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Progressive Adult Cardiac Experience

A community of young adults with heart disease


P.A.C.E. Retreat 2024 was a success! See below for upcoming events!

What is P.A.C.E. ? 

The "Progressive Adult Cardiac Experience" (P.A.C.E.) Program, is designed for young adults with heart disease, ages 18-25 who are looking to…

  • Create a support network with people who face similar challenges in their lives. 

  • Practice leadership skills that will help you make better life choices.

  • Build healthy lifestyle skills to support a healthy body and mind.

  • Enjoy fun and challenging new experiences! 

  • P.A.C.E. is a year-round community. See more below!

Do I qualify?

  • P.A.C.E. Applicants must be individuals with CHD between the ages of 18 and 25.

  • P.A.C.E. is an adult program. As such, participants are expected to be largely independent at P.A.C.E. programs. We expect you are able to;

    • Communicate your emotional and physical needs  

    • Manage your own medications

    • Complete your own application for the retreat


P.A.C.E. Year-Round
Social Events

  • P.A.C.E. is a year-round community

    • We have periodical group events, and participate in the Camp del Corazon Family Festival 5k.

    • See the P.A.C.E. Facebook and Instagram pages for upcoming events and opportunities.

  • Annual Campout - October

    • Two nights and three days of camping, bonding, activities and learning about one another!​

    • Location: Joshua Tree

    • Dates: October 4-6, 2024

    • Cost: Optional donation of $25 to cover food costs

    • Eligibility: If you’re eligible for P.A.C.E., you’re welcome to the campout! Sometimes, we even welcome P.A.C.E. Alumni to attend. 

  • Book Club

    • Meets on Zoom and all are welcome!

    • Title: The House in the Cerulean Sea

    • Author: T. J. Klune

    • Next Meeting: Saturday, July 20th, 2024 at 10 AM PDT - check our Instagram for more info!

  • NEW: Surf Day!

    • Learn to Surf with camp counselor Green Arrow, or just come to enjoy a day at the beach with fellow CHD folks!

    • Date: July 18th

    • Location: Manhattan Beach @ Rosecrans lifeguard tower (38th street)

    • Time: 9am - 12pm

    • BYO bathing suit & lunch.

    • Snacks, drinks, surf boards and wetsuits will be available.

    • >> Sign Up Here! <<

  • Pottery making, service projects, rock climbing, roller skating, and more!

P.A.C.E. Annual Retreat
May 23-26, 2025

Our main program is an annual retreat over Memorial Day Weekend - a glorious weekend filled with life and friendship! We welcome new members into the PACE community, hug old friends and leave with a sense of spirit and hope. Let's keep celebrating each other!

Get Connected!



Instagram: @PACE.cdc

Flickr: See Photos from the Retreat HERE

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