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Camp Firefly

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HASDC’s Camp Firefly has been serving the youth of San Diego and Imperial Counties for over 20 years. Camp Firefly is a week-long residential summer camp, located in Big Bear, CA, hosted by the Hemophilia Association of San Diego County in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center. Camp Firefly serves campers affected with hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, platelet disorders, and other rare chronic bleeding disorders from San Diego and Imperial Counties. 

COVID REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND DAY CAMP

Camp Firefly is pleased to provide in-person, over-night programming, to campers this year. For the safety of all participants, Camp Firefly highly encourages participants to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Camp Firefly follows the guidelines of the CDC, State of California, and recommendations from the Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center at Rady Children’s Hospital.

WHO CAN ATTEND CAMP?

HASDC’s Camp Firefly is for campers, ages 7-14, diagnosed with a bleeding disorder (given priority), carriers and their siblings. Campers must be 7-years old on the first day of camp in order to attend. Siblings must attend with their affected sibling in order to attend. Campers must independently manage all personal care and mobility. Those living within San Diego & Imperial Counties will be given priority.

WHY ATTEND CAMP?

Camp Firefly provides youth with the tools they need to overcome the challenges presented to them by their disorder as well as lead healthy, vibrant and more importantly, full lives. By attending Camp Firefly, campers will gain independence, connect with peers, experience bleeding disorder education and attend self-infusion training provided by our local HTTC staff. Learning to self-infuse is an important rite of passage for children living with a bleeding disorder as most often their parents have performed this task since they were infants. Learning self-infusion is a critical step towards gaining independence.

Professional medical staff from Rady Children’s Hospital Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center are on site for duration of the camp program.

CAMP COST

Each camper is to pay a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee. Additional camp costs are underwritten by grants and funds raised by HASDC’s Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk.

DATES | TIMES

July 24 – 28, 2023 | YMCA Camp Oakes (Big Bear, CA)

*Staff to arrive on Sunday, July 23, 2023 (mandatory)

CAMPER REGISTRATION

Registration will open January 2, 2023

Registration Deadline: June 30, 2023

STAFF APPLICATION

If you are interested in applying for a staff position at Camp Firefly, please reach out to the chapter directly for the application link.