Heart Center

Patient Resources

Camp Pump It Up

Camp Pump It Up is a weekend camp for current patients 8-12 years old, seen at Texas Children’s Hospital in the heart center. Camp takes place in the Spring at Camp For All in Burton, TX. If you are interested in sending your child to camp, please fill out the application by the deadline listed on the form and submit to camppumpitup@texaschildrens.org. Applications will be reviewed and final confirmations will be sent by email. If you have questions, please email camppumpitup@texaschildrens.org.

We’re dedicated to supporting you and your family throughout your journey, providing a variety of educational resources to inform and empower you along the way. 

Educational Videos

To help children with heart problems understand their diagnosis and potential treatments, we’ve created a series of animated videos for kids.


Books@Heart is an early childhood reading program, focused on improving cognitive development and parent–child bonding of the youngest of infants in our Heart Center. Every infant admitted to the Heart Center under 1 year old is eligible for the program. The structure mimics the outpatient pediatrician’s schedule when these babies would otherwise have received anticipatory guidance about reading. Babies receive books at birth or at their first admission to the Heart Center, and then at ages 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months. 

The launch and execution of Books@Heart is made possible by many generous donations. Please consider donating or sending books from our wish list along with a message for our heart warriors.

Project ADAM®

In partnership with Project ADAM and local schools, we’re helping prevent the deaths of children and adolescents due to sudden cardiac arrest by making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) readily available.