Congenital Heart Defect Programs


Our current programming for youth with Congenital Heart Defect includes our annual Heart Family Camp
and our monthly day programs open to all youth with chronic health conditions.

Click here for more information about our monthly day programs.

Heart Family Camp

November 8 – 10, 2024

At the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center

Greenfield, NH



An overnight camp for children with Congenital Heart Defect and their families.



Registration is not open yet, check back for registration information or email [email protected].

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Zebra Crossings’ Heart Family Camp is held in collaboration with It’s My Heart New England.


A family-based camp experience where children with congenital heart defect, their parents, and their siblings can connect and play together.

What to expect:

  • Our staff and the Camp staff with greet you upon arrival.
  • We will have planned activities and meals, as well as downtime for families to rest and relax.
  • We will host this camp rain or shine, but don’t worry our host camp has both indoor and outdoor activity areas.


Sample Activities:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Water Activities
  • Nature Hike
  • Archery
  • Ropes Course
  • Campfire

Parents are part of the equation, too, and we want to carve out time for parents to connect with each other.  A relaxed and regulated parent is a parent who is able to face their child’s needs without fear or judgment. In turn, this means that the child does not worry about being “different” and is able to be centered and fully present. This allows them to learn and grow, because they feel safe and “ok.”




Info about our host campground:

Location: Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center, 108 Wally Stone Lane, Greenfield, NH 03047


The Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center offers hotel style lodging with private bathrooms.  In addition to the beautiful outdoor recreation areas Barbara C. Harris Camp also has large indoor recreation areas to allow for a wide range of activities rain or shine.


We’re coming! What should we bring?

We will find a balance between indoor and outdoor activity options. The weather has been varying widely lately so please dress in layers to accommodate for all temperature and weather conditions. In addition, if it is raining, the ground will be muddy in areas. We recommend bringing comfortable clothing that allows you to play!


  • Any medications you might need
  • Water bottle
  • A book or a favorite game to play with friends during downtime
  • Daypack to carry all belongings
  • Flashlight and batteries

Linens And Bedding:

  • 1 fitted sheet, pillow & pillowcase
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 2 towels and washcloths

Toiletry Items:

  • Shower shoes (flip flops, plastic shoes)
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Sunscreen: SPF 40 or higher, waterproof recommended
  • Insect repellant
  • Lip balm


      • At least 1 pair of sneakers required for outdoor activities
      • An extra pair of indoor shoes or slippers
      • 3 – 4 Pairs of long pants
      • 4 – 5 Shirts
      • Warm Jacket
      • Winter Hat & Gloves
      • 2 – 3 Sweatshirts
      • Raincoat or poncho with a hood
      • Pajamas
      • 5 – 6 Pairs of socks
      • 3 – 4 Pairs of underwear

      What to leave at home:

      • Jewelry, money or other valuables
      • Pocket knives or weapons of any kind
      • Gum, candy, snacks. If you bring items to supplement dietary needs, please avoid all nuts.

Email [email protected] for more information.

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