With funding by grants from Pfizer and Bioverativ, the AHA is able to organize a specialized annual weekend conference in the sunny southwest that focuses on the work of bleeding disorder summer camps. Designed by a planning team from across the country, NACCHO (North American Camping Conference for Hemophilia Organizations) is facilitated by nationally known presenters and leaders from the bleeding disorder community who share useful camp resources and techniques. Participants can exchange resource materials, meet with representatives from NHF, pick up new ideas, and share their most successful endeavors with people from other camps.

 

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Save the date for NACCHO 2019

January 18-20, Pre-Conference January 17, 2019!

Those Eligible NACCHO was created for the people who are responsible for planning, organizing, and operating bleeding disorder summer camps (including family camps). These people include your best counselors, camp directors, medical staff, fundraisers, activities leaders, or camp committee members. The sponsoring agency that operates your local bleeding disorder summer camp, whether it’s an HTC, NHF Chapter, or Association, identify and designate representatives to the conference. Sponsoring agencies are strongly encouraged to send representatives who have never attended NACCHO before – which in turn will help enlarge the base of caring and knowledgeable camp staff. The conference is funded to accept a limited number of participants on a first-come first-served basis with new attendees receiving special priority. Participants are encouraged to complete the online registration form with credit card payment for prompt service. Due to the enthusiastic response from the community to attend NACCHO, the following criteria for conference participation was devised:

  • Eligibility and approval process (must be submitted with approval from your sponsoring agency)
  • Organizations that want to start a camp may send two representatives (New camp programs started by established camps do not qualify).
  • Organizations that have a program and serve 49 or fewer campers may send two representatives.
  • Organizations that have a program and serve 50 or more campers may send three representatives.
  • Organizations that have a family camp in addition to a regular camp may bring one additional person.
  • The maximum number of people that can come per camp through the conference funding is four (Additional participants may come by paying a registration fee plus their own hotel and airfare costs, as availability permits).

What to Expect We will provide education and learning opportunities through five major interest tracks:

  • Administration Track: All the nuts and bolts sessions on how to budget, market, promote, insure and manage camp – including facilities management, registration, policies, purchasing supplies for camp, and much more.
  • Campers and Parent Track: All sessions relating to child/youth development in theory and in practice, contemporary parenting issues, working with children with behavioral challenges, sending children home, developmental or practical issues related to bleeding disorders, as well as current topics relating to working with parents, building partnerships, setting limits, and enforcing camp rules.
  • Programs and Activities Track: All sessions related to instruction in sports, arts, adventure and waterfront operation.
  • Staff and Leadership Track: Sessions within this category fall into two areas: those relating to staff hiring, training and management; and those relating to camp leadership theory and practice, cultivation and training, vision, ethics, community building, and establishing or changing camp culture.
  • Medical Services Track: All sessions related to the providing of medical and social services at camp.

Should you have any questions regarding NACCHO, please feel free to contact us at (602) 955-3947 or by email: NACCHO@arizonahemophilia.org Best Practice Benchmarks for Facilities   Collaborating With Industry; Policy Discussion Guide Podcasts Camp Document Library

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Save the date for NACCHO 2019

January 18-20, Pre-Conference January 17, 2019!

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Airfare

Outbound Flight

More Information for 2019 will be available as the conference gets closer.

Return Flight

More Information for 2019 will be available as the conference gets closer.

Selecting a Flight

The reimbursement limit per round trip flight is dependent on the area in which you are flying from (see below).

•West Coast (CA, OR, WA, NM, NV, UT, CO) reimbursement up to $250

•Midwest (MT, ID, WY, NE, ND, SD, IL, AR, LA, TN, WI, MO, MN, MS, KS, OK, IA, WI, TX) up to $375

•East Coast (MI, GA, SC, NC, OH, WV, VA, KY, IN, FL, NY, NJ, CT, MD, PA, DC, RI, MA, ME, NH, VT) up to $450

•Alaska up to $500

•Hawaii up to $500

•Canada West Coast up to $400

•Canada East Coast up to $550

 

International Flights

If you are an international participant flying from overseas, please contact us to discuss travel arrangements.

