients.

See the Camp Rhythm save the date flyer for more details.

Applications will be available in April.

Note that Camp Rhythm’s mini-day camp for younger children ages 5 to 7 born with a heart defect will run from July 31 to Aug. 2.

For questions, please reach out to or call (314) 454-6095.