Camp I-Vy provides an opportunity for kids with a bleeding disorder to discover who they are, to master caring for their bleeding disorder and to form friendships with others like them that will last a lifetime.
ABOUT CAMP I-VY:
Camp I-Vy is a residential summer camp program for children with bleeding disorders that takes place every summer in partnership with Camp Huston in beautiful Gold Bar, WA.
At Camp I-Vy, campers can expect: games, songs, hikes, team-building, cookouts, archery, swimming, crafts, variety shows, friends, nature and some pretty fantastic campfires!
Camp I-Vy is planned and facilitated in partnership with Camp Huston. Camp Huston is an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp and a leader in summer camp programs both in Washington and nationally.
MEDICAL CARE AT CAMP:
Camp I-Vy features an on-site medical staff comprised of the top bleeding disorder medical professionals in the State of Washington from the Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders and Seattle Children’s.
Throughout the week, campers will learn about their bleeding disorder and (if applicable) practice their self-infusion skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Campers that infuse themselves for the first time at camp are awarded the Big Stick Award, which is presented at closing campfire each summer. The Big Stick presentation is one of the highlights of our year!
Children with a bleeding disorder and their siblings ages 7-15 are eligible to apply for Camp I-Vy. Affected campers are given priority in the registration process. For families with younger children Camp I-Vy Jr. is a great fit!
16 & 17 year olds can apply to be a part of our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program. Adults 18+ can apply to be a volunteer counselor at camp.
Application materials are typically available in April each year.
Have questions? Want to learn more about camp? Don't hesitate to reach out!
*Children will only learn how to poke at camp I-Vy if it is considered medically necessary for their bleeding disorder by the medical staff.