Camp Overview

Why attend camp?

Camp is a safe-haven where kids can enjoy a fun, memorable experience with others their age, while learning more about their condition and gain self-confidence along the way. It is specifically designed to meet the special needs of children with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and provides activities that are "hemophilia friendly."

(From CO page) – Our vision is that our campers will embrace our camp values in order to one day take personal responsibility for their own lives and become strong advocates for their own care. Through a camper-centered program that focuses on the premise of keeping campers and staff safe, respected, and loved, we intend to empower our staff and campers to achieve these goals. If it were not for Camp Blood Brothers and Sisters, most children with bleeding disorders would not know another child with hemophilia or VWD. Due to medical conditions and family finances, many of our campers would not be able to attend a summer camp at all. We believe that a chronic condition affects the entire family. Our philosophy is to provide our campers with a normal camping experience by providing them with traditional camping activities in a safe environment.

Who can attend camp?

Camp Blood Brothers and Sisters is open to children with bleeding disorders ages 7-16. Children 17-18 enter a Leader in Training program. Siblings (ages 7-16) of campers who attend camp that year are eligible for a separate Sibling Camp week later in the summer.

For a full list of camper acceptance policies, as well as the Leader in Training Program, please click here!

What does it cost?

With the help of our faithful donors, we are able to provide this wonderful experience at no cost to the families we serve. Thank you to all of our donors!

How can I register my child?

Please download and complete the following forms, and return to The Painted Turtle.

(link – English)

(link – English)

Forms can also be picked up at any of our So Cal Hemophilia