Thanks to a generous grant from Octapharma, the National Camp Exchange program was created for bleeding disorder camps and staff to share their expertise, foster new ideas and share best practices. Through this program bleeding disorder staff is able to travel to other camps in the country and cultivate a bright future for the bleeding disorder camp community.
- It provides the opportunity for camps and future leaders to learn from one another on how best to improve camp and share best practices.
- It provides a forum to pass along traditions and build community for those with bleeding disorders nationally and internationally.
- It is a chance to give back to the developing camps and expand bleeding disorder camps across the globe.
Check back in January 2020 for more information!
“This program has helped us grow, both in knowledge but has also helped us learn more camp traditions to pass on. We are still a new camp, and having that outside knowledge come in and share with us has helped our campers, (families) learn, grow, and receive that camp fun.” – Camp Red Sunrise, Idaho
“Over the past few years I have had a lot of difficulty finding nurses with hemophilia experience to adequately staff our infirmary. As you know, this is vital to a camp program. Sue brings a wealth of knowledge with her. At our camp we do not have HTC support with nurses. Sue brings 30+ years of HTC and multiple camp experiences to the table. She brought new and fun games to freshen up our infirmary education sessions.” – Tyla Fowlkes, Camp Freedom, Tennessee
“The Alaska Hemophilia Association partnered this year with the National Camp Exchange and strongly endorses, and appreciates, the National camp Exchange program, the Arizona Hemophilia Association, and Octapharma for their support of NCE. Much of our success this year with camp can be attributed to this partnership and the support given.” – John A. Palmatier, Camp Frozen Chozen, Alaska