About Our Camp


Everyone wants to feel normal. To have a sense of belonging and community. To participate in the same activities and have shared experiences with others. For the 40,000 kids born with heart conditions every year, finding others who can relate to testing, risky procedures, even open-heart surgery—sometimes more than once—can be difficult. For their families, watching a loved one struggle with the physical and emotional scars of being different while trying to make sure they’re safe and cared for presents its own unique challenges.

Camp Bon Coeur is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization depending solely on monetary and in-kind contributions and services for its camp operation. Contributions can be sent to the camp office or can be processed online through the button below.

Please make checks out to

Camp Bon Coeur
300 Ridge Road Suite K
Lafayette, LA 70506

     



Meet Our Counselors & Staff


Susannah Craig

Executive Director

Susannah Craig

Executive Director

Chelsea Doyle

Summer Program Coordinator

Chelsea Doyle

Summer Program Coordinator

Jessica Becnel

Family Support Group Coordinator

I am a senior-level nursing student at UL Lafayette, and I have also worked for Camp Bon Coeur as a counselor for the past two years. After seeing how much summer camp impacts the campers, I am excited to be able to plan and put on events throughout the year. With the family support groups, not only do the congenital heart defect kids get to mingle with each other, but parents and siblings get to experience all Camp Bon Coeur has to offer.

Jessica Becnel

Family Support Group Coordinator