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Title

Camp Ailihpomeh

Date: 
Jul 10 2016 to Jul 15 2016
Eligibility: 
  • Boys with a bleeding disorder
Capacity: 
140
Child Age Range: 
7-17
Young Adult Age Range: 
15-17
Venue: 
Camp John Marc
Address: 
3247 County Road 1105
Meridian, TX 76665
United States

The mission of Camp Ailihpomeh (Hemophilia spelled backwards) is to serve the needs of boys from age seven to seventeen with bleeding disorders, providing a camping experience for a group of children who have traditionally been excluded from participating in other summer camp programs. The experience of camping with other children in a natural outdoor setting strengthens the child's ability to cope with the daily physical and emotional challenges of a disability and/or chronic illness.

Sponsor: 
  • Our multiple Hemophilia clinics (Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio) and the two Texas Chapters - Lone Star Chapter of NHF and the Texas Central Hemophila Association sponsor this camp.
Educational Activities: 
  • Counselor-in-training (CIT) Program
  • Exercise and Early Intervention
  • Hemophilia Basics
  • Hemophilia Wellness
  • Hepatitis Basics
  • Heredity
  • Joint Protection
  • Leader-in-training (LIT) Program
  • Life Skills
  • Medical Student Rotations (as counselors)
  • Mentoring Program
  • Prevention and Precautions
  • Self-infusion Instruction
  • Self-Treatment
  • von Willebrand Disease Basics
Recreational Activities: 
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Campfire
  • Canoeing
  • Ceramics
  • Cooking
  • Drama
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Music
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle Boating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rock wall
  • Ropes Course
  • Sports
  • Star Gazing
  • Storytelling
  • Swimming
  • Ziplining