Camp Wannaklot - 7/27

During their stay at Camp Wannaklot in Rutledge, Georgia, campers are divided into two groups: junior camp for 7- to 12-year olds, and teen camp for those who are 13 to 17 years old. This camp, sponsored by Hemophilia of Georgia, offers everything from ceramics to mountain biking, a high ropes course and outdoor living skills. Campers make new friends, learn more about their bleeding disorders and share new experiences. Cam Wannaklot is the only residential summer camp serving children with bleeding disorders in Georgia.

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Follow the NYLI (Alex Ell, Shelly Mattson and Renee Embry) as they blog about conducting leadership games and sharing healthy living messages with younger campers at Camp Wannaklot this summer. Click the balloons on the map below for the latest blog entries.

NYLI Members Attending Camp Wannaklot

 

Alex Ell
Alex Ell
I joined NYLI so I could learn how to contribute to NHF in the future and to also meet a great group of individuals from across the country. At my local chapter, I serve on our board as vice president and I try to contribute most of my time to many of our activities and fund raisers.
Shelly Mattson
Shelly Mattson
I wanted to join NYLI as a way to become more involved with the hemophilia community on a national level, and to give back to those who have shaped me into the person that I am today. I have been a part of NYLI for four years. Locally, I started out as a camp counselor at Camp Bold Eagle in Holton, Michigan. I have done a lot of volunteer work as well, including fundraising, education, advocacy, and youth programming. I was on the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation’s board of directors for one year, and I am currently a member of the advocacy committee. Nationally, I have done youth programming for several states, including Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Globally, I am currently an intern at the World Federation of Hemophilia and the project manager of the World Federation of Hemophilia USA.
Renee Embry
Renee Embry
I joined NYLI because I love working with our community. I want to bring about more awareness and make a larger impact for people with bleeding disorders on a national level. Lately I have been very involved in the bleeding disorders community. From volunteering at camp in the arts and crafts department, to now becoming the Arts and Crafts Director for Tennessee’s bleeding disorders’ Camp Freedom and joining NYLI. I am continuing to look for ways to help the bleeding disorders community.

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