With funding by grants from Pfizer and Biogen, 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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NACCHO 2016 is January 29-31, 2016!  The Pre-Conference is January 28th, 2016. 

Registration is open.

Register

 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 $350 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 Joan Gustin at (208) 301-1748 or via joan@arizonahemophilia.org

To view the podcasts for this conference, follow the below link and enter the password provided to you.

Podcasts

Camp Document Library


Airfare

In the interest of efficiency and to ensure the flights that attendees require, we have decided to have each attendee book their own flights to Phoenix for NACCHO. A reimbursement form will be provided at registration when you check in. 

Outbound Flight
When choosing your outbound flight, remember that if you are attending the Pre-conference on Thursday, January 28th, 2016, the conference begins at 2:00pm.  If you are attending NACCHO only, the conference will begin on  Friday, January 29th 2016 at 4:30 pm.

Return Flight
When choosing your return flight, plan on scheduling return flights after Sunday, January 31st 2016 at 2:30 p.m. keep in mind the traffic and one hour check in at the airport.

Selecting a Flight
The maximum reimbursement limit per flight is dependent on the area in which you are flying from (see below). We ask that you have your flight booked by Monday, January 4th.

  • West Coast (CA, ID, OR, WA, NM, NV, UT, CO) reimbursement up to $250
  • Midwest (MT, WY, NE, ND, SD, IL, AR, LA, TN, WI, MO, MN, MS, KS, OK, IA, WI, TX) reimbursement 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) reimbursement up to $450
  • Alaska reimbursement up to $500
  • Hawaii reimbursement up to $500
  • Canada West Coast reimbursement up to $400
  • Canada East Coast  reimbursement up to $550

(For flights over the allotted amount, you will need approval from the Arizona Hemophilia Association to get reimbursed).

Please Contact

If you are an international participant flying from overseas, please contact Joan Gustin to discuss travel arrangements at (208) 301-1748 or by email.

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 Biogen Idec’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 Tempe Mission Palms Hotel on Mill Avenue (downtown Tempe), all meals on the conference agenda are included. The hotel, which is only a ten-minute drive from the airport, offers free shuttle service every half-hour.

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 2015 and/or would like to add additional people, please feel free to contact Joan Gustin at (208) 301-1748 or via joan@arizonahemophilia.org

2016 Cup Application

 

IMG_0083As a tradition at NACCHO, each year the top applicants showcase their innovative programs to the attendees who vote for the NACCHO Cup winner. In 2014 we had five winners who received funds to help them with their camp program.

Our theme this year is “Reaching Beyond”.  Camps shared their ideas, and earned national recognition (plus money) for their efforts!

Recognition Levels:

  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,250
  • 3rd Place: $1,000
  • 4th Place: $ 750
  • 5th Place: $ 500