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Camp Firefly

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 CAMP

Camp Firefly is pleased to provide in-person programming to campers this year. For the safety of all participants, Camp requires that all participants agree to the following COVID-19 precautions and protocols.

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

Camp Firefly Staff
ALL camp staff and volunteers must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) for COVID-19.

Camp Firefly Campers
The COVID-19 vaccine is required for all eligible campers.  All campers must be fully vaccinated before attending Camp.

During Camp Check-In

Am I considered fully vaccinated for camp?
Check the CDC’s COVID Vaccination Schedule to see if your vaccination is up to date to attend camp.

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

August 8-12, 2022 |YMCA Camp Oakes (Big Bear, CA)

Staff Please Note: Camp Firefly staff will be expected to be at camp on Sunday, August 7, 2022 for Staff Training.

CAMPER REGISTRATION

STAFF APPLICATION

Interested in joining the Camp Firefly staff for summer 2022? Click below to apply today.