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Camp Jeremy

A week-long summer day camp that brings together children who have undergone a life-saving transplant, and their siblings, for a week of fun and friendship.

Join us for Camp Jeremy

Camp Jeremy is inspired by Jeremy Clemens, a young heart transplant recipient who worked as a camp counselor at Mermaid Country Day Camp, in Blue Bell, Pa. In his memory, Jeremy’s family continues to honor his life by having transplant recipients enjoy a week at the camp.

Camp Jeremy is offered free of charge. Transplant recipients, and their brothers and sisters, from ages 5 to 16, are welcome to attend as long as they live in the Gift of Life region.

For more information or to register, contact Karen Keener at KKeener@donors1.org or 267-421-7485. You can also register by downloading and filling out this application.

How do I apply?

Applications for Camp Jeremy 2023 Summer Camp are available to download.

Who can attend the camp?

Transplant recipients between the ages of 5 and 16, and their siblings, who reside in Gift of Life’s service area are welcome to attend.

How will my child get to camp every day?

You can take your child to and from the camp in Lafayette Hill, Pa., or you can use transportation available at two different pick-up locations. The two pick-up locations are: Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del., and Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia, Pa. Gift of Life will provide shuttle buses to pick up and drop off the children at these locations.

Families will be contacted the week before camp with exact pick-up and drop-off times.

Is there a nurse at the camp?

Yes, there is a registered nurse that can attend to the kids at anytime during the entire week of camp.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Please refer to the application for a checklist of items that children need to bring to camp.

What if I have questions about the camp or the application?

Please contact Karen Keener at kkeener@donors1.org or 267-421-7485 for more information about Camp Jeremy.