Hemophilia of North Carolina

Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
affected by bleeding disorders.

260 Town Hall Dr., Suite A, Morrisville, NC 27560
1-800-990-5557 (toll free)
Ropes Course 2016

*Download information flier (pdf* 5.6mb) and registration and permission forms (pdf* 802kb). Registration deadline is Monday, June 5, 2017.

2017 HNC-HSC Teen Retreat

at Camp Canaan
3111 Sand Island Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Thursday-Sunday, July 6-9, 2017

For anyone age 13-18 who has a bleeding disorder or has a sister, brother or parent with a bleeding disorder.

Bring a friend!

Transportation Available

Schedule (pdf* 91kb)

Come spend a weekend with friends – new & old! We're planning a terrific weekend full of fun activities and sessions that will challenge you, inform you, and inspire you. Share your interests, passion, and ideas about how you can make a difference for yourself and in our community. Our programs will include self-advocacy, learning to share your story, and how to use your voice!

Hemophilia of North Carolina and Hemophilia of South Carolina are offering this program to teen members free of charge. This includes lodging, busing, all meals and activities.


We love onomatopoeia, and when we started thinking about stress, this word felt so true! Stress is part of everyday life, and teens live in a world where there is a lot of Wowkapow: the raw energy, sensations, and emotions that we call STRESS. For all of us, stress can be overwhelming, but stress is also the natural experience of navigating something we care about. Does stress always have to be a bad thing? Stress is an unavoidable reality in our world, but what we do with it, and how much of it we choose to lug around is entirely up to us. GutMonkey wants to spend some time playing with stress: as a way to help us think, make us laugh, connect to what we care about, and take a break from the usual ways we cope with this combination of feelings and sensations. Come ready to be honest about how stress can shut you down, and be open to choosing a new way of using stress to propel you forward!

Retreat activities will include a high ropes course and lots of time in the pool.

Event Schedule

Transportation Schedule (pdf* 91kb)

  • Thursday, July 6
    • 5pm-6pm: Arrive in the evening
    • Dinner
    • Ice breaker and games
  • Friday, July 7
    • All day: Team-building and group sessions led by GutMonkey; free time
    • Campfire and s'mores
  • Saturday, July 8
    • All day: Team-building and group sessions led by GutMonkey; free time
    • Dinner and free time
  • Sunday, July 9
    • Breakfast
    • Review & Suggestions
    • Boxed lunch and noon check-out

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