Summer camp focuses on fun and independence

 

It’s a time-honored tradition: Kids gathering at campgrounds for a blissful week of summer fun and friendship. And for decades, ARJ employees have jumped at the chance to join the fun as volunteer counselors at camps for adolescents with hemophilia.

Campers ranging from 7-17 enjoy connecting with others in the bleeding disorder community while embracing their individuality. Josh Swanson, a dedicated camp volunteer and Patient Services Representative at ARJ, explains it best: “It’s an environment where everyone is on the same playing field. Kids don’t feel singled out as ‘the special one’ with a condition.”

Camp favorites such as swimming, archery, arts and crafts, and campsite get-togethers keep kids moving, exploring, and learning with qualified staff.

Campers are also encouraged to learn self-infusion. ARJ nurses and clinicians from across the region volunteer for the weeklong session to assist with safety and proper technique.

 

Join the adventure!

Find a summer camp in your area: hemophilia.org

Or call Kristin Marema, ARJ’s Director of Patient Services, to learn more: 866-451-8804