Teen River Camp at San Diego County's Camp Dragonfly
(Fri, July 8 - Tue, July 12, 2022) tentative dates
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: Please read details below to ensure a successful camp experience and application submission.
Camper applications will be closed after June 3, 2022.
This camp is open to ten (10) NV Chapter campers (diagnosed patients and unaffected siblings) who will be 14 to 18 years of age at time of camp.
NV Chapter Camp teens will have the opportunity to experience the excitement of a rafting adventure on the South Fork of the American River with San Diego County Hemophilia Association's Camp Dragonfly camp community.
Camp Dragonfly provides teens with the tools they need to overcome the challenges presented to them by their disorder as well as connect with peers, gain leadership skills, test personal limits and the opportunity to commune with nature. By attending Camp Dragonfly, campers will experience camping and an outdoor program which challenges at both the individual and group levels. Come experience the beauty of the South Fork and the excitement and challenge that comes with whitewater rafting. This is a memorable adventure, perfect for those who have spent time on the river before or novice paddlers.
Professional medical staff from Rady Children’s Hospital Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center are on site for duration of the camp program.
Participants will be camping for five days and four nights at the ETC (Environmental Traveling Companions) River Camp’s riverfront property located in Lotus, CA. Along with rafting, participants will be sleeping under the stars (tent optional), cooking all meals in their full outdoor kitchen, enjoying group activities and nightly campfires. Please note: there will be accessible bathrooms but no showers.
This camp is at no cost for our qualified community members. Space is limited and dependent on timely completed medical documentation for every camper.
The NV Chapter Camp Program requires ALL CAMPERS and ALL PAID and UNPAID STAFF at this camp to be fully vaccinated by the time of camp. A copy of each participants vaccination is required. If participant is in the process of acquiring an appointment, documentation must be provided. A camper will not be permitted to camp if they do not provide proof of full vaccination. We will also be practicing at camp, from pick-up to drop-up, the most current mask and safety recommended protocols. Campers will be informed and updated of these expectations prior to camp yet be prepared to wear masks during travel, while indoors, and in large groups at this time, except when not actively eating or drinking.
Any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact Jacob Murdock, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Airfare and transportation to the Lotus, CA river camp site is provided.
Travel to camp begins tentatively mid-morning to late afternoon of the first scheduled camp day with an early evening arrival.
Travel from camp to their designated pick-up begins early afternoon with an anticipated early to mid evening arrival, dependent on camper's pick-up location.
- For Southern Nevada Residents: anticipate one hour plane travel from Harry Reid INT Airport, and at least a two hour shuttle to camp .
- For Northern Nevada Residents: anticipate a two hour shuttle from Reno Airport to camp.
All camp details and camper information about next steps, including travel, expectations, preparations, what to bring, as well as packing directions for medications and personal items will be communicated in a NV Chapter Camp Programs - Camper Packet to camper and family after the approval process is completed.
BEFORE APPLYING FOR CAMP
It is important to ensure you have all of the following information at hand, fulfilled requirements, and completed documents to upload during registration. Any missing information or documents may delay your camper's application approval process. If you need assistance, or have any questions with the application, please reach out to Danielle Bell, Program Manager at email@example.com
Physician Forms must be completed and signed by the doctor
- A copy of the camper's COVID-19 vaccination card - All Campers are Required to be FULLY Vaccinated
- A copy of the camper's immunization records/card- The following immunizations/vaccinations are required: DTap (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis), MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella), Measles, Varicella (chicken pox), Polio, Hepatitis A & B
- A copy of the camper's insurance card- both front and back
- Teen River Camp-Physicians Camp Physical (downloadable form below) OR copy of letter from primary care physician (not the HTC) showing examination within 12 months of the first day of camp.
- The date of the camper's last comprehensive visit with the HTC- also needs to be within 12 months of the first day of camp
- A list of ALL medication (factor, other prescriptions, over-the-counter) that your camper will be bringing to camp
- ETC - Environmental Traveling Companions Health and Waiver Form (downloadable form below)
Please download and fully complete this form. To be uploaded on the Teen River Camp registration form.
Must be signed by a physician, and submitted for all campers attending.