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, play laser tag 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

If your child is interested in an overnight camp experience with other children facing similar challenges, please consider sending them to Camp Klotty Pine.

Stay connected to GLHF — there will be some big camp announcements coming soon!

For more Information, contact:

Karin Koppen, Camp Director
kkoppen@glhf.org
414.937.6782

Camperships

Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation (GLHF) provides Camperships to cover the cost of Camp Klotty Pine for families unable to do so on their own. Our goal is to ensure that all children living in Wisconsin, or receiving care from a Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment Center, who would like to attend camp have the opportunity to do so. If cost is a barrier to your child’s attendance at camp, please complete the Campership section in the Camp Klotty Pine registration materials.

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 16-18 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.

The LIT Program includes two training sessions in the spring and fall where participants will learn about positive behavior management, interpersonal relationships and maintaining a safe and fun environment for our campers. LITs are required to arrive the day prior to the camp session for orientation.

Learn more about LIT Program Qualifications.

Apply to the LIT Program:

Submit your completed LIT application and reference forms via email to Kailee Frederick at kfrederick@glhf.org by February 15, 2019.

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 volunteering as a counselor at Camp Klotty Pine.

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

Applications will be accepted until June 1 or until positions are filled.

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 campfires. They stay in comfortable cabins with shared sleeping arrangements and access to the camp bath house.

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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