Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation are happy to be joining together once again to host our annual summer camp, Camp Independent Firefly and are extremely excited to offer this opportunity to your family! Camp will take place Tuesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Camp Whittle in Big Bear, CA.
Camp Independent Firefly is a 5-day 4-night sleep away camp for youth 7 thru 17 years of age. Activities will include returning favorites like horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, and the rock wall, along with brand new activities. We will also be offering a Leader in Training (LIT) Program for our eligible youth ages 17-19. This program prepares them to be our counselors and leaders of the future.
Camp Independent Firefly is fully supervised by a medical team to provide medical supervision, care, and intervention if needed. Camp also offers a unique opportunity to children affected by bleeding disorders the chance to learn skills, such as self-infusion, necessary to function independently while managing their disorder. And all children, regardless of diagnosis, will learn more about both bleeding disorders and cancer to gain a better understanding of what their new friends may be going through.
Children eligible to attend are children with inherited bleeding disorders, carriers of hemophilia and those diagnosed with cancer. Household siblings are also invited to attend camp. Children must be 7-17 years of age (must be 7 years old by June 13, 2017) and be residents of Nevada. Camp is offered free of charge to all who qualify. The entire cost of camp, including transportation to and from camp, is provided by our generous donors and sponsors.