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!