August 16 - August 19
Since 1992, NEHA has offered a Family Camp program to anyone with a bleeding disorder who receives care in one of the six New England states. This event focuses on two key goals: increasing and enhancing self-infusion skills, and building connections within our community. The mission of Family Camp remains our north star as we create new ways of offering safe and meaningful education and connection to families.
Family Camp 2021 Plans
We are pleased to announce that our 2021 Family Camp will be held in-person this summer. NEHA’s Board of Directors, Camp Medical Team, and staff came to this decision after carefully reviewing data and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Camp Association (ACA), and Association of Camp Nursing (ACN). Using guidelines from these organizations and our local partners, we have developed a series of protocols that will allow us to safely host Family Camp in-person.
Family Camp will be held from Monday, August 16 to Thursday, August 19 at Geneva Point Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.
- May 18 – Applications Open
- June 7 – Applications Close
- June 21 – Families Notified of Acceptance
- June 21 – Registration through CampDoc Begins
- July 7 – Registration through CampDoc Ends & Fees Due
- August 15 and August 16 – Staff and Counselor Training
- August 16 – August 19 – NEHA Family Camp
Activities and Overview
Family Camp will feature many beloved traditions this year, while incorporating new procedures recommended by the CDC, ACA, and ACN to protect the health and safety of everyone on site. These changes include non-pharmaceutical interventions like mask requirements, social distancing, and using a “pod” model instead of color groups.
- Children & Teens ages 4-15 can expect to rotate through a variety of activities with other members of their family, including arts and crafts, woodshop, archery, field games, and waterfront activities on Lake Winnipesaukee. Self-infusion classes are taught by experts. This relaxed environment helps campers learn how to self-infuse for the first time.
- Teens ages 16-17 are invited to apply as junior counselors.
- Young adults ages 18+ are encouraged to apply as counselors.
- Adults will remain with their children and rotate through all activities together. At the recommendation of the CDC, we will use a pod model to ensure the safety of attendees.
A complete agenda will be released to accepted families once it is finalized.
Please read the following information carefully before applying.
- Applications to attend Family Camp were accepted from Tuesday, May 18 to Monday, June 7. We are no longer accepting Applications.
- If you are accepted into Camp, you will be contacted and asked to officially register for Camp through CampDoc.
- If you have any questions about this, please contact NEHA’s Program and Camp Director, Sarah Shinkman at [email protected].
Family Camp Cost
We are proud to subsidize 93% of the cost of Family Camp to make it affordable for everyone in our community to attend. Family Camp is made possible through the generous donations of individuals, industry sponsors, and several of the Hemophilia Treatment Centers in our region.
- All registration fees must be paid in full by Wednesday, July 21.
- Registration fees covers the cost of lodging, food, and activities during Family Camp.
Please read our Family Camp FAQ page to see our COVID-19 protocols, information on programming, details on applying for Camp, and more. See our FAQ Page by clicking here.
Our goal in planning this year’s Family Camp is to make everyone as safe as possible. We understand that these procedures may not work for everyone, and we hope that you will make a decision about attending that works best for you and your family.
If you have any questions, please reach out to NEHA’s Program and Camp Director, Sarah Shinkman at [email protected] or (781) 326-7645.
We are thankful to these companies for supporting this event:
Woody 500 Sponsor