A group of kids playing on a raft at Camp Klotty Pine

Changing Lives Through Camp

Camp Klotty Pine

Camp Klotty Pine creates magical, life-changing experiences for children living with a bleeding disorder. At camp, children develop confidence, independence and build life-long friendships and memories while they swim, canoe, hike, and learn outdoor skills. Camp is also a place of encouragement, mentoring, and education for kids learning to self-infuse and enhance their role in self-care, a skill essential for life.

Camp Klotty Pine is designed for:

  • Children ages 7-15 living with a bleeding disorder
  • Children ready for the overnight, independent camp experience
  • Children who want to connect with other children in the bleeding disorders community
  • Children who are ready to learn about or take the first steps toward self-care and self infusion

Join us August 9-13, 2021 at Camp Klotty Pine for a special hybrid version of camp!
We listened to you and adapted camp this year to keep our campers safe, connected, and having fun in a new format. We will kick camp off virtually the night of August 9th with a virtual opening campfire for the entire family from home. Then, pack your camper’s bags and head up to camp on Tuesday morning for three nights of in-person camp. After our in-person fun, campers must be picked up Friday morning. Friday evening, families can log on to our virtual closing campfire and pizza party. This year, camp will also offer online activities throughout the week for campers choosing not to attend in-person. We are thrilled to bring our camp family back together for our favorite week of the summer! Please be sure to read important changes for the year in the What’s New? – Camp and Covid 19 link below and contact us with any questions or concerns.

Caregiver Guide
What’s New? – Camp and Covid 19
How to Register

CHECK BACK FOR REGISTRATION OPENING SOON! 

Stay connected to GLHF on social media, our Events Page and our News section for information about camp!

For more Information and to Register, contact:

Karin Koppen, Camp Director
kkoppen@glhf.org
414.937.6782

Camperships

At Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation we understand that families have different abilities to invest in camp. Because of this, we offer Camperships with a voluntary price option for all our Camp Klotty Pine campers. Our goal is to ensure that  children living in Wisconsin, or receiving care from a Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment Center, who would like to attend Camp Klotty Pine have the opportunity to do so. Families can choose the fee option that works best for them. All campers receive the same high quality camp experience.

Leader-In-Training Program

Camp Klotty Pine’s Leader-In-Training (LIT) Program is a stepping stone for all former campers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan or Illinois between the ages of 15-18 to move into future camp leadership positions. This three-year comprehensive program focuses on skill building, leadership development and service learning as ways to not only build competent counselors, but ambitious leaders for the future.

In 2021, we are excited to offer the Leader In Training (LIT) program for ages 15-18 alongside this year’s hybrid camp format. In addition to attending the camp session August 9-13, LITs will have group training via zoom starting in July, leading up to camp. LITs will also arrive at camp the morning of  Monday, August 9 for an in-person training day before campers arrive. Virtual and in-person training is where they’ll learn about positive behavior management, interpersonal relationships and maintaining a safe and fun environment for our campers.

All LIT candidates and families, please carefully read and review the important changes for this summer in the What’s New?- Camp and Covid 19 link. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. LITs are expected to lead by example, so it is especially important that our role models agree to adhere to all safety protocols and behavioral expectations if they are considering this role. 

Apply to the LIT Program:

Contact Kailee Frederick at kfrederick@glhf.org if you are interested in becoming a LIT at Camp Klotty Pine this summer.

Counselors

If you love summer camp, have experience working with children and want to make a difference in the life of a child, please consider becoming a counselor at Camp Klotty Pine.

For more information and to apply, contact:
Karin Koppen, Camp Director
kkoppen@glhf.org
414.937.6782

Family Camp

Family Camp is designed to prepare families with a child living with a bleeding disorder for an independent, overnight summer camp experience, and help them gain comfort in sending their child away to camp. Families spend the weekend together canoeing, hiking, doing archery and arts and crafts, and sharing alongside campfires. They stay in comfortable cabins with shared sleeping arrangements.

Family Camp is designed for:

  • Children, ages 5-9 living with a bleeding disorder and their immediate family, although ALL families living with a bleeding disorder are invited to attend
  • Families wishing to understand the benefits of summer camp programs
  • Families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and spend quality time as a family among their peers in the bleeding disorders community

Family Camp is a first step along the way to their child’s independent summer camp experience.

Register

Registration opening this summer.

For more Information, contact:
Karin Koppen, Camp Director
kkoppen@glhf.org
414.937.6782

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