Three summer camp programs for children with bleeding disorders were recently honored at the North American Camping Conference of Hemophilia Organizations (NACCHO), held January 27-29, 2006 in Tempe, AZ. NACCHO/Wyeth Cup awards are bestowed each year to camps that are judged to have excellent programs.
First Place and an award of $1,000 went to Texas’ Camp Ailihpomeh (“hemophilia” spelled backwards) for its “Leadership Program.” Second Place and $500 were awarded to Camp Bold Eagle in Michigan for its “Counselors in Training” program. Third Place and a prize of $250 went to Camp E Ho’omana Kakou of Hawaii for its “Career Day.”
NACCHO serves to promote and enhance the summer camp experience of children with bleeding disorders and to provide the coordinating organizations with a forum to develop best practices, share information, and foster new ideas. The conference and a pre-conference for camp directors were hosted by Hemophilia Association, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ and sponsored exclusively by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.