Last week, we had our first virtual Camp Klotty Pine experience – and the results were amazing! GLHF and camp staff provided a wide variety of activities that pushed campers to try new things and engage with their family and friends. This year, campers all received a box containing any materials they would need to participate in the week’s activities. Camp in a Box boxes were delivered to every camper’s home – allowing them to participate in fun, positive experiences they will remember for a lifetime!
“Camp put a smile on our faces and is just what we needed, especially with quarantine,” said one camper. “It was so much fun and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again next year.”
Throughout the week, campers participated in online Zoom sessions, two hours each morning and two hours each evening. The week was a mix of camp activities and education. Campers completed challenges using Goosechase, a platform that helps organize engaging scavenger hunt experiences.
Although this was a much different experience for everyone, campers still participated in many traditional camp activities. They made tie dyes, necklaces and other arts & crafts; went on treasure hunts; put on a talent show; participated in a family trivia night; had a pizza party; and participated in “virtual” campfires and daily reflections. Children also engaged in educational programs about health, exercise and self-care – all in a safe, nurturing and encouraging environment.
We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us create our very first “virtual” Camp Klotty Pine – providing our campers with a wonderful camp experience!
UW Health (University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics)
Hemophilia Outreach Center.