What We Do
Camp LUCK is the only camp in the Carolinas for children exclusively with heart disease, and it’s free of charge to all participants. Not only is Camp LUCK a camp, it offers an array of support services throughout the year for children with heart disease and their families. Camp LUCK performs its mission through three programs: Kids Camp, Family Camp and Camp LUCK Cares. Below is a brief summary of these programs, which captures many (but certainly not all) of the activities and services provided by Camp LUCK.
Camp LUCK Kids Camp is a week-long medically supervised resident camp for kids with heart disease and one sibling. It is located at Camp Cherokee, which is nestled in 7,000 beautiful acres at Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina.
Camp LUCK’s goal at Kids Camp is to provide a positive experience that helps everyone reach their potential by building self-esteem, friendships and character while in a safe environment. Camp LUCK strives to have its "heart kids" be "normal kids" for a week and participate in awesome activities that they might not typically participate.
These campers enjoy a wide variety of traditional and adventure programs such as swimming, hiking, athletics, canoeing, archery, dancing, rock climbing and much more. Camp LUCK helps campers to appreciate the diversity of all people and become a part of a global community. Cabin life also plays an important role in teaching campers to be self-reliant, cooperate with others and learn to make decisions while they are away from home. Without a doubt, Camp LUCK provides one of the most dynamic and life changing weeks for these children.
Camp LUCK Family Camp is a weekend overnight camp for kids with heart disease and their families. Family Camp includes almost all of the activities of Kids Camp but is for the entire family. Like Camp LUCK Kids Camp, the goal of Camp LUCK Family Camp is to provide a positive experience that helps everyone reach their potential by building self-esteem, friendships and character in a safe environment.
Camp LUCK Cares
Camp LUCK Cares refers to the array of support programs and services that are provided by Camp LUCK throughout the year to children with heart disease and their families in the Charlotte area. The goal of these programs is to continue and extend the values and benefits of camp throughout the year, outside the physical confines of the traditional camp setting. Camp LUCK believes that camp is not just a place, but an attitude, and strives to create the positive enriching atmosphere of camp in everything Camp LUCK offers. The following is a summary of the Camp LUCK Cares programs and activities:
• Parent Support Network
• Baby LUCK
• Parent LUCK Family Dinners
• Youth Board