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What is the Pediatric Pacemaker/ICD Camp?
This special camp provides a unique opportunity for children with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, many of whom also have congenital heart disease, to experience organized activities and outdoor adventure that they may not be able to at regular camps.
In the past eight years, camps have been a tremendous success, and continue to be an anticipated highlight for many children. Camp is a magical place where children explore the outdoors, try unique and challenging activities, make new friends, and learn about themselves. For many children, camp is one of the most memorable experiences of their lives.
We strive to foster growth in each camper's self-confidence, sense of responsibility, understanding of others, and decision making skills while helping them enjoy camp's fun and excitement. Our philosophy of our adventure program is to provide children with a wide array of activities and experiences that supports them in choosing and celebrating their own level of challenge in a safe and supportive community environment.
We strive to provide the highest quality camp experience for children. Thanks to our generous donors, there is no charge for attending this wonderful camp!
Crossroads for Kids has created various programs and activities for campers of all ages to participate in. Whether you're interested in exploring the ocean life at Duxbury Beach, climbing to the top of a 30-foot-wall, kayaking or canoeing around Keene Pond, or shooting hoops at Cleary's Courts, Camp Wing offers it all to its campers!
The fun doesn't stop after the sun goes down either! Camp Wing has different evening programs for everyone to attend and enjoy as well!
In 2012, clinicians at Boston Children’s, led by Dominic Abrams, MD, and clinicians at Brigham & Women’s, led by Calem MacRae, created the Family Arrhythmia Clinic. At this clinic, individuals and families gain easy and convenient access to a detailed evaluation, discussion and formulation of an integrated family plan.
In a single, comprehensive visit, families are provided the convenience of a “one stop shop.” This all-day, all-inclusive approach was designed to make sure the whole family is looked after and is getting a clear, consistent message. It avoids the problem of having the family visit different centers, and allows us to identify similarities and variability between individuals in the family.
During the day-long meeting, children are typically seen in the morning and undergo specific investigations, while parents and other adult family members are seen in the afternoon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. At the end of the day, findings are explained to the entire family, and a plan for further tests or treatment is presented. Not only does this strategy make clinical sense by allowing for more comprehensive interpretation of clinical and genetic data, but it also creates important research opportunities.
Learn more about our Family Arrhythmia Treatment Clinic
The Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) service provides 24-hour access to consultation and care. Urgent office visits can be arranged as needed, and routine follow-up appointments are normally on time. Also, we pride ourselves on prompt communication with primary care providers.
Clinicians in our outpatient service see BACH patients on a routine basis and during emergencies. We run outpatient clinics at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
We provide comprehensive diagnostic testing, offer complete therapeutic interventions, and coordinate patient care with specialty services within Boston Children's or at one of our affiliated hospitals: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Center and the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health.
The inpatient team is available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week and works in conjunction with specialists at each hospital to ensure complete and comprehensive care.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”