Camp Warren Jyrch - 7/30

The Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois sponsors this camp in Hudson for 7- to 18-year-old boys and girls with bleeding disorders and who are carriers. Named for Warren C. Jyrch, the first person with hemophilia to successfully undergo open-heart surgery in Illinois, the camp offers a week-long program that includes self-infusion training, ppol Olympics, archery and field games. There is also a counselor-in-training program for older teens.

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Follow the NYLI (Brent Movitz and Mallory O’Connor) as they blog about conducting leadership games and sharing healthy living messages with younger campers at Camp Warren Jyrch this summer. Click the balloons on the map below for the latest blog entries.

NYLI Members Attending Camp Warren Jyrch

 

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!
Mallory O’Connor
Mallory O’Connor
I joined NYLI because I felt that it was a wonderful way for me to give back to a community that has truly given me so much. I want to take my passion for volunteering and helping others to the next level, and to perpetuate the many accomplishments of this community. I have helped on a local level by volunteering at events for children put on by my local chapter as well as volunteering and furthering the swimming lessons program at Camp HONOR, Arizona.

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