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Click below to see some of the ways Camp Simcha is there for the whole family, from birthday surprises to restorative trips to our Family Retreats.

When Joey was diagnosed with the muscle wasting disease Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy at 18 months, it wasn’t only his life that lay in pieces. It was his parents’, his sister’s and his grandparents’ too. For Joey and all of his family Camp Simcha is so much more.
Read Joey’s full story here.

Mia Bradley, from Bushey, whose son Jack, seven, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in February 2017, says Camp Simcha’s presence in their lives has mitigated the feeling of isolation that Jack’s condition brought.
“We came home from hospital after he had been diagnosed, armed with books and equipment, feeling scared and alone,” says Mrs Bradley.
Read Jack’s full story here.

Penina’s ten-month-old brother, Ari, has a heart condition. Penina was upset when her mum and dad couldn’t be with her on her 6th birthday, as they had to be in Birmingham with Ari, for an operation he needed…
‘I happened to talk to my Camp Simcha Family Liaison Officer Daniella Berkeley later that day to tell her when the operation was and mentioned in passing that Penina had been upset. It was literally a throwaway comment but Daniella immediately said Camp Simcha would do something.
Read Penina’s full story here.

Samuel’s parents first noticed something was wrong when they were on holiday in Spain, he was feeling very sick and had pains in his leg. Just a few weeks later they were told that Samuel had Leukaemia…
When we got in touch with Camp Simcha, that relief, we almost felt like a weight has been lifted off our shoulders.”
Read Samuel’s full story here.

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