Camp Superfly III, the third annual nationwide chapter competition for grant money for summer camp, kicked off in April with a record number of teams—32 in all. Baxter HealthCare Corporation, the competition sponsor, describes the program as a “virtual camp experience competition.” Teams are composed of children and adults with bleeding and clotting disorders from chapters and hemophilia treatment centers. They receive points for correctly completing a series of mental challenges, such as word searches and puzzles, and physical challenges, for instance by participating in a new sport, attending summer camp or volunteering in their community.
The competition kicked off in April and teams have the chance to win up to $30,000 in summer camp grants. Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place winners in each of three divisions, based on team size. The competition ends Wednesday, August 15, 2007. Winning teams will be announced on Friday, August 31, 2007.
In keeping with the insect theme, this year’s teams include the Arkansas Mosquitos, Idaho Potatobugs, Kentucky Krickets and Tennessee Lightning Bugs.
New features of Camp Superfly III include mental challenges that are available in Spanish, and bonus points for returning answers early and playing with a sibling or friend.
Points for each team are tabulated by HealthInfo Direct, an independent third-party administrator. It is also responsible for insuring patient privacy, sending program mailings to teams and scoring the results.
To visit the Camp Superfly Web site, go to: www.campsuperfly.com