Medical Programs

Happiness Is Camping houses a fully equipped health center. Our dedicated staff always includes a pediatric oncologist and two or more hematology oncology nurses. They reside at the camp's health center and provide 24-hour medical supervision.

The center is equipped to handle on-going care, thus enabling the camp to welcome children who require oral and/or IVP chemotherapy, children at serious risk of bleeding and infections, and children with significant physical disabilities.

In addition to administering to the children's health needs, the medical team enjoys participating in all camp activities. This offers campers the opportunity to socialize with their physicians and nurses, and view these care givers in a warm, non-clinical light.

Happiness Is Camping Medical Directors Peter Cole, M.D., from The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, & Alex Chou, M.D. from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Nursing Director, Paulette Kelly, RN, PNP, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, along with a staff of volunteer nurses and doctors, are eager to assure you that your child will be well cared for during his or her stay.

Medical Council

 

Alexander Chou, M.D.

Medical Director, Happiness Is Camping
Pediatric Medical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Peter Cole, M.D.

Medical Director, Happiness Is Camping
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Richard Gorlick, M.D.

Medical Director Emeritus, Happiness Is Camping
Division Head and Department Chair of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Center Hospital

 

Paulette Kelly, RN, PNP

Nursing Director, Happiness Is Camping
PICU Nurse Leader                                         Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Julie McMahon, RN, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner                           Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center