Summer Camps for Children with Bleeding Disorders
“Camp Connections 2021”
Chapter Camp Day for Members, Families, Teens & Kids
July 17th from 9:00am – 2:30pm
Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd, Irmo, SC 29212
Paw Paw Shelter #17
Join Hemophilia of South Carolina for “Camp Connections 2021” at Saluda Shoals Park! As COVID 19 has caused the cancellation of many camps for our kids, teens, and families with bleeding disorders, those who may have attended Camp Burnt Gin, Camp Courage, our teen retreat, or other camps for kids with bleeding disorders, we would like to invite you and your families and our community members to come together at Saluda Shoals Park and enjoy a “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 and community support with the camp activities we are planning. Enjoy a park activity like the walking paths, bike trails (bring your bikes, wagons, and scooters), the splash pad, 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. Limited attendance will be allowed. Bring your chairs, park supplies, and masks. We can do this and we would love for you to join us! (We will comply with CDC and state guidance, along with our Chapter COVID -19 Policy at the time of this event).
Our Camp Mission: We believe summer camps for children and teens living with bleeding disorders are important. They help develop self-independence skills and allow for the opportunity to build life-long friendships with individuals who understand what it is like to live with bleeding disorders. We will provide summer camp support to families who have children attending summer camps. The Chapter will provide travel grants or other needed items to help off set the cost of sending a child to camp. We partner 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 and we share encouraging stories and experiences. We provide each camper with a commemorated Chapter Day Swag and provide the entire camp, counselors, and staff with an Ice Cream Sundaes Social Event.
2021 Camps for kids and teens with bleeding disorders:
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.
We would like to acknowledge our 2021 CAMP SPONSORS for helping us provide a fun and interactive camping experience for our teens, children, and their families with bleeding disorders.