On August 8, GLHF’s Camp Klotty Pine welcomed 42 campers from across Wisconsin for an unforgettable week. Each summer, we watch kids arrive feeling both excited and a bit nervous about the week ahead. As our first full week of in-person camp since the pandemic started, it was apparent how important it is to be back together! “The magic and energy that happens under the stars or hiking through the woods, surrounded by new friends, can not be duplicated anywhere else for our campers,” said Karin Koppen, Camp Director. “Feelings are so pronounced on campers’ faces as they realize that they have found their second home at Camp Klotty Pine.”
At camp, we provide a space for campers to be truly themselves and open about their lives with a bleeding disorder. Camp is staffed with highly-trained counselors and an expert medical team of Hemophilia Treatment Center staff providing a safe environment for all. Encouragement, acceptance, and mentoring are woven into every aspect of the day from sunup to sundown. Campers immerse themselves in traditional camp activities like archery, water sports, climbing, art, and wilderness skills throughout the week, but that’s not all. Campers also show courage and strength as they learn to self-infuse their medication, a skill essential to a healthy life with a bleeding disorder.
Camp is a place of joy, support, connection, and adventure. It is a place to learn, grow, and build lifelong friendships. It is a place like no other.
If you would like to learn more about Camp Klotty Pine, please reach out to our Camp Director, Karin Koppen, at email@example.com.