Deal Welcomes Camp Simcha Without Borders


Chai Lifeline children enjoy magical “Simcha at the Shore”

Following the success of last year’s inaugural season, Camp Simcha Without Borders recently came to Deal, NJ for another incredible summer. Launched in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Simcha Without Borders was developed to safely bring the magic of Simcha, Chai Lifeline’s flagship summer program for children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses, to communities across the country. Camp Simcha Without Borders operates day camps and hosts special events in all of Chai Lifeline regions across the country.

Camp Simcha Without Borders ran its “Simcha at the Shore” program for boys on August 3 and was generously hosted by Jeff and Rachel Sutton.

“For the children of Chai Lifeline, a day like this is a beacon of light in a time of darkness,” said Jeff and Rachel Sutton. “It’s the least we can do to help these Warriors along their journeys.”

In 2020, more than 1,200 children around the world took part in Camp Simcha Without Borders programming.

“These kids have been through a lot, and their resiliency continues to inspire all of us,” said Jack Tabbush, director of Camp Simcha Without Borders. “It’s amazing to be able to give the children a day of joy amidst everything else.”

Chai Lifeline is an international children’s health support network providing social, emotional, and financial assistance to children with life-threatening or lifelong illnesses and their families. To learn more, visit