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.
We understand that there is much uncertainty as it relates to COVID-19. We are committed to providing an experience that helps our campers grow, build confidence, and connect with peers. After careful review of the facts, and with advice from our medical team, we will be moving forward with a virtual experience for 2021. We are excited to be partnering with GutMonkey and the National Hemophilia Foundation, Colorado Chapter, to bring you an interactive virtual experience. We appreciate your patience and understanding in these uncertain times.
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.
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.
Due to the pandemic, this year’s registration fee will be waived for our virtual camp program.
DATES | TIMES
Monday, July 19, 2021 | On Your Own
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Each participant will be mailed a Camp Box that will contain all materials necessary to complete camp activities. In addition to program materials, Camp Boxes will also include a camp t-shirt and other fun surprises.
Join us for our galaxy themed camp! Help us save camp from the weepuls! Campers can expect hands-on activities such as building robots, doing galaxy inspired tie dye, and making (and eating!) space snacks. All camp activities will be a mix of tradition, such as a campfire, and novel… are you ready for an intergalactic SPACE JAM? Campers should also start thinking about their talents for another all camp talent/variety show this year.
How do I join the webinar?
Zoom webinar information coming soon.
What if I get disconnected or can’t login?
We will be actively troubleshooting throughout the camp program. Text 619-325-9401 if you have any technical difficulties and we will try to help you get back into the program.