MHA Wilderness Camp - 8/06

This camp in Lawson, MO, draws campers from three states: Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. The five-day program is for 7- to 18-year-olds and features self-infusion instruction an adolescent campout and counselors in training. It is sponsored by the Midwest Hemophilia Association in Kansas City, MO.

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

NYLI Members Attending MHA Wilderness Camp

 

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!
Barlen Matias
Barlen Matias
Joining the NYLI Program was something that I had been looking forward to because I feel that it gives me a chance to give back to the bleeding disorders community for all that I have benefited from it. It is my chance to share the information that has been shared with me throughout my involvement with the hemophilia community.
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 .
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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