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Title

Camp Hemotion

Date: 
Jun 15 2014 to Jun 21 2014

Eligibility: 
Boys with a bleeding disorder
Girls with a bleeding disorder
Unaffected siblings
Capacity: 
250
Fee: 
$50.00
Venue: 
Camp Oakhurst
Address: 
36611 Mudge Ranch Road
Coarsegold, CA 93614
United States

HFNC programs extend far beyond trips, projects and activities. HFNC programs are vehicles for teaching basic values and building self-esteem, and are defined both by the people who deliver them and the campers who participate. Learning activity skills is secondary to developing self-reliance and a sense of community. HFNC summer programs were created for the benefit and growth of the child with a bleeding disorder, understanding that the individual's growth will also positively affect his or her family. We as a staff are here for them. We believe that children should have the opportunity to grow physically, socially and mentally at camp in a warm, positive environment. We believe that the atmosphere necessary for such growth requires a safe environment, both physically and emotionally, and a variety of experiences that are fun while teaching skills and activities that are child-centered. Campers learn by doing, and we encourage the spirit of exploration and adventure. It is our hope that everyone becomes a winner. Individual decision making helps children take responsibility for themselves while learning that their decisions can affect others. Such decisions may affect their own lives, and the lives of those they love, for years to come. We believe that setting limits on behavior is reasonable, but the reasons behind limits should be explained and understood. We believe that the outdoor environment is fragile and deserves our care and consideration. We will always strive to encourage respect for the environment and try to leave it better after our visit. We believe that human roles are more important than traditional gender- or age-related roles. Diversity of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds provides a fertile ground upon which to learn tolerance and cooperation, stressing commonalities while acknowledging the wonderful variety of such diversity. We believe that no person is diminished because of his or her disability. Rather, a person living with a disability has the opportunity to have a greater spirit because of their efforts to live and succeed despite the challenges. Our role as staff is to enhance and encourage growth in this process as concerned members of a unique community.

Sponsor: 
Baxter BioScience, Bayer HealthCare, Grifols, Biogen Idec Hemophilia, Brothers Healthcare, Heartwood Health
Educational Activities: 
Counselor-in-training (CIT) Program
Exercise and Early Intervention
Hemophilia Basics
Hemophilia Wellness
Hepatitis Basics
Heredity
Joint Protection
Life Skills
Self-infusion Instruction
Self-Treatment
von Willebrand Disease Basics
Recreational Activities: 
Archery
Arts & Crafts
Basketball
Campfire
Dance
Drama
Fishing
Frisbee
Gaga
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Nature Trails
Rock wall
Ropes Course
Sports
Swimming
Talent Show