Camp FAQ's

What are the dates for camp and where does it take place?

Mile High Camp July 16-21st

Leadership Camp July 14-21st

Camp takes place at the Rocky Mountain Village at Easter Seals in Empire, CO.

When are camp forms due?

Camp forms are due on June 1st, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS. Campers that get their forms in after the deadline will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Priority will be given to affected campers. You will hear if your child has been accepted to camp no later than July 1, 2017.

 

How old do you have be in order attend camp?

Campers must be 7 years old on the first day of camp in order to attend. No exceptions.

 

Are siblings allowed at camp?

Mile High Camp believes that a chronic illness affects the entire family; therefore we encourage siblings to apply. However, our policy states that siblings must first attend with their affected sibling in order to attend. Campers, including siblings that have COMPLETE applications to NHF Colorado office before the due date of June 1st will have a guaranteed slot. Siblings old enough to attend Leadership will automatically be placed on a wait list, regardless of due date. If slots are available, space will be given to Leadership siblings that have gone through the camp program.

 

Do I have to have my child immunized in order to attend Mile High Camp?

Up to date immunizations are required for not only all campers, but counselors and staff as well. Every camper must provide a copy of their immunization record every year they apply for Mile High Camp. No exceptions. NFHCO & the HTC do NOT keep records from previous years.

 

Does my child need a physical in order to attend camp?

Yes, all campers need to have a physical to order to attend. Affected campers can use their comprehensive visit with the HTC to fulfill this requirement, only if the comp visit took place between camp last year and July 14th, 2017. Siblings will need to schedule a physical with their primary physician. A form is provided for your primary care to fill out. We understand that scheduling can be difficult, so if your physical or comp visit is not be completed by June 1st, 2017, please make a notation on your camp forms of the scheduled date and get us the information ASAP. We appreciate your understanding!

 

I’m coming from another state? Does NHFCO help with transportation costs?

NHFCO does not provide transportation grants to camp, but the Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorder Alliance (serving Montana & Wyoming) does. Please contact Brad Benne: brad@rmhbda.org

 

How much does camp cost?

Each family is required to pay a non-refundable $75.00 deposit. The remainder of the camp cost, approximately $1000.00 per camper, is underwritten by other sources, including funds raised by the Colorado Walk for Hemophilia. Scholarships are available through the NHFCO office.

 

What do I pack for my child at camp?

Packing lists are included in your camp forms and are on our website as well. We suggest bringing older clothing that can get dirty and nothing that has value (things get lost quickly!). A raincoat and sweatshirt for evenings is a must! Sturdy shoes, like tennis shoes are recommended. No flip flops!

                       

Are there physical restrictions or limitations to attend camp?

We would never turn a camper away for having mobility issues! That is what camp is for! However, if a camper has specific limitations that participation in camp could potentially harm the camper, HTC clinical staff will discuss the issue with the family. No decision will ever be made without family discussion and consent.

 

What medications will be administered at camp?

All medication, including clotting factor, vitamins, allergy medication and any other meds for your camper must be checked in with clinical staff. HTC clinical staff will handle bleeding disorder medication, including clotting factor and Easter Seals clinical staff will take care of everything else. Medication is to be brought to camp in the original containers

Please contact Camp Director Sean Jeffrey about any questions at (720) 545-0755, sjeffrey@hemophilia.org