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Camp Dragonfly

HASDC’s Camp Dragonfly has been serving the teens of San Diego and Imperial Counties since 2014. Camp Dragonfly is an outdoor adventure summer camp, hosted by the Hemophilia Association of San Diego County in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center. Camp Dragonfly serves campers affected with hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, platelet disorders, and other rare chronic bleeding disorders from San Diego and Imperial Counties. 


HASDC’s Camp Dragonfly is for our teen campers, ages 14-18, diagnosed with a bleeding disorder (given priority), carriers and their siblings. Campers must be 14-years old on the first day of camp in order to attend. Siblings must attend with their affected sibling in order to attend. Campers diagnosed with a bleeding disorder must independently manage all personal care and mobility, which includes being able to self-infuse or administer factor product. Those living within San Diego & Imperial Counties will be given priority.


Camp Dragonfly provides teens with the tools they need to overcome the challenges presented to them by their disorder as well as connect with peers, gain leadership skills, test personal limits and the opportunity to commune with nature. By attending Camp Dragonfly, campers will experience camping and an outdoor program which challenges at both the individual and group levels.

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 $45.00 registration fee. Additional camp costs are underwritten by grants and funds raised by HASDC’s Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk.


Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2024
ETC River Camp – Lotus, CA


Join us as we return to rafting on the South Fork of the American River. Come experience the beauty of the South Fork, and the excitement, challenge and connection to nature that comes with whitewater rafting. This is a memorable adventure, perfect for those who have spent time on the river before or novice paddlers.

We will be tent camping for five days and four nights at the ETC (Environmental Traveling Companions) River Camp’s riverfront property located in Lotus, CA. Along with rafting, participants will be sleeping under the stars (tent optional), cooking all meals in their full outdoor kitchen, enjoying group activities and nightly campfires. Please note: there will be accessible bathrooms but no showers.

July 8, 2024: Attendees will travel via plane from San Diego to Sacramento
July 12, 2024: Attendees will travel via plane from Sacramento to San Diego


Please make sure you have all the required camper information, including health information and documents, provided below, ready to submit either in your application or via email to HASDC.

You will need to provide and/or upload the following documents:


Registration for our teen camp is now closed.
If you have questions regarding Camp Dragonfly or your camper’s application, please contact our office.


HASDC will email potential staff directly with registration instructions.


In addition to working with Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) for our river trip, we are excited to be partnering with GutMonkey to bring you a unique and interactive experience.  Thank you GutMonkey for partnering with HASDC to provide programming and camp support for Camp Dragonfly this year.


Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for making camp possible this year.