Summer camp registration is now open for Camp Youngblood, the annual camp presented by HACA and the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation at Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) in Charlottesville, VA. Click here to fill out the pre-screening to begin the application process. Camp will take place Sunday, July 14-Friday, July 19.

Camp Youngblood is a week-long overnight camp at CHT for children ages 7-17 with inherited bleeding disorders, their siblings, and children of members of the inherited bleeding disorder community that reside within the VHF or HACA coverage area. Kids enjoy a week of fun and learning with others that are faced with similar challenges and life experiences. Go here to learn more about the admission guidelines.

NEW THIS YEAR: Friday, July 19, will be “CYB Family Friday.” Camper families are invited to join in on all the fun starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided by CHT, and everyone will depart at 2 p.m. During this time, there will be a mini “family day camp” that will allow campers and their families a glimpse of Camp Magic together! VHF/HACA are looking into providing an overnight stay at a hotel close to CHT on that Thursday, July 18; in the pre-screening survey, please let us know if this would be of interest to you and we will be in touch with more details.

Are you thinking about sending your child to camp for the first time in 2024, have questions, or would you just like a refresher on the camp experience? Join HACA, VHF and Camp Holiday Trails for a virtual information session via Zoom on Thursday, January 18, at 7 p.m. to learn more about Camp Youngblood – even if you aren’t quite ready to send your kids this year.

Staff from CHT will talk more about camp activities and facilities; longtime Camp Youngblood parents will share their experiences with sending their kids to camp, and staff from VHF and HACA will be available to answer any additional questions. This virtual session will be a great opportunity to learn more and get all your questions answered in real time! Click here to register.