Super Campers Always dates for 2014: July 28-Aug 2
Super Campers Always offers children and teens with Sickle Cell Anemai (ages 7-17) six days and five nights of summer fun, education, and social connections.
Super Campers Always was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with by the Hematology and Oncology Departments of Children’s National Medical Center. In addition to fun, the goal of Super Campers Always is to reduce the social isolation that is often associated with this condition, and increase every camper’s knowledge and understanding of sickle cell anemia. The camp provides opportunities for the children and teens to work with professional staff and become better self-advocates and self-managers of their condition. Parents can feel comfortable that their children are under the care of trained and experienced doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who are experts in the field.
Dr. Emily Meier, hemotologist and director of the Sickle Cell Disease Program at Children’s National Medical Center, heads the medical team for the week of camp. Addition medical staff, including nurses, social workers, physical therapist and psychologists, are on-site 24 hours a day. Counselors are trained to deal with issues related to sickle cell anemia. Many counselors and volunteers live with the condition and share their experiences with the campers.
Condition specific camps have proven to be an effective way for children to learn more about their condition and to develop adaptive behaviors. At Brainy Camps, children learn from peers and adult volunteers who live effectively with the same health conditions and are offered hope for the future.
Campers participate in a myriad of activities. Support groups and educational programs promote knowledge, skill development and social connections
At Super Campers Always, children and teens gain a better understanding of their condition, strengths and self-worth.
The cost of Super Campers Always is $750 for campers, $550 for counselors-in-training. Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Brainy Camps for more information.
Camp Super Campers Always receives support from the following:
Children's National Medical Center's Board of Visitors and Howard University's FACES of our Children.