Camp Independence - 6/13

The philosophy of this camp in Tishomingo, OK, is to provide a summer camp experience for children in the bleeding disorders community that is both educational and recreational. Campers include boys and girls with bleeding disorders, ages 7 to 16 years old, and their siblings. The five-day camp, sponsored by the Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation, provides special programs on basic bleeding disorder education, self-infusion instruction and heredity.

Find Out What Happened! READ THEIR BLOG!

Follow the NYLI (Brent Movitz, Brittany Zellner and Adam Wilmers) as they blog about conducting leadership games and sharing healthy living messages with younger campers at Camp Independence this summer. Click the balloons on the map below for the latest blog entries.

NYLI Members Attending Camp Independence

 

Brent Movitz
Brent Movitz
I wanted to get more involved in the national politics of the bleeding disorder community. NYLI was a great opportunity for me to meet others my age with bleeding disorders from all around the country with diverse beliefs and experiences. Since joining NYLI, I created and ran my own program promoting nutrition and health for teens with bleeding disorders for the Illinois Hemophilia Foundation and will be a counselor at Michigan’s Camp Bold Eagle. I have already met so many wonderful blood brothers and sisters from all over the country through NYLI and I cannot wait to see what we accomplish together!
Brittany Zellner
Brittany Zellner
I joined NYLI because I wanted to do more for the bleeding disorders community.I’ve been working at a camp for four years. I’ve gotten my lifeguard certifications just to be a lifeguard at camp. I’ve been part of the Benefactor’s Ball for three years and I’m very much involved with both the Michigan and Wisconsin hemophilia foundations.
Adam Wilmers
Adam Wilmers
Adam Wilmers is a graduate student at Michigan State University, studying Human Resource Management and School Counseling. Adam has been on the board of the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan since 2002, and currently serves as the second vice president. A former member of NHF’s National Youth Leadership Institute, Adam has also worked at several camps for children with bleeding disorders, in Michigan, California and Illinois. Adam’s passion lies in the field of education, specifically working with children and young adults who have bleeding disorders.

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