Super Campers Always
A Fun, Supportive, and Empowering Environment for Children and Teens with Sickle Cell Anemia
|Camper||Medically managed, residential camp for children diagnosed with sickle cell disease, ages 7-18||$825|
|1-on-1 Assistant||1-on-1 Assistant must be at least 15 years old and interested in helping with the needs of another camper in order to ensure they have a successful camp experience.||$725|
|Counselor in Training||CIT is a leadership training program for teens 16 and older who are interested in gaining communication and behavioral management skills and want to work with a bunk of campers under the supervision of experienced counselors; must be accepted into the program||$625|
|Training for Independence||For teens, ages 16 to 19, seeking assistance in becoming more independent, responsible, and self-sufficient.||$825|
Super Campers Always offers children and teens with sickle cell anemia (ages 7-17) five days and four nights of summer fun, education, and social connections.
Super Campers Always was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with the Hematology and Oncology Departments of Children’s National. 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. Andrew Campbell, hematologist and head of the sickle cell anemia program at Children’s National, leads the camp’s medical team. Additional medical staff, including doctors, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and psychologists, are on-site 24 hours a day and counselors are trained to deal with issues related to sickle cell disease.
Campers participate in a myriad of activities. Support groups and educational programs promote knowledge, skill development and social connections and campers gain a better understanding of their condition, strengths and self-worth.
Please contact Brainy Camps at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the event that we must change 2021 camp to virtual camp, these will be the dates: July 19 - 22, 2021
Camp Super Campers Always 2021 received support from the following: