Hope With Heart

A place for you to be included.

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Over three decades of smiles.

Welcome to Hope With Heart…a place for you to be included!

To experience Hope With Heart is to know Hope With Heart. Each year our Staff and Counselors – many of whom are seasoned HWH campers themselves – greet our campers with open arms. We listen to them. We share with them. We strive to understand them. And then, we offer them a camp experience tailored for fun! Before the week is over, new friendships are made. Experience is gained. Confidence is built. And suddenly, something remarkable happens.

The Hope With Heart Miracle

Parents tell us that their child returns home from camp at peace with themselves and with a greater willingness to continue the struggles they face. Often, they show more courage and seem happier with themselves. We think it’s because they find role models from among both campers and counselors. But it might also be because Hope With Heart creates a safe haven where – regardless of their diagnosis – kids can be kids.

It was our pledge to campers, parents and supporters in 1989 and it continues as our mission today – “To build a community of love among children with moderate to severe heart problems.” We invite you to join us!

Happy Campers

This camp makes my year so much better and I’m so glad to be able to see you guys again.

-Madison F.

I am so happy to be a part of Hope With Heart! Love you and miss you!

-Justine S.

Our Staff


Alissa Gretina
Camp Director

Jenna Griffin
Activity Director

Camp Nurses

Carol C. Minarick, RN, BSN, CPN
Evelyn M. Hill, RN, BSN

Social Squad

Jamie Corter
Ian Griffin
Jenna Stuiso 

Our Board

June Griffin

George Kipel, M.D.
1st Vice President/Medical Director

Michael Griffin
2nd Vice President

Marilyn Walsh
Recording Secretary

Jack Bleiberg, CPA

David Kramer

Leonard Abruzzese

Alissa Gretina

Contact Us


PO Box 354
Waldwick, NJ 07463

Call Us

(201) 264-6260