Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Camp
Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder camp is held each July at a Camp Courage facility. The camp is sponsored by the Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota and the Dakotas (HFMD) and the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (GLHF). This one week resident camp program is for boys and girls ages 8-17 who have been diagnosed with hemophilia or another bleeding disorder. Staff members include medical professionals from Children’s, medical personnel from other regional bleeding disorder clinics, and employees of Camp Courage. The camp provides children and adolescents with an opportunity to meet others who face similar challenges in a fun casual setting. To learn more, visit the Camp Courage website.
Sickle Cell and Oncology Camp-Miracles of Mitch All Star Camp
The annual sickle cell and oncology camp program is held at a Camp Courage facility and is sponsored by the Miracles of Mitch Foundation and Cancer Kids Fund. This 5-day camp is for boys and girls ages 7-17 who have a diagnosis of sickle cell disease or cancer. Siblings are also welcome at camp. Children’s Hematology/Oncology physicians and nurses work at the camp. It provides children and adolescents with an opportunity to meet others who face similar challenges in a fun casual setting. To learn more, visit the Camp Courage website.
Camp Mak-A-Dream is a camp in Montana with a mission to provide a Montana experience for families affected by cancer. A group of teenagers and young adult patients from Children’s attends a summer session.
Camp Sunshine is a camp in Wisconsin for families affected by cancer. Sessions full of activities and programs for the whole family are held throughout the year.
For more information about summer camps, please call the Child Life department at 612.813.6259
Various organizations exist to positively impact the lives of children diagnosed with serious illnesses like cancer or blood disorders.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work.
Wishes & More® enhances the life of a child fighting a terminal or life-threatening condition by providing extraordinary experiences including wishes, scholarships, memorials and more.