For flights over the allotted amount, you will need approval from the Arizona Hemophilia Association, prior to booking your flight.

 

Costs Pre-Conference Costs Bleeding Disorder camp directors are invited to attend a special Camp Directors Pre-Conference. The pre-conference is being held for camp directors to focus on ‘best practices’, staff training and camp management particularly relevant to the funding, administration, and supervision aspects of running a summer camp for those affected by bleeding disorders. Attending the pre-conference adds $50 to the registration fee and that helps defrays the cost of the extra night’s hotel stay, all meals, and all program materials. Camp directors are highly encouraged to attend and participate in the pre-conference.

Conference Costs Pfizer and Bioverativ’s funding of NACCHO enables us to offer airfare, hotel, food, and conference registration for only $125 per participant ($175 if you are a camp director attending the pre-conference). Yes, it’s true! For $125 you get to spend two nights at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix (downtown Phoenix), all meals on the conference agenda are included.

Transportation and Meals If you choose to take a cab or rent a car, it will be at your own expense. Also, there is no reimbursement for any meals you have while you are traveling to and from the conference.

Number of Attendees

Eligibility and approval process (must be submitted with approval from your sponsoring agency)

  • Organizations that want to start a camp may send two representatives (New camp programs started by established camps do not qualify).
  • Organizations that have a program and serve 49 or fewer campers may send two representatives.
  • Organizations that have a program and serve 50 or more campers may send three representatives.
  • Organizations that have a family camp in addition to a regular camp may bring one additional person.
  • The maximum number of people that can come per camp through the conference funding is four (Additional participants may come by paying $350 plus their own hotel and airfare costs, as availability permits).

* We will be contacting your sponsoring agency to verify your eligibility. Only one director per camp will be permitted to attend the Directors Pre-Conference. If you are unsure if you qualify, please consult your camp director before registering. If a sponsoring agency is willing to pay airfare, share its allocation of rooms, and pay a conference registration fee of $350 (not $125), we can accommodate extra people. For the price of airfare and $350, this is still a great investment in your camp leadership. Should you have any questions regarding our new procedures for NACCHO and/or would like to add additional people, please feel free to contact us at (602) 955-3947 or via naccho@arizonahemophilia.org

The NACCHO Bowl & Camp Shirt Exchange

Two great ways to find and share ideas for making camp even better!

The NACCHO Bowl

a)      In a 2-minute video or video montage, share how you “Pay It Forward”. Pay It Forward is to be inspired by someone or something to do good for others with no expectation of reward. Did someone help you in life, and you volunteer at camp? Has your camp been inspired by a past camper and now has a yearly service project? Tell us how you encourage others to pay it forward at camp and beyond!

b)      Send us your video/video montage.  The NACCHO Committee will screen all entries and select finalists for sharing at NACCHO.

c)      ALL THOSE SELECTED RECEIVE A $500 GIFT CARD TO USE FOR CAMP!

d)      Videos selected as finalists will be shown at NACCHO!

SIGN UP For The NACCHO Bowl

  • E-mail your 2-minute video and any handouts you have for it to NACCHO@arizonahemophilia.org
  • Please don’t use copyrighted music in the video!
  • Be ready to talk to other people about your idea at NACCHO!

 

The Camp Shirt Exchange

Bring camp shirts, hats, bags, patches, and other camp swag to show, share, or swap with other camps Friday night while a tasty treat is served!  This is a great chance to meet new people from other camps and network, network, network!

SIGN UP For The Camp Shirt Exchange

  • E-mail NACCHO@arizonahemophilia.org and reserve a table for Friday night.
  • Bring extra camp shirts, bags, patches, totems, photos, songs, or other camp swag.
  • Set up Friday night, and show, share, or swap stuff and ideas with other camps.