The Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center collaborates with three camps in the upstate region. At summer camp, children get to meet and play with peers who have bleeding disorders or other chronic health conditions. Sending your child off to camp for the first time can bring mixed emotions for a parent - however, it is important for you to know that camp brings many fun and safe opportunities for your child.
Children who are affected by a bleeding disorder can benefit from a place where they can go to meet other children with similar conditions and experiences. It can diminish their sense of isolation and affirm that they are not alone. Camps also empower children to learn more about their bleeding disorder and often motivates them to take more responsiblity for their care. Camps allow children to feel special without focusing solely on their medical condition.
For 2014 Camp Dates check back later or visit Camp websites:
Camp Double H Ranch:
Camp High Hopes:
Camp Little Oak:
For more information about New York camps appropriate for kids affected by bleeding disorders, contact Eric Iglewski at 585-922-4177 or firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: Camps require a pre-camp physical, often within 3 months of Camp. contact the Center for a bleeding disorder check-up.
National Camp Directory
NHF is pleased to announce the development and completion of the NHF Camp Directory. This is a comprehensive national directory of camps for the bleeding disorders community collaboratively produced by NHF.
NHF wants this national directory to be a resource for families, chapters and HTCs for finding the best camp opportunities for young people in the bleeding disorders community and to serve as an incentive for creating more camp opportunities for all individuals and families affected by bleeding disorders.
This directory will be updated annually. If you are aware of a camp that is not listed or you have changes or additions to camps already listed, please call Sonia Roger at 1-800-424-2634 x 3724.
Click here to view the camp directory by state.