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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.

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What do kids like about Camp Jeremy? Everything!

The camp brings together children who have undergone a lifesaving transplant, and their siblings, for a week of fun and friendship.

The kids participate in a wide range of activities including swimming, arts & crafts, nature study, archery, athletics, music, games and more.

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, due to the generosity of the Clemens family and Lauren Parkin, camp director. Transplant recipients, and their brothers and sisters, from ages 5 to 16, are welcome to attend.

Camp Jeremy Facilities:
  • Swimming pool with water slide, and wading pool
  • 9 hole golf course and miniature golf
  • Tennis, basketball, volleyball, tetherball and street hockey courts
  • Baseball, softball and multi-purpose athletic fields
  • Archery range
  • Ceramics and jewelry studios
  • Climbing wall
  • Playroom
  • Indoor space for a rainy day
How do I apply?

Complete the Camp Jeremy application and waiver and send it to Karen Keener.

Who can attend the camp?

Transplant recipients between the ages of 5 and 16, and their siblings, are welcome to attend.

How will my child get to camp every day?

You can take your child to and from the camp in Blue Bell, Pa., or you can use transportation available at two different pick-up locations. The two pick-up locations are: A.I. duPont Hospital for Children 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, (215) 557-8090 x1128 for more information about Camp Jeremy.