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Camps & Retreats

Take some time to unwind and have fun!

While in the hospital, parents sometimes desire a quiet place to think, pray or simply take their mind off of things – even if just for a few minutes.  Whatever your needs, Children’s Harbor strives to provide you and your family with ways to unwind and have fun. Keep your family active and entertained in a safe environment.

For our illness camps, the Children’s Harbor campus on Lake Martin in Alexander City offers many ways for patients and their families to come together and reconnect, often outdoors, in a safe environment for children with health challenges.

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Take some time to  unwind and have fun!

Lake Martin Activities

Keep your family active and entertained in a safe environment. Whether you’re at the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children or considering attending a camp or event on Lake Martin, Children’s Harbor has lots of fun things to offer.

Zero Entry Pool

Our swimming pool is fully handicap-accessible.

Zero Entry Pool

This unique swimming pool includes a hand-railed ramp that gradually enters the shallow end, several depths for young swimmers and a “deep” end with a twisty slide and room for lap swimming.

Starting at a depth of only inches deep — children with trachs, medical equipment or other limiting factors can enjoy sitting in or floating on the water.

Open from Memorial through Labor Day, the swimming pool is available to illness camps and may also be used by groups for a daily fee in conjunction with a facility rental. Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availability. All water activities must have a Children’s Harbor approved, licensed lifeguard.

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Lake Swimming

Our floating dock is wheelchair accessible.

Lake Swimming

The Lake Martin inlet is great place to laze and stay cool during the summer, and for the young at heart, it’s also equipped with a large floating trampoline. Fun!

There is also a large aluminum floating boat dock that is wheelchair accessible. Camps often coordinate boat rides so families can spend time out on the lake.

Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availability. All water activities must have a Children’s Harbor approved, licensed lifeguard.

Canoeing

All water activities must have a Children’s Harbor approved, licensed lifeguard.

Canoeing

With 12 canoes, plenty of paddles and life vests of multiple sizes, families can take to the water for a relaxing row around the inlet or challenge others to a paddling race around the big water trampoline and back!

Parents, this is a great opportunity to spend time with children who need a little extra attention. While they may resist it at first, they’ll come back to shore with memories that they’ll treasure.

Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availability. All water activities must have a Children’s Harbor approved, licensed lifeguard.

 

Miniature Golf

Our golf course is fully accessible to those in wheelchairs so everyone can participate!

Miniature Golf

This is not your average miniature golf course. Complete with sand traps, tunnels and rock “cliffs” on the green, everyone in your family will be challenged to score a hole-in-one! The entire course is arranged for complete access to those in wheelchairs.

While available to all guests, the miniature golf course may be reserved for camps or private events during certain times. Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availability.

What is camp without a tree house? It even has a handicap accessible bridge entry!

We have a tree house that every child dreams of, and what’s more – anyone can use it! This magical tree house is fully handicap accessible for all campers to enjoy.

Zero Entry Pool

Our swimming pool is fully handicap-accessible.

Zero Entry Pool

This unique swimming pool includes a hand-railed ramp that gradually enters the shallow end, several depths for young swimmers and a “deep” end with a twisty slide and room for lap swimming.

Starting at a depth of only inches deep — children with trachs, medical equipment or other limiting factors can enjoy sitting in or floating on the water.

Open from Memorial through Labor Day, the swimming pool is available to illness camps and may also be used by groups for a daily fee in conjunction with a facility rental. Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availability. All water activities must have a Children’s Harbor approved, licensed lifeguard.

Learn More

 

Lake Swimming

Our floating dock is wheelchair accessible.

Lake Swimming

The Lake Martin inlet is great place to laze and stay cool during the summer, and for the young at heart, it’s also equipped with a large floating trampoline. Fun!

There is also a large aluminum floating boat dock that is wheelchair accessible. Camps often coordinate boat rides so families can spend time out on the lake.

Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availability. All water activities must have a Children’s Harbor approved, licensed lifeguard.

Canoeing

All water activities must have a Children’s Harbor approved, licensed lifeguard.

Canoeing

With 12 canoes, plenty of paddles and life vests of multiple sizes, families can take to the water for a relaxing row around the inlet or challenge others to a paddling race around the big water trampoline and back!

Parents, this is a great opportunity to spend time with children who need a little extra attention. While they may resist it at first, they’ll come back to shore with memories that they’ll treasure.

Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availability. All water activities must have a Children’s Harbor approved, licensed lifeguard.

 

Miniature Golf

Our golf course is fully accessible to those in wheelchairs so everyone can participate!

Miniature Golf

This is not your average miniature golf course. Complete with sand traps, tunnels and rock “cliffs” on the green, everyone in your family will be challenged to score a hole-in-one! The entire course is arranged for complete access to those in wheelchairs.

While available to all guests, the miniature golf course may be reserved for camps or private events during certain times. Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availability.

What is camp without a tree house? It even has a handicap accessible bridge entry!

We have a tree house that every child dreams of, and what’s more – anyone can use it! This magical tree house is fully handicap accessible for all campers to enjoy.

Basketball Court
Activity Room
Amphitheater
Playground
Sand Volleyball Court

While available to all guests, certain activities and areas may be reserved for camps or private events during certain times. See a map for the best routes to get around. Check with your camp coordinator or Children’s Harbor staff on specific availabilities.

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Camps from our Mission Partners

Children’s Harbor is fortunate to partner with various organizations to provide a camp experience for seriously ill children and their families. Please contact our partner organizations for more specific details of their camp experience as it varies with each group.

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Magic Moments Family Camp is the highlight of all events for our families! Our recipients and their family members start counting down the days when they leave looking forward to the next year’s camp. Thank you, Children’s Harbor!

Sandy Naramore | Magic Moments

Answers to Common Questions

What camps are being held this year?

Please contact Wanda Coker with questions regarding camps being held this year at (334) 857-2040.