Our hospital groups provide over half of the population of summer campers each year. Each hospital group has a social worker or group coordinator that collects the camp applications and coordinates transportation to and from camp. Hospital groups range in size from five children to fifty children! Most hospital groups are diagnosis-specific; however some groups send children with various diagnoses. Our largest hospital groups come from New York City, Philadelphia and Rochester, NY. Most of the children from these geographic areas would not be able to attend camp if it wasn’t for the organized transportation from their hospitals. Typically, three or four different hospital groups attend each session of camp. Throughout the year, the Operations team visits our hospital partners to evaluate the summer and build awareness about camp in hopes of recruiting more children. Whether it is a new hospital group or a group that has been attending camp for many years, the counselors and staff always get so excited to hear a bus pull on site each week.