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Title

Camp Ailihpomeh

Date: 
Jul 12 2015 to Jul 17 2015

Eligibility: 
Boys with a bleeding disorder
Capacity: 
137
Child Age Range: 
7-14
Young Adult Age Range: 
15-17
Venue: 
Texas Bleeding Disorders Camp Foundation
Address: 
6655 Travis Street Suite 400 HMC
Houston, TX 77030
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
Exercise and Early Intervention
Hemophilia Basics
Hemophilia Wellness
Joint Protection
Life Skills
Mentoring Program
Prevention and Precautions
Self-infusion Instruction
Self-Treatment
Recreational Activities: 
Archery
Arts & Crafts
Basketball
Boating
Campfire
Canoeing
Cooking
Fishing
Frisbee
Horseback Riding
Music
Pottery
Rock Climbing
Swimming
Ziplining