Camp New Hope is a seven-day; six-night residential camp for children ages 6-17 with sickle cell disease. Our mission is to provide an enriching experience that fosters independence, self-esteem, and friendships.
Camp New Hope offers campers the excitement and fun of a traditional summer camp in addition to the unique advantages of an environment and staff responsive to their unique health concerns. Campers enjoy a week of adventure while learning self-help, sickle cell disease management skills, and developing a more positive self-image. Campers are encouraged to explore a variety of interests including swimming, canoeing, tennis, climbing, and arts and crafts.
The goals of Camp New Hope:
Identify sources of support
Build confidence and sense of accomplishment
Increase a sense of independence
Identify strengths and resources to achieve future goals
Camp New Hope is designed to:
Give children with sickle cell disease a special and safe place to spend part of their summer and have fun
Provide an environment to promote the growth of self-esteem, self-reliance, emotional development, and creativity
Promote and encourage an appreciation and greater personal understanding of the environment and natural surroundings by supporting campers' active participation in outdoor camping programs
Uphold the responsibility of treating each child as an individual with unique physical and emotional needs