2013 Summer Camp Information – North Carolina
At summer camp, children get to meet and play with peers who have bleeding disorders or other chronic health conditions. Camp brings many fun and safe opportunities for your child.
Camps also empower children to learn more about their bleeding disorder and often motivates them to take more responsibility for their care and allow children to feel special without focusing solely on their medical condition.
Camp Carefree is located just north of Greensboro in Stokesdale, NC. Camp Carefree is open to all children regardless of their treatment center and they even welcome kids from neighboring states!
The 2013 summer camp for children and teens – ages 6 to 16 – with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders is July 21 through July 27, 2013.
Also offered at Carefree are additional camps for well siblings who have a brother or sister with a chronic medical condition (June 16-22) and one for well children of ill/disabled parents (July 14-20).
This camp is completely funded by donations – there is no charge to attend this beautiful 22 acre facility.
For more information and application forms contact Camp Carefree, Inc., (336)427-0966 or on the web at www.campcarefree.org.
at Camp Don-Lee, Arapahoe, NC
Camp Rainbow is a summer camping experience for children with cancer or hemophilia treated by the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Camp Rainbow is a week long experience with an estimated 100 campers attending each year. The camp is staffed by physicians, nurses and other volunteers who provide necessary medical support and emotional encouragement. Camp Rainbow is held at Camp Don-Lee, located on the Neuse River near Arapahoe, NC. Camping experience goals include: building self-confidence and independence, emotional and social development and well being, and learning and sharing support with others who are living with a chronic blood disorder. Camp activities include sailing, canoeing, swimming (lessons adapted for handicapped), arts and crafts, music, campfires, nature, and specialized support and educational sessions.
Dates for 2013 summer camp are not yet available. For more information about Rainbow Services programs, camp volunteer opportunities and donation opportunities, please call (252)744-4102.