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Camp Ailihpomeh

Date: 
Jul 13 2014 to Jul 18 2014

Eligibility: 
Boys with a bleeding disorder
Capacity: 
137
Fee: 
$75.00
Venue: 
Camp John Marc
Address: 
3247 County Road 1105
Meridian, TX 76665
United States

The purpose of Camp Ailihpomeh is to provide a camp experience for a group of boys 7-14 with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders who are often excluded from traditional programs because of their bleeding disorder. The camp focuses on educating the boys to manage their bleeding disorder, emphasizing what is possible for them despite limitations imposed by their diagnosis. The focus for younger campers is learning about their condition and the basic principles of its management. As they approach adolescence, boys are taught to stick a needle in their vein to administer their medication. "The Big Stick" experience instills a great feeling of pride and empowerment. By the time boys graduate from camp, they have mastery over their disorder and are ready for the next phase of their lives. Almost one-half of our counselors attended Camp Ailihpomeh as campers!

Sponsor: 
This camp is a joint project of Lone Star Chapter, Texcen Central Chapter and six Hemophilia Treatment programs in Texas.
Educational Activities: 
Counselor-in-training (CIT) Program
Hemophilia Basics
Hemophilia Wellness
Joint Protection
Prevention and Precautions
Self-infusion Instruction
Self-Treatment
Recreational Activities: 
Archery
Arts & Crafts
Basketball
Boating
Campfire
Canoeing
Cooking
Drama
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Paddle Boating
Pottery
Rock Climbing
Rock wall
Ropes Course
Sports
Star Gazing
Swimming