Summer Camps for Children with Bleeding Disorders
“Camp Connections 2021”
Chapter Camp Day for Families, Kids, and Teens
2021 Still to be determined- stay tuned!
Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd, Irmo, SC 29212
Paw Paw Shelter #17
TO BE DETERMINED STILL: Join Hemophilia of South Carolina for “Camp Connections” at Saluda Shoals Park! As COVID 19 has caused the cancellation of camps for our kids, teens, and families with bleeding disorders, those who attend Camp Burnt Gin and Camp Courage, our own Teen Retreat “The Carolina Crew”, and HSC’s “Keeping it Coastal Educational Family Camp and Adult Retreat, we would like to invite you to come together at Saluda Shoals Park and enjoy “Camp Connections” Day in the Park. You will have the opportunity to meet up with community members at the Paw Paw Shelter, allow teens to say hello while physically distancing from one another, and everyone will enjoy fellowship with the camp activities we are planning. Listen to the tunes of Big Time Entertainment, enjoy karaoke, grab a box lunch, t-shirt, and take home a “Camp in a Box”. Enjoy a park activity like the walking paths, the splash pad, bike riding, or enjoying time on the river on us! If you have a corn hole set, bring it too and we can have some tournament play. Only 50 attendees are allowed at one time so we will be doing a morning and afternoon camp. Bring you chairs, park supplies, and masks. We can do this and we would love for you to join us!
DUE TO THE COVID -19 PANDEMIC, THE BELOW SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES ARE BEING PLANNED VIRTUALLY AND WE WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS SOON WE GET IT!
Hemophilia of South Carolina provides summer camp support to families who have children attending summer camps. The Chapter will provide travel grants or other needed items to help with the cost of sending a child to camp. HSC partners each year with Camp Burnt Gin and the Hemophilia Treatment Center staff, and Camp Courage from the BILO Children’s Cancer Center in Greenville, to provide mentoring support for the children attending camp. We assist with encouraging the need to learn self-infusion; provided by the treatment center staff, we share encouraging stories and experiences, and provide mentoring support. We provide each camper with a commemorated Chapter Day t-shirt and provide the entire camp, counselors and staff with an Ice Cream Sundaes Social Event.
HSC’s “Chapter Day” will on held virtually this year with additional information to come soon!
Our Kids with Blood Disorders (Hemophilia, vWD, Sickle Cell and others)
DATE: TBD- at Camp Burnt Gin
For information, Contact Camp Director, Marie Aimone at 803-898-0455 or Caitlin Sullivan, LMSW at the HTC – 803-434-3522 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Burnt Gin
Camp Burnt Gin is a summer camp in Wedgefield, South Carolina, for children who have physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. From early June until mid August, Camp Burnt Gin operates four six day sessions for 7 through 15 year old children, two six day session for teenagers, ages 16-20 and a four day session for young adults, ages 21-25.
For more information about Camp Burnt Gin:
Call: (803) 898-0784
Email: Marie Aimone, Camp Director at email@example.com
Caitlin Sullivan, LMSW
Hemophilia Treatment Center Camp Coordinator
A Special Place for Courageous Kids
Prisma Health UpState Children’s Hospital, BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center
Founded in 1994, Camp Courage creates an unforgettable recreational experience for children and teens with cancer or blood disorders from the Upstate of South Carolina, western North Carolina, and Northeast Georgia. Camp Courage is a non-profit program supported by community and civic groups, businesses, colleges and universities, religious organizations, and individuals.
For more information about Camp Courage:
2021 Camp Dates: Virtual – June 20 – 24, 2021 (ages 6 -12)
June 22nd @ 3:00pm – HSC Camp Welcome – Virtual Ice Cream Sundaes Social
August 1 – 5, 2021 – Virtual Teen Camp (ages 13-18yrs)
August 2nd @ 3:00pm – HSC Camp Welcome – Virtual Ice Cream Sundaes Social
Camp Victory Junction
Camp Victory Junction
Bleeding and Gastrointestinal Disorders
2021 to be deternined still
Camper Registration Information and Contacts: https://victoryjunction.org/camperzone-summercamp/
Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illness by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering; all in a medically-sound environment at no cost to the camper or their family. Located in Randleman, North Carolina, Victory Junction is spread across 84 acres, allowing children to do what they do best— be kids, play, imagine, make friends and enjoy the adventures and experiences of camp life.