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Camp Warren Jyrch

Aug 6 2017 to Aug 12 2017
  • Boys with a bleeding disorder
  • Girls with a bleeding disorder
  • Carriers
Child Age Range: 
7 - 14
Young Adult Age Range: 
YMCA Camp Benson
16355 Scenic Palisades Rd
210 S. DesPlaines St.
Mt. Carroll, IL 60153
United States

The mission of Camp Warren Jyrch is to facilitate personal development in a safe and fun environment. The four (4) major goals of the camp are: 1) To assist campers by constructively incorporating their bleeding disorders and other infectious diseases into their self-concepts and lifestyles. 2) To nurture self-confidence and foster pride, hope and personal growth. 3) To provide an opportunity to establish peer relationships within the bleeding disorders community. 4) To empower and motivate children with bleeding disorders to seek a life of freedom and independence that is not limited by their chronic conditions Camp Warren Jyrch seeks to achieve these goals in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support for young men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, economic, religious and geographic backgrounds. FRIENDSHIP | FUN | LEARNING | GROWING

Educational Activities: 
  • Counselor-in-training (CIT) Program
  • Exercise and Early Intervention
  • Hemophilia Wellness
  • Life Skills
  • Medical Student Rotations (as counselors)
  • Self-infusion Instruction
  • Self-Treatment
Recreational Activities: 
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Campfire
  • Canoeing
  • Carnival
  • Dance
  • Frisbee
  • HemOlympics
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Rock wall
  • Ropes Course
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Talent Show
  • Ziplining