How to Apply | Flying Horse Farms

The fun is about to begin. When your children are at camp, all they have to do is be kids. Make new friends. And do what makes them happy.


Click here to read more about the 2021 Flying Horse Farms camp season. 

If you have questions or concerns about whether or not your child is eligible, feel free to give us a call at 419-751-7077 or email us at We’ll be happy to answer any questions.

If you need help applying online, please download our Camper Application Guide. For more information, please review the camp session descriptions listed below. If you have additional questions, you may also download our FAQ’s for Family Camp or give us a call at 419-751-7077 for more information.

Eligibility for Flying Horse Farms
Flying Horse Farms is for campers who can only participate in camps that provide medical support. Campers should be able to communicate their needs in some way. Campers should be able to participate and function in a group setting, although we can accommodate some limitations. The camp’s medical policies are designed to accommodate campers so they can participate in camp activities to the maximum extent in order to get the most from their time at camp. At this time, camp assignments are made after careful evaluation by our program, medical, and psychosocial teams. Applications are reviewed and acceptance is based on space, health care needs and staffing ratios. While we try our best to accommodate everyone, our first priority is the health and safety of our campers.


General Family Camps
serve children ages 7-15 with a serious medical illness and their immediate family members. (Flying Horse Farms allows families to define their own immediate family.) “Sidekick” volunteers join each family, and help families enjoy camp to the fullest. Campers stay in a cabin with their family members and will have the option of participating in activities such as archery, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, nature, and sports and recreation throughout the weekend. As part of our commitment to safety, all guests age 18+ will be screened through the National Sex Offender Registry on an annual basis. 

We ask that families only attend one family camp per year. We are happy to put your name on the waitlist for a second session but would like to serve as many families as possible.

If you have questions or concerns about who is eligible for General Family Camp, feel free to give us a call at 419-751-7077 or email us at

Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Camp
is a fall weekend camp for new and returning campers between the ages of 16-21 who are not participating in the Ranger program. Campers who qualify for any summer camp program are eligible to participate in the AYA camp weekend. The weekend is reserved for campers only without parents or guardians and will allow them an opportunity to connect with their peers. To learn more, read our FAQ’s for AYA Camp.


Summer camps serve campers ages 8-15 with a serious medical illness. Our summer ranger program serves campers ages 16-17. Campers attend camp without their families for approximately one week. Each camp week is designed to meet the specific medical needs for a particular diagnosis or group of diagnoses.

Heart Camp
is for campers with congenital and acquired heart disease, pre and post surgical repairs and transplantation.

Hematology/Oncology/Rare Disease/Kappa Kidney Camp 
is for campers with hematologic diseases (including sickle cell disease, bleeding disorders, and anemias), all nephrology conditions, rare diseases, and cancer (currently in treatment or in remission). *Factor infusions can be done at camp, however, campers are not able to receive blood products or IV chemotherapy at this time. *A rare disease is typically defined as a diagnosis that occurs in 1 in 3,000 people. Please contact our medical team at 419.751.7077 or email us at to determine eligibility for rare disease camp.

Pulmonary & Facial Differences
serves campers from two different diagnoses. Pulmonary camp is for campers with a diagnosis of asthma and/or other pulmonary diseases. *The diagnosis of cystic fibrosis requires physician referral and is limited to one camper per session.* Facial differences camp is for campers with cleft and craniofacial anomalies and facial or head trauma. *At this time we are not able to accommodate campers who are dependent on a ventilator and possibly a tracheotomy (Please contact the medical team for additional information).*

Rheumatology and Gastrointestinal (GI) Camp
serves campers from two different diagnoses. Campers with all rheumatologic and GI conditions are eligible. *Please contact the medical team if the child is receiving TPN.*

Siblings Camp
is a week for siblings ages 8-15 of existing Flying Horse Farms campers. Campers will live in cabins and participate in traditional summer camp activities. These activities include archery, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, nature, sports and recreation, overnight outpost camping and all group programs. *Siblings attend camp without the camper with the medical diagnosis.*

Ranger Program
is a service learning program for teenagers ages 16-17. After completing the application and interview process, campers accepted into the program will engage in service projects around camp that support camper activities and maintain camp facilities (building campfire circles, assisting the Facilities Director in routine maintenance, meal service, maintaining outpost camping trails, etc.). Rangers will engage in intentional service learning and reflection activities that inspire leadership and personal growth.